On March 18, 2016, four days before his 55th birthday, our Dad passed away
after a battle with prostate cancer. We had hoped to sit with him and document
his life before his passing, but never had the opportunity. However, fate intervened.
Our friend Peter Lyngso revealed to us that he had filmed an interview with our
Dad after his cancer diagnosis a couple years earlier. Upon watching the interview
we were struck by the candidness with which our Dad spoke to Peter. A candidness
we don’t think he would’ve had with us. Through the interview we learned new things
about our Dad. It also reaffirmed things about him, most important of which was
his passion for creating. This became an excuse to discover and rediscover our
Dad's art, photos, and other mementos to create this film. The process has been
a cathartic labor of love and the final piece is not only a visual eulogy to our Dad,
but a visual ode to creating.
Bryan and Taylor
& Taylor Simpson
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