(Watch Jamie Wimberly & Casey Stein’s video of “Boy” on Vimeo)
Jamie Wimberly is a long-time poet and visual artist. His poetry is published regularly, most recently in Haiku Journal, and he was named as one of the best poets on Twitter (@haiku_america). Jamie is also an award-winning painter, with his work nominated for the Whitney Biennial, and exhibitions in galleries in Baltimore, Washington, DC, and New York City. Poetry and visual arts have come together as part of the “poem video series” which entail collaborations with emerging filmmakers in an attempt to make poetry more accessible and relevant in a digital age.
Casey Stein fell into filmmaking at a very young age thanks to the influence of late 90’s skateboarding videos, and soon branched out to explore all aspects of the medium. Equal parts director and cinematographer with roots deep-seated in the arts, Casey has always been around creativity and technology and is a sponge for all things associated.
His short film, Boy on a Bike won the 7th Annual Emerging Pro contest hosted by HDVideoPro Magazine. His work has been featured in numerous festivals around the world as well The New York Times, Spin Magazine, Nowness, Fader, and NME among others.
Casey graduated NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, Kanbar Institute of Film & Television and lives in Brooklyn, New York. You may spot him riding over the Williamsburg Bridge on his bike.