The Artist & Her Dealer
This film delves into the life of Mike Egan, a New York City art gallerist and dealer, and the work of one of the artists, Andra Urstua, who he represents.
Osmosis spent a day filming interviews with Mike and Andra, among the spectral glass bottle sculptures in Bushwick, Brooklyn.
The resulting 4-minute film is ultimately a meditation on the relationship between art and capitalism, set against the backdrop of the glittering New York City skyline.
A Chef Finds Her Place
The film tracks Chef Nasim Alikhani’s lifelong passion for cooking and her twenty-five-year journey to the opening of Sofreh.
We spent a day with Chef Nasim Alikhani, owner of Sofreh, learning about her life – as an immigrant to New York City from war-torn Iran, to entrepreneur, mother, and most recently, restauranteur. Despite becoming a successful businesswoman and raising two children at the same time, Nasim couldn’t ignore the desire she had to share her love of Persian cuisine and hospitality.
Opening a restaurant later in life is no small decision, but with the determination to feed her soul and her community, Nasim persevered and built a beautiful tribute to her heritage.
To me, this is an extension of everything I have done in my life. Except I have a purpose now that maybe I didn't have when I was younger.
—Chef Nasim Alikhani