Impact Spotlight: “Jim Carrey: I Needed Color” by David Bushell

Jim Carrey disappeared from the public eye for a couple of years, despite continuing to work as an actor. The documentary shows everyone where he’s been; hard at work in his art studio. Carrey picked up art nine years ago as a way to “heal a broken heart,” and it’s produced some of his best work ever. Seriously, these paintings are truly jaw-dropping.

“I think what makes someone an artist is they make models of their inner life,” Carrey said in the video. “They make something come into physical being that is inspired by their emotions or their needs or what they feel the audience needs.”

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Directed and Produced by: David Bushell
Associated Producer: Linda Fields Hill
Starring: Jim Carrey
Editor: Nicole C. Conrad
Music: Dave Palmer
Vocals: Jane Carrey
Camera: Bobby Davidson (NY)
Sound: Sean Massey
Assistant Editor: Kelsey Ann McClure
Art Assistants: Roland Allmeyer, Lino Meoli, Brogran Dunphy

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Edited w/ Adobe Premiere Pro CC

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