A Tale of 2 Street Artists & One Viral Harvey Weinstein Statue That Shook Up The 90th Academy Awards.
As a filmmaker, I want to not only entertain people, but make them stop, think, and reflect. That is what initially attracted me to street artist Plastic Jesus’ work. The Los-Angeles based pop culture provocateur is a former photojournalist who gives us what we want — instant Instagram material, but also what we need — a wake up call. His provocative art is a cross between social commentary and trolling, holding up a mirror to who we really are yet often can’t see because we’re blinded by the phone or computer screen in front of our faces.
I wanted to document Plastic Jesus and his co-conspirator Ginger’s process in formulating, executing, and integrating their “Harvey Weinstein Casting Couch” street art installation from beginning to end. After the art piece shook up the 90th Academy Awards and went viral, I realized that there was much more to this developing story. Thus, I expanded the documentary to include feminist street artist MegZany, right wing guerrilla artist Sabo (who warns of an impending liberal witch hunt), and Dawn Dunning (one of the women who initially spoke out about her encounter with Weinstein). “For Your Consideration” is a small, yet significant piece of a bigger story that shows how art can have the power to help heal and create change.
– Patrick Green