7 CYLINDERS // FIlMS

Boogie Woogie Express

Bob Seeley is a master boogie woogie piano player and—born in 1928—likely the last living legend of this art form. In “Boogie Woogie Express”, Bob’s dazzling piano skills and dynamic storytelling take us on a (train) ride through the origins and history of boogie woogie. Recorded in black & white on super16mm film, “Boogie Woogie Express” serves as a timeless record of this original style of American music. Now available via streaming on demand.

El Lobo y La Paloma

El Lobo y La Paloma explores the theme of loss, connection, and ancestry. Through fully original flamenco dance, Arabic music and song, poetry, and projected imagery, El Lobo y La Paloma tells a story about the loss of a loved one and the mystical connections between physical and spiritual worlds. Now available via streaming on demand.

The Rockstar of Real Estate

An autobiographical adventure our studio co-authored, this feature documentary follows Ken DeLeon, who has led the pack of Silicon Valley realtors for years, despite major tragedies and heartbreaking loss. Ken’s philosophy of optimization and accelerated evolution is put to the test when a medical diagnosis threatens his business and his life. “The Rockstar of Real Estate” takes you on a rollercoaster ride beyond the world of realty. Premiered at Sonoma International Film Festival 2018. Now available via streaming on demand.

Five Foot Sandwich Board: The Story of Jerusalem Garden

Since their start in 1987, Jerusalem Garden’s become a beloved fixture of the Ann Arbor restaurant scene. In 2014, owner Ali Ramlawi decided to make a major leap into a new location and asked 7 Cylinders Studio to capture the transition and share their story.

A Tea Journey in India

Join Arbor Teas on this trip to Darjeeling, India and visit a favorite source for their high-quality organic loose leaf teas – the Makaibari Tea Estate. This short film by 7 Cylinders Studio shows the entire cycle of tea, from picking of the leaves to the final drying stages, with some fun, gorgeous and educational moments in between. Pour yourself a cup of your favorite tea, press play and enjoy!

I See Faces in All Places

A new video art work by filmmaker Donald Harrison of 7 Cylinders Studio, featuring the art of Tyree Guyton and The Heidelberg Project, was recently published as part of the University of Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA)’s Many Voices project. Utilizing handcrafted motion graphics, Harrison combined more than 50 individual video portraits with landscapes and images of The Heidelberg Project for a surrealist exploration of creative possibilities in public spaces.