Films and video essays

The Long Game

How do you make art without an audience? How long does it take to achieve greatness? This series answers those questions and more.

Do you ever have that feeling that everyone else is more successful than you? Well, try being Leonardo DaVinci. At the age of 30, he was a penniless artist, sketching executions just to get by.

The Long Game tells radical new stories about some of history’s greatest artists, revealing how even DaVinci and Van Gogh struggled with obscurity, jealousy and poverty.

I made this series as I was about to turn 30, wracked with inadequacies. The Long Game is really a letter to myself, urging me to keep going. It has gone on to inspire countless other people to keep making art.

Sometimes I love to imagine what works of art now exist because someone saw one of these films.

Part One

Part Two

Part Three

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