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In a Dream -- In the vibrant, bohemian neighborhood of South Philadelphia, 50,000-square feet of concrete are covered with tile and mirrors--mosaics that were created by Isaiah Zagar, an eccentric, tormented artist. The murals chronicle his love for his wife, Julia.
In a Dream -- The story of Julia Zagar and her husband Isaiah, a renowned mosaic artist, who for the past 30 years has covered more than 40,000 square feet of Philadelphia top to bottom with tile, mirror, paint, and concrete.


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Directed by
Jeremiah Zagar 
Produced by
Pamela Tanner Boll .... executive producer
Geralyn White Dreyfous .... executive producer
Ross Kauffman .... executive producer
Jeremy Yaches .... producer
Original Music by
Kelli Scarr 
Cinematography by
Erik Messerschmidt 
Mark Stetz 
Film Editing by
Keiko Deguchi 
Jeremiah Zagar 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michael Reich .... first assistant director
Sound Department
Mike Guarino .... location sound mixer
Eric Milano .... sound editor
Tom Paul .... sound designer
Tom Paul .... sound re-recording mixer
Camera and Electrical Department
Dean Gunderson .... Steadicam operator
George Hennah .... assistant camera
Julian King .... additional photographer
Julian King .... second assistant camera
Doug Kofsky .... assistant camera
Brendan O'Brien .... key grip
Abad Rosa .... crane operator
Mark Stetz .... gaffer
Andrew Voegeli .... Steadicam operator
Kevin Walter .... assistant camera
Animation Department
Yussef Cole .... animator
Cassidy Gearhart .... animator
Cassidy Gearhart .... designer
Editorial Department
Anthony Gannon .... co-editor
Angshuman Ghosh .... assistant editor
Ross Kauffman .... consulting editor
Daniel Kitrosser .... assistant editor
Jonathan Liebert .... digital cinema mastering
Alexander Maxwell .... colorist
Sandy Patch .... colorist
Sandy Patch .... on-line editor
Samuel D. Pollard .... consulting editor
Tom Salamon .... colorist
Bill Stokes .... colorist
Music Department
Paul de Jong .... music editor
Jason Domnarski .... musician (piano)
Aaron Nevezie .... music mixer
Aaron Nevezie .... music recordist
Nick Zammuto .... music editor
Other crew
Jonah Birns .... title designer
Christopher Cunha .... production assistant
Angshuman Ghosh .... production assistant
Daniel Kitrosser .... production assistant
Matt Kliegman .... production assistant
Tavian Lucas .... production assistant
Dan Peterson .... production assistant
Keron Rose .... production assistant

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Falls between 2 Horses, 3 January 2010
Author: accountcrapper from Bhutan

This is a good film about the directors father who is a half mad folk artist and his family. For me it fell between 2 horses. We did not get to see enough of his art or rather we did not get to see enough of the development of his art. It shows the daily journals but not so much what is in them. Also you never really get a feel for exactly how much work the father has created. A short segment going from building to building, enumerating the work or putting a timeline to the process. Even highlighting elements in the mosaics as chronological portrayals of particular family moments. I would have liked to have seen him sourcing his materials or some discussion on the materials he has used or tried but that did not happen. The art is one horses in this film.

The second horse is the family drama that arises from a father who is a bit mad and the effect it has on his family. The stresses and strains of dealing with relationships in everyday life. For me this did not hit the mark either as there was not enough of an examination into it as if the director (son) was a little reticent to ask difficult and probing questions. So it is a picture postcard from a family with problems rather than an examination or drama.

A good film that for me fell between 2 horses and did not completely satisfy on either front. Still a brave thing for a son to do, there are very few films like this and I very much enjoyed the fathers work.

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