" Fear is the main source of superstition,
and one of the main sources of cruelty.
To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.
Bertrand Russell (1872 -
1970), Unpopular Essays (1950), "Outline of Intellectual Rubbish"
Multi-Award Winning Documentaries
on Urban Street Art and Hip-Hop
are now Available on DVD
To Order the other Videos
in the Documentary Video Series - Click the Cover Art
Hollywood, CA-- Everything that you’ve ever
wanted to know about Urban Hieroglyphics AKA the Graffiti Art Movement,
is contained in what Indie executive-producer Bob Bryan calls the
"most highly anticipated Video to DVD collection release" of the
GRAFFITI VERITE’ Documentary Video Series.
The successful National Educational Media Network"Gold Apple," and CINE "Golden Eagle" award-winning
series, produced by Bryan World Productions, LLC. is Now
Available for Worldwide DVD product distribution and Foreign Language
Videograms. Bryan is gearing up for an anticipated huge Holiday marketing
push and sell through bonanza.
The multi-award winning Five
(7) DVD series, directed by filmmaker Bob Bryan
has single-handedly become the most innovative and successful
series in the market that explores the eclectic psyches, art and ideologies
that spawned the underground world of hip-hop and the Urban Graffiti Art
Movement. GV is an ideal acquisition to reach
the Young Adult, Hip-hop, Graffiti Artist, Art Educator / Student and Teen
demographic. As a testament to it‘s crossover appeal, Parents love it too!!
"Required viewing for all citizens of Big
Cities that don’t understand the significance and impact of Graffiti..." -Rap Pages Magazine
"A must-see Video to understand what is happening
to the inner world of today's Urban Children." -Wisconsin Bookwatch
"If you regard Graffiti as defacement of property
- something that Gentrification should erase - you must see this video!" -Eye Magazine, Underground News
GRAFFITI VERITE’ has
been broadcast on many local PBS stations across the country and has won
countless National Film & Video awards and been widely reviewed by
National and Underground writers.
"This well-produced examination of an underground
art form, explained by the artists who created it will add a new dimension
to art classes and to library video collections. We recommend its use in
High Schools and College Art Classes." --School Library Journal
This widely acclaimed, one-of-a-kind series is
highly regarded by educators, art students, graffiti artists and librarians
throughout the United States and is viewed as the preeminent series on
the subject and is considered "Appropriate and useful classroom material..."
The Committee for the Los Angeles County Office of Education.
"The fourth entry
in the Graffiti Verite' Series covers
the basics of becoming a graffiti artist, with instruction by graffiti
artist SANO in the techniques of sketching,
outlining and fading, highlighting and shadowing, "can control," 3D effects,
and more. Declaring his absolute love of the genre, SANO
sketches ideas on a pad while sitting in the sun, and talks about translating
his vision onto the wall."
Video Librarian Review (Video Review Magazine
According to Bryan, "never before in history
has there been such an art movement that has impacted so many people on
a worldwide basis. Graffiti Art is both loved and hated and it's freely
given away to the anonymous public. The walls are visually screaming loudly
and we’re ignoring its historical and emotional significance. If your child
were yelling at the top of their lungs in the next room, could you ignore
their agonizing screams? I don't think so...."
Bryan believes that as a culture we cannot afford
to be so blind, not to "read the writing on the wall." The canvas
walls of our city streets are being used pretty much like newspapers uses
paper to tell the story of the people's daily struggle and search for identity.
Of course, this controversial public art dialogue is articulated with allot
more flava, attitude, passion and conviction. We study hieroglyphics, petroglyphs
and cave writings to try to understand its connection to it's culture,
but somehow we choose to disregard the messages being blasted loudly and
in 3D on today's graffiti filled walls. It doesn't make sense.
MORE GV REVIEWS
"The strength of your Documentary is that
you focus on the commentary of the artists...to understand their thinking
and what motivates them is really important to an appreciation of this
art form." The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
"The minority artists are so well represented
and come across with such integrity, intelligence, and cultural and artistic
knowledge. This will do a great deal to help dispel the usually wrong impression
that Graffiti Artists are anti-intellectual and unaware of anything other
than their own wish to express themselves..." -Andrew Connors, National Museum, Smithsonian
"Close-up and personal! This newly released
and beautifully produced Documentary uncovers the underground Los Angeles
Graffiti Art Movement and explores it's relation to contemporary Hip-Hop
Culture." -Public Art Review "The colorful, neon-like murals seen here
(far removed from the ugly gang territory markings) are, rather, the brash Picasso's of Hip-hop
culture." -Booklist Review
"Viewers may be surprised to learn that not
only is this a legitimate art form, but there are contests (the narrator
is the two-time winner of The International Graffiti Art Competition
and applies his paint to legal graffiti walls and a variety of techniques
and procedures used to produce top quality aerosol art...." -School Library Journal
"Graffiti Verite' is both interesting and
enlightening. I understand your enthusiasm and dedication to this project
and wish you the best of success." -Jeffrey Katzenberg, Dreamworks, SKG, Executive Producer: Shrek 2, Chicken Run, The
Road to El Dorado, The Prince of Egypt.
"Their work comes across as a complex, powerful
undertaking with loads of Artistic Credibility. The Artists discuss
working in a realm of self-expression and social commentary and how they
engage in a 'game of survival' on Urban Streets fraught with physical danger." -Mill Valley Film Festival
"I kept being reminded of the works of Keith
Haring and Salvador Dali. I guess in some ways all art begin as rebellion!
The M.B.C. would be honored to add the program (Graffiti Verite') to our
extensive collection of award-winning documentaries." -The Museum of Broadcast Communications
"...THE MINORITY ARTISTS ARE SO WELL REPRESENTED
AND COME ACROSS WITH SUCH INTEGRITY, INTELLIGENCE AND CULTURAL AND ARTISTIC
KNOWLEDGE. THIS WILL DO A GREAT DEAL TO HELP DISPEL THE USUALLY WRONG IMPRESSION
THAT GRAFFITI ARTISTS ARE ANTI-INTELLECTUAL AND UNAWARE OF ANYTHING OTHER
THAN THEIR OWN WISH TO EXPRESS THEMSELVES..." -Andrew Connors, The Smithsonian Institute
"Director Bob Bryan is extremely successful
at depicting Graffiti art as an unsung and unrecognized source of some
of the most original and culturally rich artwork of the 20th Century. It
likens Graffiti to the impressionists of the early 1900's. Similar to Graf
work, impressionist works were not accepted into the mainstream until long
after they were created. Viewing this film makes me see the talent that
is going unnoticed in the art-world." -Hip-Hop Now
"The range of Los Angeles Artists and styles
included in the video is mind-boggling...Bryan captures the tense energy
of the writers by not allowing the viewer space to reflect on or time to
absorb all the information he packs into this video ! " -Public Art Review
"The GV of the title stands for Graffiti Verité,
Bob Bryan’s eye-popping endeavor to document the world of aerosol art.
On his website, GraffitiVerité.com,
Bryan quotes from Bertolt Brecht: "Art
is not a mirror held up to reality, but a hammer with which to shape it."
Through Bryan’s GV series
of instructional videotapes, the outsider can glimpse a part of this shaping
which is commonly dismissed and (in some cases erroneously) regarded as
Vandalism. Bryan’s subject in GV4 is
the spray can artist Sano, who points out that the concrete he works on
here is indeed legal. The Graffiti Pit walls in Venice, California, are
approximately sixty feet long by six feet
high, and are open for community expression..."
-THE E-FANZINE OF DIVERSE FILM ESOTERICA
The GV Series
is currently available for sale on-line at Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble,
Baker and Taylor, Target, Borders, Circuit City, Facets Multimedia, Tapeworm
etal. The sales staff at Bryan World Productions, LLC. is open to other
on-line distributors and e-Vendors interested in becoming sellers of the
GV Series. Reps should contact Loida Mariano at firstname.lastname@example.org
"We are already well-positioned within Schools
and Libraries and with many quality high profile stores across the US.
Having accomplished those goals with the VHS market we now have our sights
set on another level of worldwide commercial market penetration. We're
eager to take full advantage of the mammoth worldwide Hip-hop and the Graffiti
Art Phenomenon. The timing is perfect for us right now!"