STAGE left FEATURES short films showcasing Donny as an actor, filmmaker, writer, director, and/or the subject matter.
Some call him a genius. Some call him outrageously controversial. Some call him just an asshole. Art Weekly answers the question that has mystified everyone -- Who is Donny Smutz?
Written by: Donny Smutz, Scott Larson
Director: Christen Nehmer
Director of Photography: Jake Brusha
Set Design: Donny Smutz
"THE BOY WITH SQUEAKY SHOES"
The Boy with Squeaky Shoes is an intimate short film about how Donny's artwork transformed the art scene in Nashville, as told by real Nashville locals.
Written by: Sonny D. Motz
Director: Christen C. Nehmer
Cinematography: David McKay, Sonny D. Motz
Editor: Christen Nehmer
Audio: Brian Leitner
Motion Graphics: Viky Kryvanos
Color: Paul Galati
Staring: Billy Brimblecom, Cory Basil, Rory White, Sandra Lee, Von Derry, Beth Hooker, Sara Jean Kelley, Elisabeth Donaldson
"DONNY IN SPACE: THE QUEST FOR ART ON THE MOON" *
Recorded live from NASA, American visual artist, Donny Smutz, has once again turned the art world on it's head, as he joins forces with NASA on his quest for the most historic artistic endeavour to date!
*This short was created for a high school student from the state of Kansas, who selected Donny Smutz's art for a class assignment. The student sent questions to Donny to answer pertaining to his artwork. Of course Donny did not answer the questions on paper, but through a full stage production.
With Valentine's Day right around the corner, two best friends find themselves single, yet again. With fear and desperation knocking at their door, how far will they go to find "Mr. Right”?
Director: Donny Smutz
Written by: Scott Larson, Donny Smutz
Camera Operators: Christen Nehmer, Donny Smutz
Sound: Clay Bowman
Set Design: Donny Smutz
Producer: Jennifer Ziolkowski
P.A.: Jessie Smith-Larson, Mike Dowdle
Director: Al Wyatt
Editor: Mat Evans
Director of Photography: Jim Hoffman
Staring: Ira Amyx, Katie O'Brien, Caitlin Barlow, Jane Dwyer, Donny Smutz
"ART WEEKLY" GAG REEL
Outtakes and blooper moments from the making of "Art Weekly", featuring Donny Smutz as Star Cunningham, Theo, Allen, and Darnel. Also included is Scott Larson as Tad Westmorland. Written by Donny Smutz and Scott Larson.
Utopic "Holiday" 2012
Written by: Donny Smutz
Director/Animation: Donny Smutz
Edited: Michael Barry
3D: Joe Minick
Set & Character development: Donny Smutz
Production: Utopic, Chicago