Our friends over at Dilettante gallery in downtown LA, in collaboration with Aesthete Films, have spent the past few months working on Anima, a short film so beautifully surreal that we might as well let them explain it to you. It features and stars music from Gregory Rogove, from his album of solo piano compositions, Piana. Below, their statement on the piece, which you can watch above.
This short film seemed to will itself into being – it started as a small project that was plagued at every turn by disaster – but, miraculously, it grew and morphed at each hurdle it faced and became more and more meaningful and personal as a result. It is, broadly speaking, a story of a man letting go and finding himself, much as this video found its own way almost despite our involvement.
This video is without dialogue and external action. It’s also incredibly personal. It was very important and cathartic for us to make. But we made it earnestly, as a gift for whomever sees it. We hope it strikes a chord and continues to live without us.