Prodigi Arts and Memphis Punch will create a short film focused on a cohort of six diverse Memphis artists and performers, dubbed the ‘Memphis Fellows.’ The initiative explores the lives of these Memphians who, in addition to having full time jobs, live out their creativity through music, dance, and other artistic mediums. The Memphis Fellows will have an opportunity to participate in a New York Revue Show later this year, part of an upcoming summit organized by the team behind Memphis Punch.
As a partner on the Memphis Fellows project, Prodigi Arts diverges from commercialized visual content to focus on a topic that hits closer to home and will provide metropolitan audiences from around the country insight into the life of the Memphis creative community. This project seeks to open up a dialogue about the dichotomies of work/play life, part of a larger conversation scheduled to take place with creatives, techies, and industry leaders at the 2014 Blur Summit later this year.
A Memphis based creative studio that takes a non-traditional approach to visual content and production through services like 3D animation and photo manipulation, Prodigi Arts seeks to alter the way that techies and creative thinkers in cosmopolitan areas like San Francisco and New York City look at Memphis and the creative community that currently exists on the muddy banks of the Mississippi River.
Memphis Punch Studios launched in Memphis in 2013, founded by two creative technologists with expertise at the intersection of technology, business, and community. The team is currently organizing the inaugural Blur Summit, of which the centerpiece event is the New York Revue Show featuring local and national artists and performers. The core idea behind Blur is to approach work-life balance in a radically different way; by erasing, rather than managing, the boundaries between work and play."