DOCUMENTARY : ART+SCIENCE

LIGHTNING DREAMS: THE ELECTRUM AT GIBBS FARM

PRODUCER/DIRECTOR ALBERTA CHU (2011)

As a young engineering student, Alan Gibbs was fascinated by electricity. Fifty years later, as one of New Zealand’s most prolific art patrons, Gibbs shares the story of his lifelong vision for a kinetic lightning sculpture, realized by American artist Eric Orr and high-voltage engineer Greg Leyh in 1998. Today, The Electrum (for Len Lye) is viewed as an icon of the Gibbs Farm sculpture park. Founded in 1991, Gibbs Farm includes work by international artists Richard Serra, Anish Kapoor, and Andy Goldsworthy. Running time: 30 minutes. 

Watch the entire film on the Gibbs Farm website.

Press Kit available on request.

PUBLIC SCREENINGS

WORLD PREMIERE

Boston Museum of Science

November 7th, 2012

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LIGHTNING DREAMS: THE ELECTRUM AT GIBBS FARM

PRODUCTION CREDITS (FULL)

 

CAST (in order of appearance)

Alan Gibbs: Founder, Gibbs Farm

Noel Lane: Director, Gibbs Farm

Eric Orr: Artist

Greg Leyh: High-Voltage Engineer

 

CREW

 

PRODUCER-DIRECTOR Alberta Chu

EDITOR Sabrina Zanella-Foresi

CINEMATOGRAPHY Scottie McKinnon, Stuart Page, David Safian
COMPOSER P. Andrew Willis

MAIN TITLES Camille Chu

ADDITIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY David Hartley, Rita Roti

EDITOR, ARCHIVAL FOOTAGE Monica Gillette

POST-PRODUCTION FINISHING Modulus Studios

COLOR CORRECTION Evan Schwenterly

HD MASTERING Frank McDonnell

RE-RECORDING MIXER Damon Addeman

PRODUCTION MATERIALS

Eric Orr Estate

Govett-Brewster Gallery

Jeff Mullins

Lightning on Demand/Greg Leyh

New Zealand Art Gallery

Point Of View Productions

Survival Research Laboratories/Mark Pauline

 

GRATITUDE

Tyler Cann

Gabriele De Simone

Antony Flackett

Richard Gerard

Amanda, Debbi, and Emma Gibbs

Shirley Horrocks

Caroline McBride

Elizabeth Orr

Murray Robinson

 

FURTHER INFORMATION

Gibbs Farm www.gibbsfarm.org.nz

Lightning Lab www.lightninglab.org
 

An ASKlabs Production For the Keystone Trust ©2011 The Keystone Trust

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