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Samora Pinderhughes 'Masculinity' by Christian Padron

Rob Ulitski - 7th Mar 2022

Christian Padron directs a short music film for Samora Pinderhughes. 

Masculinity is the the first release from composer Samora Pinderhughes' album Grief, and is part of the on-going collaboration between the director and artist under The Healing Project - a multidisciplinary response to trauma from structural violence.

"This film explores how different conceptions of manhood show up in body, language, and sound. Vulnerability is the center of this piece." Padron says. 

The documentary-style aesthetic explores masculinity in different characters and forms, and how the idea of 'manliness' is instilled from a young age. Spanning a range of tender vignettes, the video feels authentic and human, and this is reflected in the casting and location choices. 

"We wanted to have representations from various generations, from elders to babies, to think about how we're raised, what society teaches us, and how we reveal ourselves over time,” Padron continues. 

The film for Masculinity follows the short film Process, winner of the Audience Award for Best Experimental Film at BlackStar Film Festival, and Grief, a music and film commission by Carnegie Hall.

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Christian Padron
Christian Padron
Samora Pinderhughes
Jesse Sachs
Production Company
Creative Direction
Ray Neutron


Director of Photography
Kassim Norris
Director of Photography
Sammy Suh
Focus Puller
Ryan De Franco


Christian Padron


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Director's Rep (US)
Nicole O'Connell

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