The Painting Bolinas movie marks the Directorial Debut of Wendy Elkin. A former Special Education teacher and photographer in the San Francisco Bay Area, Wendy has spent the last five years transitioning into documentary film. A natural transition from still photography where she produced a substantial body of work concerned with social, political and cultural issues. She represents strong innovational portraits in Black and White silver gelatin, sepia, color and halide prints. Each portrait is a narrative illustration. Her portraits have been appearing in exhibits in the Bay Area and across the country for several years. Starting with her work photographing politicians, civil rights leaders, protesters, and continuing with American National heroes, she is an astute observer of American culture. Collectors include Senator Hillary Clinton, Rosa Parks, Reverend Jesse Jackson, Danny Glover, and Tipper Gore to name a few. She has had her work accepted into permanent exhibitions at the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, Tennessee, the Rosa Parks History Museum in Montgomery, Alabama and the Smithsonian American History Museum in Washington, D.C.
Unique traits: Original Music Video /Theme Song - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ul5C1gO0Tu4
Documentary by Wendy Elkin Films Director, Producer
Honolulu Film Awards – “Best Director”
California Silver Award – CA Film Awards