Seth Kushner directed his first music video, GET IT TOGETHER by recording artist Maya Azucena, in early 2009. For his second directorial effort, JOHN HUGHES by Q*Ball, Kushner teamed with fellow photographer/filmmaker Carlos Molina, under the banner of Culture Pop Productions.
Kushner says, "Carlos is someone I've long wanted to collaborate with because of his unique Matthew Barney meets Will Ferrell aesthetic, and our common love of cinema, comics and pop culture."
The team then produced and directed their first interview-based documentary, on artist/comic book creator, Paul Pope, titled, ON THE FRINGE WITH PAUL POPE. They followed that with the music video HOW I PLEAD with hip-hop artist Rezen and the webcomics documentary, THE ACT-I-VATE EXPERIENCE.
The music video FORMULA VS. PERFUME by the band Heads Up Display, is the latest music video collaboration by the directing team of Kushner+Molina.
Seth Kushner (www.SethKushner.com) is an award-winning photographer whose work has been featured in many publications and in exhibitions around the world. His first book, THE BROOKLYNITES was published by powerHouse Books in 2007. He is also the co-creator of the comics journalism site, Graphic NYC (www.NYCGraphicNovelists.com).
Carlos Molina was born, raised and will most likely be buried in Brooklyn. Cultivating film and still images is how he spends the better part of his day. He is currently the Director of the photography program at Abraham Lincoln High School in Brooklyn, where he was first exposed to the potency of the visual medium.