Written and directed by Eric Downs, A Dreamer’s Search tells the true story of Rockwell Kent. Properly, extra precisely, the story is of 1 temporary however crucial second within the beloved artist’s life. Does such a slender focus assist audiences make investments, or is it an obstacle to these unfamiliar with Rockwell Kent’s output?
In the summertime of 1918, Rockwell (Bradford James Jackson) and his son, Rockie (Iver Mitchell), make the lengthy trek to Alaska. Rockwell comes right here as a result of he feels his inventive creativity is stifled as he lacks real-world experiences. In Alaska, they keep at a prospector’s cabin whereas mentioned particular person, Lars (Steven Brant Hill), helps them turn out to be attuned with nature. Will Rockwell discover the inspiration he’s in search of?
“…he feels his inventive creativity is stifled as he lacks real-world experiences.”
Coming in a hair wanting half-hour, A Dreamer’s Search packs rather a lot in. There’s the primary thread of Rockwell rediscovering his inventive passions. A parallel plot involving the daddy and son bonding is current, as is every part Lars teaches the 2 leads. Whereas a feature-length biopic could be attention-grabbing, this snapshot nonetheless proves participating as a result of Downs doesn’t let a second tick by that doesn’t additional the narrative or character arc to some extent.
However the true star of the present is the cinematography Quinton Oliver Smith (who additionally serves as an editor with Bradford James Jackson). The movie is gorgeous, capturing the majesty of nature properly. For these asking, sure, some photographs replicate a few of Kent’s most well-known work to nice impact.
A Dreamer’s Search is well-acted and is, fortunately, very totally different than a standard biography. The rating captures the temper splendidly, whereas the visuals are actually magnificent. All in all, Downs’ quick will encourage anybody who watches it.