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Tweetable Logline: When one of the most prolific art forgers in US history is finally exposed, he must confront the legacy of his 30-year con.
Elevator Pitch: ART AND CRAFT follows prolific art forger Mark Landis at the very moment his thirty-year ruse is exposed. What at first glance seems like a generous act of philanthropy turns out to be one of the most widespread and unusual cases of deception ever known in the art world.
Production TeamDirector, Producer, Cinematographer — Sam Cullman co-directed, shot and produced the Oscar®-nominated documentary, If a Tree Falls, and was a Producer and Director of Photography on the Sundance Grand Jury prize-winning The House I Live In. Previously, his camerawork appeared in dozens of documentaries including King Corn and Why We Fight.
About the Production: ART AND CRAFT follows the curious case of a prolific art forger who isn't in it for the money, but instead donates his work to museums in memory of his deceased parents. Uncovering what at first glance may seem like the perfect art prank, this unusual story of obsession and understanding opens up a complex set of issues at the intersection of mental health, art and philanthropy.