Festival Year: 2018

Thomas Piper

Roles: Director

Thomas Piper is an award-winning non-fiction filmmaker, with a focus on design and contemporary art. His 2008 film, Ellsworth Kelly: Fragments, made for Checkerboard Films, won the Best Film for Television award at the prestigious International Festival of Films on Art (FIFA) in Montreal. As an independent producer, he was commissioned by the Guggenheim Museum to make Art, Architecture, and Innovation: Celebrating the Guggenheim Museum, a documentary marking the 50th anniversary of the Frank Lloyd Wright museum building. He is currently in production on a documentary about upcycling and sustainable architecture, featuring the work of the cult architecture firm, Lot-ek. His feature length documentary,Diller Scofidio + Renfro: Reimagining Lincoln Center and the High Line, was broadcast on PBS affiliates around the country, and accepted for over 25 festivals around the world. Other subjects have included the artists Sol Lewitt and Kiki Smith, the writer James Salter, the art historian Vincent Scully, the architects Peter Eisenman, Steven Holl, Jean Nouvel and Thom Mayne, and MacArthur “genius” grant winner, Jeanne Gang.

Festival Year: 2018


Five Seasons

(US, 2017, 75min)