From Nothing, Something: A Documentary About The Creative Process

Everyone has ideas. But what where do they come from? And what ensures they keep coming? How do you sort the genius ideas from the useless ones? Why invest all this hope and energy into making things in the first place?

From Nothing, Something profiles creative thinkers across a variety of disciplines and finds common methods, habits, mindsets and neuroses that help bring breakthrough ideas into being. This is a thoughtful, intimate, often funny look at the creative process - straight from the brains of some of our culture's most accomplished and inspiring talents.

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Everyone has ideas. But what where do they come from? And what ensures they keep coming? How do you sort the genius ideas from the useless ones? Why invest all this hope and energy into making things in the first place?

From Nothing, Something profiles creative thinkers across a variety of disciplines and finds common methods, habits, mindsets and neuroses that help bring breakthrough ideas into being. This is a thoughtful, intimate, often funny look at the creative process - straight from the brains of some of our culture's most accomplished and inspiring talents.

- See more at: http://kinosmith.com/catalog/227/from-nothing--something--a-documentary-on-the-creative-process/#sthash.w6d68Sov.dpuf
Everyone has ideas. But what where do they come from? And what ensures they keep coming? How do you sort the genius ideas from the useless ones? Why invest all this hope and energy into making things in the first place?

From Nothing, Something profiles creative thinkers across a variety of disciplines and finds common methods, habits, mindsets and neuroses that help bring breakthrough ideas into being. This is a thoughtful, intimate, often funny look at the creative process - straight from the brains of some of our culture's most accomplished and inspiring talents.

- See more at: http://kinosmith.com/catalog/227/from-nothing--something--a-documentary-on-the-creative-process/#sthash.w6d68Sov.dpuf
FROM NOTHING, SOMETHING profiles creative thinkers across a variety of disciplines and finds common methods, habits and neuroses that lead to breakthrough ideas. This is a thoughtful, intimate, often funny look at the creative process - straight from the brains of some of our culture's most inspiring and accomplished talents.
Featuring interviews with:
. Tom Perrotta (Novelist)
. Maria Bamford (Comedian)
. Sara Quin of TEGAN & SARA (Songwriter)
. Susan Feniger & Mary Sue Milliken (Chefs)
. Moungi Bawendi & W. David Lee (Cancer Researchers)
. Steve Breen (Editorial Cartoonist)
. Huma Bhabha (Artist)
. Preston Scott Cohen (Architect)
. Jay Greenberg (Composer)
. Neville Page (Creature Designer)
. Ohne Titel (Fashion Design)
. Keith Young (Choreographer)
. Jason Rohrer (Video Game Designer)

 

"Waves away the magic dust around inspiration and presents the development of successful ideas as a combination of chance, timing and dedicated hard work. Inspiring." —The Rocker

"FROM NOTHING, SOMETHING is an interesting movie because it has to visualize a very interior, cerebral thing: the creative process. The fact that it pulls this off is the greatest signifier of its success." —Days of Docs

"Engaging. Insightful. One leaves the film not only with more ideas as to how the creative process works, but inspired and elated... One of the best films of the year." —Kriofske Mix

"We discover surprising commonalities among these talents. Beautifully shot. Fascinating." —Arts Fuse (Best of the Fest, IFFBoston Recap)

"Inspiring and motivating." —Fast Company

"Fascinating. A unique film. Executed with passion and precision." —The Lonely Reviewer

"A film that challenges us to awaken our senses." —Les Meconnus, Montreal


2012 / USA / Colour / English / 1.78 widescreen anamorphic presentation / Stereo 2.0 / 79 minutes

Director: Tim Cawley