THE ARTSIDERS®

THE ARTSIDERS® is the Emmy-Nominated celebration of the artistic life. The documentary features interviews with internationally recognized sculptors Christine Rojek, Thomas Scarff, and Mike Helbing, award winning Poet/Author Tyehimba Jess (of “Leadbelly” fame), incendiary performance artist and founder of Breakbone DanceCo Atalee Judy, Cartoon Vocalist and Comedian Greg Whalen, and many others.  Intimate, insightful, and raw,  the film culminates into a striking reveal of why artists “do what they do” despite the hardships, frustrations, and financial difficulties that can accompany an artistic life.

RELEASE DATES:
*PBS/WTTW-11  on Wednesday, AUGUST 29th, 2007 at 10:30 PM (WORLD PREMIERE)
*PBS/WILL-TV on Wednesday, September 12th, 2007 at 9:30 PM
*PBS/WILL-TV on Wednesday, January 7th, 2009 at 9:30 PM
*DVD PRE-RELEASE: November 25th, 2008

TECH NOTES:
Country of Origin: USA / Year of first release: 2008 / Language: English
Aspect Ratio: 16×9 / Sound: Stereo Mix

PRODUCTION COMPANY:
Kai Harding, Inc.

CAST & CREW:
Producer/Director/Cinematographer/Editor: Chris Olsen
Camera: Chris Olsen, Chad Mirshak
Sound Post Production: Eric Cauwels

CAST:
TOM SCARFF, ATALEE JUDY, TYEHIMBA JESS, JAN BARTOSZEK, GEOFF COATES,
CHRISTINE ROJEK, GREG WHALEN, LILIAN FRIEDBERG, WILL SIMS (II), SAMANTHA SCHUTTE,
MIKE HELBING, CHERISE SILVESTRI, ERIC EATHERLY, DOROTHY MILNE, GLORIA QUINLAN

AWARDS:
*NOMINATION – 2008 MIDWEST EMMY – Outstanding Achievement for Documentary of Contemporary Significance

WEBSITES:
Official Site: Artsiders.com
IMDB: THE ARTSIDERS
Youtube: youtube.com/TheArtsiders