The Greatest

I've been meaning to say this for awhile so here it goes: Brendan Canty is the best. Whether he is playing drums in a legendary punk band or he is filming concert tour portraits of rock star musicians or he is doing sound at his kids school talent show he is an amazing, talented, hilarious person who we should all be more like! He plays with Brent often for his live shows (most recently the first two live shows of Gravity ever! Yay!) but he has meant so much more to this project that he deserves a proper thank you ode!

When people ask Brent how he met Brendan Brent tells a story about how he was doing a live show of his shorts in Baltimore and he asked a cellist he knows, Amy Domingues, if she would play. She said "Sure, can I bring my band?" When she arrived at the show, to Brent's surprise, Brendan Canty tumbled out of her van! From there Brendan asked Brent to tag along to some of the things he was working on at the time, namely Burn to Shine.
Burn to Shine is a series of films where a local musician in a city curates a show of bands from that city. They then play one song each in a house that is to be destroyed (whether it be condemned, or sold or being used for fireman practice) in that city. The end result is a kind of beautiful swan song of a place, sung by those who have a connection with the area, who leave a presence & remembrance that rises from the ashes. One of these houses was in Louisville, KY and is the very house that Gravity Was Everywhere Back Then is based upon.

Brent came upon Leonard Wood's story through Brendan, curated in Louisville by William Benton, which has since led to, well, a lot of stories! Brendan's support and guidance has been more than anyone could ask for from the inception, and even into the future, of Gravity...and even beyond the project as well! I can't put our thanks into words & I can't believe how lucky we are to have this awesome human being as a friend! Again: Brendan Canty is the best! Hurrah!



Donna K. is a recent transplant to the Midwest where she can be found exploring culture at large through film programming, writing and her general interest in the world- both on and offline.