Temple of Art is a documentary that looks at what it means to be an artist, how to fail beautifully, and proceed with courage.
Helmed by Directors Allan Amato & Olga Nunes, the film sets out to explore the questions around the people who dedicate their life to art.
Is an artist a different kind of person? Is there something in them that compels them forward, haunted by the blank page? Are they tortured souls, animated by the divine? Is it genius? Talent? Or is there a road to art that is equally traceable by all of us?
To make it happen, Allan and Olga formed Good Bully Collective, a ragtag consort of two stink-eyed misfits hell-bent on crow-barring open the hearts of every aspiring artist everywhere, whether they liked it or not. Together they brought the idea to Kickstarter and succeeded in raising eighty thousand dollars to propel the film.
Since then, Allan and Olga have traveled the world interviewing artists and hunting the story that beats at the heart of why we create. Along the way, they’ve gotten help from executive producers Amanda Palmer, Neil Gaiman, Jon Schnepp, as well as Good Bully Collective new addition Jason Seigler. The film also flourished from invaluable contributions from luminaries Kevin Smith, Grant Morrison, and Chuck Palahnuik— not to mention the cadre of incredible artists that power the engine of the project itself.
The film is currently in post-production at Good Bully Collective headquarters in downtown Los Angeles, currently slated for release in 2018.