BEST DOCUMENTARY - Berlin International Art Film Festival | BEST DOCUMENTARY - Cannes Arts Fest | BEST DOCUMENTARY - New York Independent Cinema Awards | Blessed Unrest offers precious glimpses of what music, or artistic activity, can mean in the life of a highly talented individual" - Ralph Locke, The Arts Fuse MagazineTrauma Recovery • Faith • Music • Creative Process • Family
Date of Completion: 2022 | Run Time: 63 minutes | Language: English | Captions: Yes | Includes: Transcript | Director & Executive Producer: Mari Bonnemaison-Moore | Producer: Astrid Bedoya | Director of Photography: Brooks Moore | Camera Operator: Hannah Oneda | Senior Editor: Penny Lee | Sound Design and Mix: Andy Peterson
How do you reclaim your purpose when everything feels lost? What does the creative process look like when confronted with facing your past trauma? These are some of the questions posited in BLESSED UNREST, a new documentary film by Baltimore-based production company, Bonnemaison, Inc. Narrated by acclaimed actress Rosemary Harris (Spiderman, Being Julia), BLESSED UNREST chronicles the life of Michael Dodds, a composer and musicologist, as he produces a symphony. This bird’s eye view of the creative process shows a side of symphonic production that is rarely, if ever, shared with audiences. For Michael, something was missing, something that could hold the answer to his personal fulfillment, and BLESSED UNREST shows how he is able to reclaim his purpose and create a symphony of celebration.