Aaron Peirano Garrison

Aaron Peirano Garrison

Independent Filmmaker

Other Roles: Director, Producer, Editor

Areas of Focus: Documentaries

Biography

Aaron Peirano Garrison explores new and traditional story forms in film and media. He is fascinated by how story-telling through images creates connections inter-culturally and across time. His globally minded practice is informed by a life-long passion for social and cross-cultural engagement and by his prior background in international humanitarian fieldwork in South East Asia, Central and South America. His work aims to create visual interventions inspired by imperative questions and to explore artistic forms in a collaborative fashion. Aaron received his B.A. in Art with a concentration in Film from Yale, where he was an Eli Whitney scholar and a CCAM fellow. His documentaries and media installations have been shown at the Whitney Humanities Center, New Haven Docs Film Festival, the Center for Collaborative Arts and Media and the Forte Festival at the University of Alabama and this year will screen at the International Festival of Arts and Ideas. He regularly collaborates with visual artists, designers and musicians to create out-of-the-box interdisciplinary conversations. As a student at Yale College, he wrote, produced and co-directed the feature length documentary, Questions of Justice Officers of Color in the Era of Black Lives Matter (2016). The film was honored and screened as The Policy Lab’s event of the year featuring a talkback with Peirano Garrison, and key individuals from the film. A later edition screened opening night at New Haven Docs and is bing expanded into a serie. Aaron’s feature length documentary, Spectacular Body (2018) is in preparation for pitching to networks as the new series Spectacular Bodies (January 2022) with George Buttler’s production company, Tiger Films and with Cargo Films pitching. The project, verite in approach, explores hot topics in today’s culture. With a close view inside the controversial world of female bodybuilding Peirano Garrison follows his grade school friend in her ascent to the top competition in the world of pro female bodybuilding (The Olympia) and the co-competitors she trains. The Wisdom in Fashion is his most recent work which continues with intimate, prescient and verite approaches. In addition to filmmaking, Aaron Peirano Garrison works at Harvard University as Art Film and Visual Studies’ Media Coordinator.

Aaron Peirano Garrison explores new and traditional story forms in film and media. He is fascinated by how story-telling through images creates connections inter-culturally and across time. His globally minded practice is informed by a life-long passion for social and cross-cultural engagement and by his prior background in international humanitarian fieldwork in South East Asia, Central and South America. His work aims to create visual interventions inspired by imperative questions and to explore artistic forms in a collaborative fashion. Aaron received his B.A. in Art with a concentration in Film from Yale, where he was an Eli Whitney scholar and a CCAM fellow. His documentaries and media installations have been shown at the Whitney Humanities Center, New Haven Docs Film Festival, the Center for Collaborative Arts and Media and the Forte Festival at the University of Alabama and this year will screen at the International Festival of Arts and Ideas. He regularly collaborates with visual artists, designers and musicians to create out-of-the-box interdisciplinary conversations. As a student at Yale College, he wrote, produced and co-directed the feature length documentary, Questions of Justice Officers of Color in the Era of Black Lives Matter (2016). The film was honored and screened as The Policy Lab’s event of the year featuring a talkback with Peirano Garrison, and key individuals from the film. A later edition screened opening night at New Haven Docs and is bing expanded into a serie. Aaron’s feature length documentary, Spectacular Body (2018) is in preparation for pitching to networks as the new series Spectacular Bodies (January 2022) with George Buttler’s production company, Tiger Films and with Cargo Films pitching. The project, verite in approach, explores hot topics in today’s culture. With a close view inside the controversial world of female bodybuilding Peirano Garrison follows his grade school friend in her ascent to the top competition in the world of pro female bodybuilding (The Olympia) and the co-competitors she trains. The Wisdom in Fashion continues with intimate, prescient and verite approaches. In addition to filmmaking, Aaron works at Harvard University as Art Film and Visual Studies’ Media Coordinator. Aaron Peirano Garrison explores new and traditional story forms in film and media. He is fascinated by how story-telling through images creates connections inter-culturally and across time. His globally minded practice is informed by a life-long passion for social and cross-cultural engagement and by his prior background in international humanitarian fieldwork in South East Asia, Central and South America. His work aims to create visual interventions inspired by imperative questions and to explore artistic forms in a collaborative fashion. Aaron received his B.A. in Art with a concentration in Film from Yale, where he was an Eli Whitney scholar and a CCAM fellow. His documentaries and media installations have been shown at the Whitney Humanities Center, New Haven Docs Film Festival, the Center for Collaborative Arts and Media and the Forte Festival at the University of Alabama and this year will screen at the International Festival of Arts and Ideas. He regularly collaborates with visual artists, designers and musicians to create out-of-the-box interdisciplinary conversations. As a student at Yale College, he wrote, produced and co-directed the feature length documentary, Questions of Justice Officers of Color in the Era of Black Lives Matter (2016). The film was honored and screened as The Policy Lab’s event of the year featuring a talkback with Peirano Garrison, and key individuals from the film. A later edition screened opening night at New Haven Docs and is bing expanded into a serie. Aaron’s feature length documentary, Spectacular Body (2018) is in preparation for pitching to networks as the new series Spectacular Bodies (January 2022) with George Buttler’s production company, Tiger Films and with Cargo Films pitching. The project, verite in approach, explores hot topics in today’s culture. With a close view inside the controversial world of female bodybuilding Peirano Garrison follows his grade school friend in her ascent to the top competition in the world of pro female bodybuilding (The Olympia) and the co-competitors she trains. The Wisdom in Fashion continues with intimate, prescient and verite approaches. In addition to filmmaking, Aaron works at Harvard University as Art Film and Visual Studies’ Media Coordinator. Aaron Peirano Garrison explores new and traditional story forms in film and media. He is fascinated by how story-telling through images creates connections inter-culturally and across time. His globally minded practice is informed by a life-long passion for social and cross-cultural engagement and by his prior background in international humanitarian fieldwork in South East Asia, Central and South America. His work aims to create visual interventions inspired by imperative questions and to explore artistic forms in a collaborative fashion. Aaron received his B.A. in Art with a concentration in Film from Yale, where he was an Eli Whitney scholar and a CCAM fellow. His documentaries and media installations have been shown at the Whitney Humanities Center, New Haven Docs Film Festival, the Center for Collaborative Arts and Media and the Forte Festival at the University of Alabama and this year will screen at the International Festival of Arts and Ideas. He regularly collaborates with visual artists, designers and musicians to create out-of-the-box interdisciplinary conversations. As a student at Yale College, he wrote, produced and co-directed the feature length documentary, Questions of Justice Officers of Color in the Era of Black Lives Matter (2016). The film was honored and screened as The Policy Lab’s event of the year featuring a talkback with Peirano Garrison, and key individuals from the film. A later edition screened opening night at New Haven Docs and is bing expanded into a serie. Aaron’s feature length documentary, Spectacular Body (2018) is in preparation for pitching to networks as the new series Spectacular Bodies (January 2022) with George Buttler’s production company, Tiger Films and with Cargo Films pitching. The project, verite in approach, explores hot topics in today’s culture. With a close view inside the controversial world of female bodybuilding Peirano Garrison follows his grade school friend in her ascent to the top competition in the world of pro female bodybuilding (The Olympia) and the co-competitors she trains. The Wisdom in Fashion continues with intimate, prescient and verite approaches. In addition to filmmaking, Aaron works at Harvard University as Art Film and Visual Studies’ Media Coordinator. Aaron Peirano Garrison explores new and traditional story forms in film and media. He is fascinated by how story-telling through images creates connections inter-culturally and across time. His globally minded practice is informed by a life-long passion for social and cross-cultural engagement and by his prior background in international humanitarian fieldwork in South East Asia, Central and South America. His work aims to create visual interventions inspired by imperative questions and to explore artistic forms in a collaborative fashion. Aaron received his B.A. in Art with a concentration in Film from Yale, where he was an Eli Whitney scholar and a CCAM fellow. His documentaries and media installations have been shown at the Whitney Humanities Center, New Haven Docs Film Festival, the Center for Collaborative Arts and Media and the Forte Festival at the University of Alabama and this year will screen at the International Festival of Arts and Ideas. He regularly collaborates with visual artists, designers and musicians to create out-of-the-box interdisciplinary conversations. As a student at Yale College, he wrote, produced and co-directed the feature length documentary, Questions of Justice Officers of Color in the Era of Black Lives Matter (2016). The film was honored and screened as The Policy Lab’s event of the year featuring a talkback with Peirano Garrison, and key individuals from the film. A later edition screened opening night at New Haven Docs and is bing expanded into a serie. Aaron’s feature length documentary, Spectacular Body (2018) is in preparation for pitching to networks as the new series Spectacular Bodies

Films

Questions of Justice Officers of Color in the Era of Black Lives Matter (2015)

Role: Independent Filmmaker

Questions of Justice is a documentary film that follows officers of color in the era of Black Lives Matter to interrogate the nations story of policing in neighborhoods of color.

Spectacular Body (2018)

Role: Independent Filmmaker

Spectacular Body the Surface Changing is a documentary following the filmmaker’s childhood friend who is crushing gender norms and changing boundaries as she becomes one of the world’s leading professional female bodybuilders in her ascent to qualify for the top competition in the United States, the Olympia.

The Wisdom in Fashion Not So Fast (2019)

Role: Independent Filmmaker

An unconventional fashion film, the Wisdom in Fashion delivers designer Neville Wisdom’s lucid American dream. Neville began designing and creating clothing in Jamaica in his teens, and learned basic aspects of the slow-fashion trade while watching his mother and a local tailor in his small rural town in Jamaica. Straying from the norm even as a child, Neville has been designing clothing for over twenty-five years. In 2008, he entered the USA fashion scene after abandoning his radiology studies and technical work to return to Jamaica to work in the music scene and develop his own style. A series of events leads Wisdom to return again to Jamaica and the Cayman Islands to examine his practice and re-fresh that which sparked his dream –to ask himself, what comes next?