craig quintero upcoming projects March-August 2022
The Weight of Things (HD FIlm, 13'43")
Sydney Opera House (Returning: Chapter 2 Online Exhibition)
March-August 2022

Japanese sailors have a saying that the distance between heaven and hell is the thickness of the board at the bottom of their boat. And for us? Is heaven on the other side of the ceiling? If we peal back the wood is it there, waiting for us?

The Weight of Things explores this world of layers, these liminal spaces between heaven and hell, life and death, hope and despair. It is a visual testament of these pandemic times, of the invisible weights we bear. These weights of words and actions, unpursued dreams, the loss of loved ones—these burdens that bind us and hold us down, making it all too easy to forget the lightness of possibility. To not only be weighed down but to also become the weight…

The Weight of Things presents the same filmic images with two different musical scores. In this Rashomon-inspired experiment, we are reminded that “the truth” is always clouded by our own perspective, that a twice-told tale will never be the same.

https://stream.sydneyoperahouse.com/returning-chapter-2/videos/riverbed-theatre-company-the-weight-of-things-2021
craig quintero upcoming projects Spring 2022 Release
all that remains
VR Film
Spring 2022 Release

A favorite elementary school teacher. A childhood friend. A first kiss. Of all our experiences, which stay with us? Which remain? As artists, we are drawn by this question of how to create encounters that elevate above the everyday, that can enter our audience and become part of their life stories. “I remember that time when…” During these days of lockdowns, quarantines, and physical distancing, how then do we create moments that do not dwell on those things that we have lost but instead emphasize the poetic possibilities of the present? To be thousands of miles apart, but to still be with you. all that remains is a surreal, cinematic meditation on intimacy; it is an invitation to journey into the unknown. This project is sponsored by a grant from the Taiwan Creative Content Agency.
craig quintero upcoming projects Summer 2022 Release
Over the Rainbow
VR Film
Summer 2022 Release

It is human nature to long for something more or different than what one has. At times, this aspirational dreaming can lead to advancements: someone finds a better career, leaves an abusive relationship, or, as is the case for Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz, returns home. But more often than not, this attitude leads to a sense of discontent with one’s own lot, an unquenchable desire for something new. "Over the Rainbow" explores this precarious balance between desire and satisfaction, encouraging an honest reflection on our own personal sense of identity and values. What are we searching for? Where do we call home? Are we happy? This VR experience takes the audience on a surreal journey from a theatre audition to a dark, David Lynch-inspired dreamscape to a Broadway-style musical. But "Over the Rainbow" offers more than a physical voyage; it is a trip within, an entering into of our aspirations, insecurities, and joys.