Santa Barbara International Film Festival 2011
This project was initiated by the executive director of the SBIFF, Roger Durling. A movie was selected as the spirit or thematic core of the project. This year the germ of the process is BREATHLESS, the iconic 1960 French (wanabe?) gangster film by Jean-Luc Godard. The project has two leads; Dean Abernathy of OCC and DLA Arch+Fab in Costa Mesa, and Britton Jewett of Studio 7 Architects in Santa Barbara. The combination of festival and college design studio project has been fun, frustrating, inspirational and experimental. Each year has brought new challenges by design and serendipity. The project is a means to push the studio’s experience with materials, fabrication and digital design processes.