Tomi Ungerer Story Goes Far Out
While Tomi’s on-camera interviews provide the backbone of the film’s narrative, writers, critics and other artists from various fields are interviewed to put his words and actions under a discerning microscope. Secondary interviews include: the late, great Maurice Sendak, legendary children’s book author and close friend; Jules Feiffer, syndicated Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist and friend; Patrick Skene Catling, British children’s book author and critic; Michael Patrick Hearn, American literary scholar specializing in children’s literature and its illustration; Steven Heller, art director, journalist and critic for the New York Times Book Review; Burton Pike, Professor Emeritus of Comparative Literature at the CUNY Graduate Center, former Fulbright student and long-time friend; and others.
While Far Out Isn't Far Enough is his theatrical directorial debut, Brad Bernstein is a writer, producer and director who has spent the last fourteen years creating long-form documentary production for TV. He is currently the staff writer for VH1’s Emmy Award winning doc series Behind The Music and has also produced and written five episodes of the series, a sixth of which (Ludacris) is currently in production through his production company Corner of the Cave Media (Miami, FL). Brad is also co-director and writer of Real Change: Artists For Education, a one-hour special airing nationally on CBS O&O's on April 23rd, 2013 that includes interviews and performances with Pitbull, Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus, Lady Antebellum, Jason Mraz, Quincy Jones, Matthew Morrison and LMFAO. Brad is also currently directing and producing a ten-camera, live concert and documentary adaption called Jazz and the Philharmonic which features Bobby McFerrin, Chick Corea, Dave Grusin and Terence Blanchard that will air nationally on PBS in January, 2014. Brad's shop, Corner of the Cave Media, is co-owned by Far Out co-producer and editor Rick Cikowski, and Far Out editor/animator Brandon Dumlao.
Far Out Isn't Far Enough opens June 14 in NYC at the Lincoln Plaza Cinema and June 21 in LA at Landmark’s Nuart Theatre.
Source: First Run Features