Pellington’s new film project, Honesty, is inspired by poet David Whyte’s liberating essay of the same name. Dealing with loss, powerlessness and fear, the work is more akin to a performance art piece, with 32 individuals invited to participate in an emotional purge and emancipation of grief. Here Pellington discusses what inspired him to interpret Whyte’s thesis.
Directed by Mark Pellington, who counts amongst his filmography the similarly themed and divisive video for Pearl Jam's “Jeremy,” the 60-second ads use real mass shootings as an example and cast the blame not at the shooters, or those that sold them the weapons, but at the general American public who voted for the politicians who still refuse to change the country's antiquated gun laws.
The campaign suggests anyone who votes for pro-gun candidates this Election Day literally has blood on their hands.
While entertainment figures have lent their names to support to midterm campaigns, there also has been a showbiz focus on specific issues, like gun violence.
The latest are two spots directed by Mark Pellington for the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence. The 60-second PSAs seek to make voters mindful of supporting candidates who will try to curb gun violence.
THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
In conjunction with the Coalition Against Gun Violence, the "Jeremy" music video director created two public service announcements urging voters to support candidates who back gun control
THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
Mark Pellington has lined up a his next gig. The prolific director has signed on to helm TNT's untitled cocaine drama pilot, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Additionally, he has resigned with UTA for representation.
Jeremy Spoke In Class Today
by JESSICA LETKEMANN
“I’ll never forget the shot, and it’s a pretty famous shot, that comes around and reveals the look in [Eddie's] eye that’s almost evil incarnate.” – director Mark Pellington to the author, on directing Eddie in the “Jeremy” video.
Link - http://www.twofeetthick.com/2011/01/jeremy-spoke-in-class-today/
MARK PELLINGTON: “I WAS ALWAYS INTERESTED IN THE POWER OF AN OBJECT”
Link - http://www.myfirstshoot.com/interview/mark-pellington/
Cinematographer Michael Pescasio and director Mark Pellington turned a Vision Research Phantom Flex camera test into a multi-format music video for Bear Hands’ single “Giants.”
Link - http://tapecase.net/PDF/AC08-14_ShortTakes.pdf
The Independent Critic
MOVIE REVIEW - Chelsea Wolfe's "Lone" Requires Surrender to Self and Senses
Link - http://theindependentcritic.com/lon
Mark Pellington Remembers Directing INXS “Beautiful Girl” Video
Link - http://www.alternativenation.net/mark-pellington-inxs-beautiful-girl/