Writing/Essay/Journal
Filmmaker Ali Selim started his career making commercials, but quickly thought, “This isn’t what I want my contribution to be.” What does he mean by this? What do you want your contribution to be? How does Selim use Minnesotan things? Besides being from Minnesota – how does he contribute or interact with the Minnesota arts scene? What was the inspiration for Selim to begin creating his art?

Activity
When he met with his director of photography to talk about what he wanted the film to look like, Selim had a few art books that he was inspired by; it turned out the DP had brought the same books. Using your favorite artists, create a storyboard for a scene using only existing paintings, photographs, etc.