Lara Salmon & Kevin Walker| 3 min | USA | 2012
Directors Lara Salmon and Kevin Walker combine their scientific upbringing with a love of filmmaking to create a two and a half minute abstract that rests comfortably in the intersection of art and science. They dipped paintbrushes into cups of their own blood and painted on over 80 feet of film. Lara got a license in phlebotomy to draw the blood used for the project; Kevin edited the whizzing footage into palpable form. Of particular interest is the DNA double helix slipping by, paying homage to Lara’s grandfather who won a Nobel Prize many years ago for his work on genes.
Kevin Walker (Co-director, Producer, Editor, Animator, Sound Editor, Digital Effects)
Lara Salmon (Co-director, Producer, Animator)
When she was ten Lara declared she would be an astronomer. This changed into a dreamologist at age thirteen, and a geologist at age nineteen. In the end, and after many a debate with her father about whether art is more creative than science, she finds herself painting blood portraits and making a film in Egypt about an American girl who wears Hijab. She currently lives in Los Angeles, a short drive away from the co-director and editor of Blood Film, Kevin Walker.
Kevin Walker graduated from Emerson College with a degree in Visual Media Arts with a concentration in Film. Over the past four years, he has been directing Gaman, a documentary about the Japanese-American internment camps during World War II.
He has also edited four other documentaries: Going Home; 32 Hours and 7 Minutes; Gracies; and The Tin Man Project. Going Home made its worldwide premiere at the Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival in 2009 and has been shown at several film festivals in the US, including The Rhode Island International Film Festival and the San Diego Asian Film Festival.
He’s currently in pre-production on several documentaries and shorts. Nekropolis, a screenplay he co-wrote, has received recognition from over fifteen film festivals.