Summer in Hindsight is a full length film created during the global pandemic of 2020.The piece began as a call for garment designers initiated by Artistic Director Peregrine Honig for The West 18th Street Fashion Show, an annual independently produced one night event initiated in 2000.
The project pivoted to a piece presented and funded by pre sales of the director’s cut at a Drive In Movie Theater. Emmy Award winning Jeremy Osborn and New York director Khitam Jabr used their time away from the industry to assist in platforming Honig’s vision of the project’s musical director, Calvin Arsenia, as the main character navigating a creative life blighted by anxiety and compromise. The film shifted with the public murder of George Floyd, platforming the struggle for equality during an already isolating and oppressive chapter of American History.
Diligently protected from purchase and over exposure, Summer In Hindsight has currently received fourteen international awards, including The Harlem International Film Festival. Viewings are being negotiated at The Nelson-Atkins Museum and The 1900 Building with talks by the artists and dinner pairings in 2024.