Private Project

World Between Our Ears

Columbus indie musician and writer Miles Curtiss mounts a return to his decades-long journey through the arts while finding and fostering community.

  • Rory Klein
  • Miles Curtiss
  • Miles Curtiss
    Key Cast
  • Raeghan Buchanan
    Key Cast
  • Darren Whiteker
    Key Cast
  • Miah Brightland
    Key Cast
  • Troy Kunkler
    Key Cast
  • Rory Klein
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    9 minutes 9 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 29, 2023
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - The Ohio State University
Director Biography - Rory Klein, Miles Curtiss

Rory Klein grew up in Chagrin Falls, Ohio, and studied film at The Ohio State University. After making shorts with his identical brother, Sage, throughout his childhood, Klein honed his abilities through his classes, culminating in several shorts, including "Open 24 Hours," "World Between Our Ears," and "Sunrise Blue."

Miles Curtiss is a musician and comic book writer who has been on the Columbus arts scene for more than two decades. He is most well known as the frontman of the lo-fi indie pop-punk band Marvin the Robot, and he studied video production at Grand Valley State University.

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Director Statement

Art creates community, and communities create art. After a global pandemic that left people isolated, live music is all the more celebratory and communal.

Miles Curtiss is a prominent member of the community in Columbus, Ohio. As he makes his return to live music at the Secret History of Black Punk show, he also gives Columbus a missing piece of the feeling of togetherness that they had lost in recent years.

This film shows a niche of Columbus to the world, and allows everyone to feel the warmth and excitement of the community.