Wednesday morning beach walk #9-8, 2021

I shot this film with my little maltese, Yayoi, on our early morning walk at the beach. We were and still are, in shock and immensely grieving NinaSimone-my dalmatian who had left this planet in April. So as life is-all of a sudden this homeless man was emerging from prone position covered in the sand and he began his zombie like walk staggering to water. We were both focused on his zombie manner.

  • Faye Fayerman
    Director
    In the car series:Stop light #12-4,2020
  • Faye Fayerman
    Writer
    In the car series:Stop light #12-4,2020
  • Faye Fayerman
    Producer
    In the car series:Stop light #12-4,2020
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Experimental, Feature, Short
  • Genres:
    shortdoc, experimental, human, homeless, femalefilmmaker, indiefilmmaker, cinematographer, conceptualfilm, artfilm, artist, conceptualart, fluxus, shortfilm
  • Runtime:
    25 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 9, 2021
  • Country of Origin:
    Canada
  • Country of Filming:
    Canada
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Multi Dimension Independent Film Festival

    United Kingdom
    December 23, 2021
    Winner Best Experimental Film
  • The Filmmaker's Space Film Festival

    February 22, 2022
    Winner Best Experimental Film
  • 4th Dimension Independent Film Festival
Director Biography - Faye Fayerman

Faye Fayerman is a Canadian born Artist and Filmmaker. After living in New York City for 30 years, she has recently moved to Vancouver. Faye Fayerman has exhibited her paintings and photographs in New York, Washington DC, Paris, Montreal, Ottawa, etc. Her sound installation, In C5, premiered at the Banff Centre for the Arts. Her large-scale vibrant, expressive figurative paintings are in museum collections such as Le Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec and private collections. She has received art grants for her experimental painting, photography and films. As an award winning Indie Filmmaker, her experimental films tell stories about a moment in a moment of time about nothing and everything including the wonder, minutiae and spectacularness of daily life. She has created installations for Jean-Pierre Perreault’s choreographies. She has been teaching art in New York, Montreal, and Vancouver. Her work weaves observations around the human condition focusing on finding humanness in images of connection and nature in between moments of space and time.

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Director Statement

I tell visual stories about everything and nothing in between moments of time that become. My experimental work explores invisible/visible humanness and how we choose to see in-your-face reality. We look at ourselves and look at the street and our alteration of self-awareness becomes mystified. We want to obliterate what we see and want to feel compassion and loss of what to do. My work challenges normative constructions of art, identity and value by connecting our human values in social justice community building. My work weaves observations around the human condition. My images present narratives of time, place and of existence. Exploring issues of subject and identity in my series of homelessness/drug addiction, my images present the roles we take and are given in what is in front of us. What I feel is numb and grief and am compelled to tell these stories of our human condition. Most importantly wherever I have lived, this is what is in front me. Environmental surroundings change but this state of human condition remains the same. My portrayals serve as a forum of a deep sense of loss, time and place. We seem to connect with this deep sense of loss. By portraying these untold visual stories even more graphically, the inevitable downside presents a narrative of time, place and existence for me.