Dr. Martens Presents has just released the first four installments of their new Music and Film series, highlighting the stories of NYC and LA artists who have persevered through the mayhem of 2020.
In the first two episodes of the series, we are introduced to two incredible creative minds that are bringing these artists’ stories to life. LA-based filmmaker Ali Roberto shares her inspiring story of breaking into the film industry and overcoming numerous obstacles along the way, describing her passions that she worked hard to manifest into actions, while New York-based filmmaker Gabriel Gomez, who playfully describes himself as an “artist, entrepreneur, and friend,” shares the story of his creative journey with film and music.
The first two artists to kick off the series – LA’s Lauren Ruth Ward, and NYC’s Rosehardt – are the epitome of artistic freedom and creativity. Both artist-spotlight pieces tell a raw account of what the past year has looked like for individuals whose livelihoods were uprooted by the pandemic. How do you cope when your dreams become unattainable, and your career becomes unsustainable? How do you move forward and use your platform for good when the world is plagued by civil unrest.
The Dr. Martens Presents: Music and Film Series gives artists the chance to openly discuss these hardships, while shining a light on the ways in which they persist through a year of upheaval that no one saw coming.
Stay tuned as episodes for The Regrettes, Sunflower Bean, Cautious Clay, Tolliver, Blimes and Gab, duendita, Frankie and the Witch Fingers, NEZ, Orion Sun, and Stuyedeyed are premiered in the coming months!
Head to drmartenspresents.com to watch the first four episodes now!