Filmmaker Spencer Sullivan discusses below the background to Pieces of the Soul, his film on Utah artist Matt Clark.
|Filmmaker Spencer Sullivan|
The film, which took 2 years to make, was my senior capstone project while I was pursuing my degree of digital motion picture production at Dixie State University.
One of the most memorable moments during the film came nearly a year and a half into the project. Matt was comfortable with me being around and constantly having a camera on him. One day, he discussed the many frustrations of his life and how differently people treated him for being in a wheelchair. It became a major piece of the film when he was able to convey his true feelings and frustrations and show how he had to learn through time to define himself. He created his own meaning of life through his experiences.