"The More I Draw” tells the story of renowned illustrator B. B. Cronin’s journey to New York and shift from his long career in editorial illustration to creating acclaimed children’s books. Showcasing Cronin’s brilliant artwork and animation, the film combines observational footage in Cronin's Brooklyn home and studio with brutally honest interviews. Though highly opinionated Cronin doesn’t trust himself to speak in public: here, candidly, he talks about his eccentric upbringing in his family’s 1970’s Dublin rooming house and argues every creative should quit their employed positions to freelance.
Cronin’s successful shift to children’s book illustration has led to some of his finest and most fulfilling work to date. “The More I Draw” explores the notion that it is vitally important for creatives to stick to their creative truths.
Film by Chalkley Calderwood
Full film available for viewing upon request.
The More I Draw Teaser
Local is a craft beer and wine bar in the heart of Soho. Owners Liz Lyons and Craig Walker have lived in the neighborhood since 1992 and have a love of everything local.
Freshly Instagram Teaser
Take a week off of cooking! This teaser was created to convert potential subscribers by conveying that they can enjoy a Freshly meal each day of the week in just three minutes.
The Commodore is a stylish boutique hotel with a maritime theme in the heart of charming Astoria, Oregon.
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This tongue-and-cheek teaser was created to promote the idea that Freshly meals aren’t just for dinner and can be brought to work as an easy upgrade to the common “sad desk lunch.” Bring it to work!
Bobby & Sonny
Uncle and Nephew and next door neighbors, Bobby and Sonny Warren recollect a lifetime at sea, fishing for lobsters off the remote island of Vinalhaven, Maine. Dispelling the myth that lobstermen overfish, they shed light on their sustainable practice while revealing their wonderfully altruistic nature. As long-standing, respected members of the community, their stories serve as an important chapter in Vinalhaven’s fascinating history.
Film by Chalkley Calderwood
Hotel SP34, one of the Brochner Hotels, is a beautiful boutique hotel located in the heart of Copenhagen’s Latin Quarter. It’s super chic interiors have been designed with a mid century modern “Nordic touch”.
This unboxing video tells the story of Freshly’s tasty time-saving subscription model. Fresh, never frozen meals from box to table in under three minutes.
Another Mother Runner
Another Mother Runner is a comprehensive resource for female (badass) runners. This brand anthem tells their story, from the weekly podcast to their custom training programs and endeavors to convey the true spirit of the AMR “tribe vibe.”
‘DIG’ is a short documentary film which explores the culture of English metal detecting. It is character-driven by the ‘tectorists’ themselves; eccentric, history-obsessed, professorial folk. Inside the private arena of club digs, the film observes the eternally hopeful and addictive act of treasure hunting.
‘DIG’ was made by Calderwood while studying with the National Film and Television School in Beaconsfield, UK. and was an official selection at the Portsmouth UK International Film Festival, New Filmmakers series at the Anthology Film Archives, and High Falls Film Festival.