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PENCIL DOC

Category : Documentary
Client :No. 2: Story of the Pencil
Completion : February 2015
Role :Writer, Director, Cinematography, Editor

No.2, overlooked as a common tool, continues to lose dominance in a media saturated world. However, history tells a different story.

We’ve selected the most prominent voices regarding the pencil and seek to tell a broader story of the pencil. Yes, the history of the pencil is fascinating. Henry Petroski gives us a compelling reason to think about the pencil historically. Yet, have you thought about the sociological and psychological elements of this simple tool? Lastly, we consider a media ecological perspective of the standard wood-cased pencil.

No.2 film seeks to develop the historical significance of the pencil in a charming and emotional story of a common ordinary tool.