Date(s) - 05/05/2018
BEAUMONT-BASED AWARD-WINNING SHORT DOCUMENTARY “BLACKSMITH” TO PREMIERE ON AMAZON PRIME VIDEO MAY 5TH
Oskar Films of Sarasota, Fla., is pleased to announce that its award-winning short documentary “Blacksmith” will make its commercial premiere on Amazon Prime Video on Saturday, May 5, 2018.
Frank DiCesare, president and CEO of Oskar Films said, “After more than a year of hard work, marketing and promotions, ‘Blacksmith’ will be made available to web audiences throughout the United States and beyond. On behalf of the film’s subject, Rob Flurry, and my team of Mahmoud Salimi, Tyler Hargraves and Kevin Myron, we hope everyone who streams the film online will enjoy ‘Blacksmith’ as much as we enjoyed creating it.”
“Blacksmith’s” May 5 premiere will make the documentary available to Amazon users in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany and Austria. A tentative date for the film’s Japanese premiere on Amazon has been set for no later than Saturday, June 30, 2018. Movie goers will be able to order “Blacksmith” for streaming at Oskar Films’ landing page, www.amazon.com/v/oskarfilms.
Produced in conjunction with Lamar University, “Blacksmith” is a 16-minute documentary that highlights the work of Rob Flurry, the resident blacksmith at the Spindletop-Gladys City Boomtown Museum (http://www.lamar.edu/spindletop-gladys-city/index.html) in Beaumont, Texas. Unlike the blacksmiths portrayed in the media today, Flurry’s craftsmanship is that of the old-school artisan – no expensive equipment; no modern forge in which to work. Instead, Flurry relies solely on nature’s elements of fire, iron, air, and water (along with his own strength) to hammer out beautiful creations within the smoky furnace of his shop.
“Blacksmith” was filmed in the tradition of poetic documentary – no voice overs, monologue or dialogue is spoken. All of the action is put to music that compliments the mood and rhythm of the scene.
“Blacksmith” recently won the prestigious Remi Award at the 51st WorldFest – Houston International Film Festival. According to WorldFest’s website, previous Remi winners include Stephen Spielberg, Francis Ford Coppola, George Lucas, Brian De Palma and Ridley Scott. The award is named for American artist and sculptor, Frederic Remington.
“Blacksmith” was also an Official Selection at the Miami Independent Film Festival for November, 2017, and at the Boomtown Film & Music Festival in Beaumont, Texas.
The film’s trailers can be viewed at http://www.frankdicesarephoto.com/oskar-films.