From Nothing, Something

 

Year: 2012
Country: USA
Run Time: 79 minutes

People of all professional disciplines encounter no greater threat than that of the proverbial blank page. Whether you're a fashion designer, architect, choreographer, super-chef, or cartoonist, your success and hard work all began with nothing. In his documentary, FROM NOTHING, SOMETHING, director Tim Cawley sits down with people from many fields of creation and chronicles their processes from idea to finished product. Maria Bamford (comedian), Tom Perrotta (novelist), Moungi Bawendi and David Lee (cancer researchers), Jay Greenberg (composer), and Sara Quin (singer-songwriter of Tegan & Sara) are just some of the many incredibly encouraging professionals who offer up how they went from the fear of staring at a blank page all the way to great accomplishments. Honest and candid, the many subjects of FROM NOTHING, SOMETHING will inspire you with their insights into their methods, neuroses, and worries. – T.W.

Director
Tim Cawley

Producers
Lisa Belden, Mark Hankey, Eran Lobel, Amy Appleton, Jim Buckley, Tim Cawley

Cinematography
Geoff McAuliffe, Henrique Ghersi

Editing
Kat Baker

Director Bio
Tim Cawley is an award-winning advertising creative director who lives near Boston, Massachusetts.

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FROM NOTHING, SOMETHING (2012)

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Five2Nine Films LLC

tim@fromnothingsomething.com

www.fromnothingsomething

In the spirit of creativity and flying pigs, we dedicate this film to the memory of KATIE ARING

This film is presented with the generous support of MARIANNE LAX and CHARLES SHEEHE

Process Creative Studios

Kent State University College of the Arts

Cuyahoga County Public Library

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