PRLog (Press Release)
- Oct. 22, 2013 - LOS ANGELES, Calif. --
“Out of the Fire,” a documentary film by Courtenay Singer that examines the risks and rewards of being an artist, will screen as part of the Regional Showcase at the award winning Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival (http://www.rehobothfilm.com/
, Nov. 6-10, 2013. The film will show on Friday, Nov. 8, at 2:25 p.m., at Movies at Midway (https://www.facebook.com/moviesatmidway
), 18585 Coastal Highway, Rehoboth Beach, Del.
The documentary follows potter Kevin Crowe (http://www.kevincrowepottery.com/index.htm
), his apprentice Krista Loomans and others during a four-day firing of Crowe’s Japanese-style wood-fired kiln at Tye River Pottery in Amherst, Virginia. Crowe produces wood-fired, functional pottery, and fires his kiln twice yearly. The kiln’s contents represent many months worth of work and potential income. Maintaining a constant high temperature over four days requires intense labor, many hands and much patience. And temperature fluctuations or other mishaps could lead to broken pots. Along with portraying the camaraderie, techniques, and inherent drama of the firing, the film explores the drive to create, the importance of mentorship and community, and the roles of risk-taking and authenticity in creating the best possible work - and living life to the fullest.
“This film is a celebration of two art forms that I’m passionate about - pottery and documentary filmmaking,”
says Singer. “’It is also a celebration of the ideals shared by the artists in this film. While ‘Out of the Fire’ documents the high-stakes of producing quality, functional pottery, it also explores the importance of authenticity, risk-taking, and focus in successfully following a creative life path.”
The five-day Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival showcases approximately 100 of the best American and international films including features, documentaries and shorts.
“Out of the Fire” is Singer’s first feature film and had its world premiere at the Breckenridge Festival of Film (http://www.breckfilmfest.com/
). Upcoming additional screenings will take place at the Ojai Film Festival (http://www.ojaifilmfestival.com/)
, the Arlington Independent Film Festival (http://www.aiffest.org/)
, and the Driftless Film Festival (http://www.driftlessfilmfestival.org/)
. Learn moreatwww.outofthefirefilms.com or www.facebook.com/
outofthefirethefilm. Watch the trailer of “Out of the Fire” at https://vimeo.com/
About Courtenay Singer
Courtenay Singer is an award-winning producer, director and writer of non-fiction films and television programs. She has worked on shows for the Public Broadcasting Service, National Geographic, HGTV and Animal Planet, and has contributed to several independent films. She recently received an LA Area Emmy Award for the documentary special “Imagine: A Celebration of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.” In addition, Courtenay has managed international health communications projects for the World Health Organization, the South African Department of Health and the USC Annenberg Norman Lear Center.