This lovely little artist profile by director Tyler McPherron is the antithesis to all the usual talking head art docs we get sent. McPherron foregoes the voiceovers, the over-bearing soundtracks and the unnecessary editing and allows the viewer to simply exist with the artist.
In early 2017, musician and artist Chaz Bear (Toro y Moi) noticed the work of a young painter from Atlanta named Zach Garrett. An online exchange followed, and plans were made for Zach to visit Chaz’s Oakland studio to hang out and work for a week.
From there, the idea to document Zach’s week in California was born. With no specific agenda in place, Tyler documented Zach painting, skateboarding, giving his friend a tattoo, and creating some impromptu art. The resulting short film, “Oh Son of Man” offers an intimate and meditative view into the process of a talented emerging artist.
Featuring Zachary Garrett
Directed by Tyler McPherron
Produced by Company Studio
Camera Assistance by Hunter Huston
Music by Farrad Thomas