Only A Child
Gracie and Rachel
This was inspired by the simplicity of the instrumentation and complexities of the message conveyed in ‘Only A Child’. The stark contrast in the music and the overall aesthetics of Gracie and Rachel immediately brought to mind the works of Ingmar Bergman. The opening moment of the film ‘Persona” became a jumping off point to push the project into full speed. Other great artists who have manipulated projections like Guy Sherwin and Stan Brakhage began to bleed into the conversations. The idea built up to create a space of reflection where Gracie and Rachel would be looking back onto earlier memories in an attempt to grasp those emotions of childhood once again. Together Chris, Gracie, and Rachel designed a visual language where moments of time and the literal space being explored could be experimented upon.
Chris Boniello is a writer, director, and editor living and working in Brooklyn.
He creates video and audio content for commercial clients which include ESPN, Nike, Coca-Cola, Vice, and Sotheby's.
On the musical side he has worked on projects with Flume, Hop Along, Blink-182, Gallant, and The Killers. He has many on-going
personal experimental visual projects that have continued since his years upstate at Ithaca College. Most recently on top of these
projects he became the Creative Director for the podcast network The Podglomerate.