Aesthetica Pictures is actively involved in the development & distribution of documentary & narrative projects. Opportunities exist for investment & collaboration on future projects as well as the ones listed below. Aesthetica, founder, Michael Kleven and others, are available to crew on feature films and industrial productions as Director, Producer, Director of Photography, AD, Production Manager.
Aesthetica Pictures focuses on individual feature film properties in both documentary & narrative categories.
Aesthetica Pictures seek to describe the common threads that unite us and expose the personal dramas that make us care.
Aesthetica Pictures is currently producing two feature narrative films and a documentary. The short film “Look at the Birdie,” is based on a Kurt Vonnegut short story of the same name is in post production. A number of short films
& graphics projects can be reviewed online at http://vimeo.com/kleven/videos
“GI Joseph & Mary”
Military Veteran, Joe Smith, lives with his 12-year- old daughter, Mary, on a leaky boat near the fuel docks on the industrial waterfront. A few years earlier Mary’s mother left the family amid issues of infidelity & drug use. Issues Mary could not understand well at the time. But now Mary’s mom has married a wealthy art gallery owner. They want Mary back. Can Joe give up his daughter? Wouldn’t Mary be better off away from the rough life on the boat, living a more proper life, with the indulgences money can provide? What does Mary think? Perhaps life in the harbor is what she loves. Watch for this classic tale of clashing wills, best intentions & the pursuit for redemption.
“Look at the Birdie”
Based on a short story by Kurt Vonnegut. This is the tail of Dr Koradubian & the hapless Kilgore Trout. Meeting at the historic Blue Moon Tavern in 1966 this dark comedy defies expectations. This film has been shot & is currently seeking post production funding via Kickstarter
Other Films by Mike Kleven, founder of Aesthetica
“To the Moon: A Tribute to the Poet, Theodore Roethke”
“Solving the Quantum Riddle: Interrupted”
Kleven was Producer on Seattle Centrals adaptation of “Sideways” and the school’s 2009 television show “Resource: Art Impact,” a show which highlighted the importance of art education to a vibrant and productive community.
Kleven was Director of Photography on Seattle Central’s production of “The Unbearables.”