“Mohawk Alpha” is a kILO hOTEL pRODUCTION : Copyright 2013
This is a very short..very tender film that deserves good headphones and a quiet room.
Directed/Filmed and Edited by Benjamin Smith with voiceovers by Grace Kent.
Ben’s ability to film my unassuming afternoon in the shop and turn it into something beautiful astounds me.
He and Grace worked on this project unbeknownst to me. I am told that Grace wrote her thoughts and was unsure if it was alright to share something so raw. The question… Who is my audience? must have haunted her but she did it anyway. They recorded Grace in one take and in my opinion it’s perfect. We very nearly had a “Fountainhead” moment and agreed to keep this to ourselves. Sometimes the hardest part of art/sculpture is having the courage to share what you have unlocked. We are practitioners of love and philosophy…these are the gifts we give each other. I am humbled and honored to call Ben and Grace my friends.
Ben’s first draft was entitled ‘Mohawk Alpha’, he said…”when I listened to Grace’s voice I knew it was Omega…it’s finished.” -JT
Music by Hans Zimmer was included without his permission but greatly appreciated, his talents are acknowledged.