These are a few of my favorite documentaries that continue to inspire me.
OBJECTIFIED is a feature-length documentary about our complex relationship with manufactured objects and, by extension, the people who design them. Director Gary Hustwit (HELVETICA) looks at the creativity at work behind everything from toothbrushes to tech gadgets, profiling the designers who re-examine, re-evaluate and re-invent our manufactured environment on a daily basis.
Offbeat artist Wayne White is best known for his work designing and voicing the puppets on PEE WEE’S PLAYHOUSE, but as this doc reveals, that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
The relationship between Charles Eames and his wife Ray ignited a burst of design ingenuity whose impact on the world can still be felt over half a century later.
Johnny Depp guides us through the life works of one of the most distinctive radical artists of the last 50 years – Ralph Steadman, the artistic mastermind behind Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.
Changing the world, one letter at a time… Helvetica is a feature-length independent film about typography, graphic design and global visual culture. It looks at the proliferation of one typeface (which will celebrate its 50th birthday in 2007) as part of a larger conversation about the way type affects our lives.
For over 30 years, Fred Rogers, an unassuming minister, puppeteer, writer and producer, was beamed into homes across America in his beloved show Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.
Sting’s wife Trudie Styler documents the turbulent bureaucracy both Sting and the filmmakers went through in order to complete The Emperor’s New Groove (2000), a Disney film that underwent extensive storyline changes from start to finish.