Last week I was lucky enough to get a chance to speak to one of my favorite graphic designers, Neil Kellerhouse. Unlike most movie posters which are created by design houses, Kellerhouse, Inc. is a one man operation. He’s created striking and iconic images for Steven Soderbergh, David Fincher, The Criterion Collection and Pixar among many others. It was a thrill to be able to chat with Neil about his process, coming up with the tagline for “The Social Network” and his latest poster for Steven Soderbergh’s action-thriller “Haywire.”
The latest documentary from the Oscar-winning team behind “Man On Wire,” “Project Nim” tells the story of a chimp named Nim who in the 1970s was the subject of a landmark experiment to see if an ape raised and nurtured like a human child could learn to communicate with language. It received overwhelmingly positive buzz when it debuted at Sundance earlier this year and alas was one of the films I had most wanted to see while at the fest. (I actually had a ticket to this but was turned away after the theatre was over capacity.)
I was lucky enough to catch up with the film a few months ago at a screening and even got to speak with the film’s Oscar-winning director James Marsh (also responsible for 1/3 of the “Red Riding” trilogy) for an interview about the film.