Films: Come On Down and Pick Me Up

Come On Down and Pick Me Up

Come On Down and Pick Me Up

USA, 2011, 9 Minute Running Time
Genre/Subjects: Art/Filmmaking, Drama, Medical/Health
Programs: First Look Student Film Section, Shorts-in-a-Feature-Length-World
Language: English

DIRECTOR: Jon Bougher, Nick Corrao
Producer: Jonathan Bougher
Editor: Nicholas Corrao
Cinematographer: Nicholas Corrao
Principal Cast: 

This doc paints the portrait of Fred Kress—a man within weeks of dying from terminal liver disease. After receiving the diagnosis, Fred turned his room into a neon hallucination, covering it with fluorescent alien masks, mannequin heads, skulls, and animal carcasses. His work transcends his illness, while raising eternal questions of life, death, and the true purpose of art.
Sponsored by Liberty Global

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