'Obey the Giant' film debuts online

05:00 AM, Apr 16, 2013

A screen shot from 'Obey the Giant.'/


Written By by Whitney Matheson, USA TODAY

About a year ago I told you about a Kickstarter campaign for Obey the Giant, a short narrative film about artist Shepard Fairey’s early days at the Rhode Island School of Design.

Director Julian Marshall raised more than $65,000 to make the movie, and this week he posted the whole thing online.

The entertaining 20-minute flick chronicles Fairey’s first act of street art and the beginnings of his massive “OBEY GIANT” campaign, which still thrives today. (I saw an “Obey” sweatshirt at Urban Outfitters last weekend!)

I urge you to watch this impressive debut from a promising 22-year-old filmmaker. Can’t wait to see what’s next …

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