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Woodwriter: The Wordless Art of George A. Walker

Woodwriter: The Wordless Art of George A. Walker

Jeff Winch

Canada | 2022 | 1 h 8 min
English |
Subtitles: English
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Wood engraver, book artist, master printer, and time traveler—George A. Walker has created a distinct world of books, imagery, and ideas. His latest inspiration is the silent screen star Mary Pickford, whose life he explores in his final wordless biography. Woodwriter follows a blank block of maple on its journey to becoming a sculptural hand-made book, and includes visits with Canadian icons such as Leonard Cohen and Conrad Black along the way. A delightful film about art and its makers, peppered with Canadian culture, shows how past and present never stop talking to each other — even if it’s without words.
Other festivals:
Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival, United States (2023)
Chania Film Festival, Greece (2022)
International Documentary & Short Film Festival of Kerala, India (2022)
On Art Poland Film Festival, Poland (2022)
Director Jeff Winch
Director of Photography John Marsonet
Production Jeff Winch
Executive Production Al Maciulis
Editing Jeff Winch, Mike Munn
Camera Jonathan Chung
Concept Taylor Gamble, Andrew Nguyen
Graphic Creation Theo Nunn
Music Nicholas Stirling
Animation Katrina Kalev


Jeff Winch

Jeff Winch

Jeff Winch is an independent artist who produces films, videos, photography, and installations. He graduated with distinction from the Ontario College of Art and Design, winning several awards, among them the university’s highest honor, the OCAD Medal for Integrated Media. He has exhibited internationally at festivals and galleries, and his films and videos have been televised in Europe and North America.

Biographical notes provided by the film production team
Plier les rails (2011)
Désobéir (2008)
Toujours léger (2007)
Fermer et bas (2006)

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