EDITOR’S LETTER. 01 January 2010

With the launch of LITTLE MAGAZINE back in October, 2009 was a fantastic year. For 2010, I hope to continue to bring engaging, entertaining, diverse, and new material to the blog as the the premise of LITTLE MAGAZINE is to inspire growth, knowledge, and creative expression through the sharing of informative art.

I’ve been extremely fortunate to have such wonderful contributors in 2009, and would like to personally thank the following:

Lee Medoff, Gerald Patterson, Sandy Kwan, Sophie Sapp, Hassan Said, David Nayfeld, Tony Sison, Lindsey Adams, Sara Murphy, Brandan Decoteau, Peter Boardman, Sergio Chavez, Brandon Solem, Elisa Gonzalez

Without the talent of these extraordinary individuals, the making of LITTLE MAGAZINE would not be possible. Thank you.

Cheers to a happy and prosperous 2010!

M.


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STUDIO. The Works of Hassan Said

Films are stories in moving pictures, and the following by Egyptian-born director and photographer, Hassan Said, are beautiful accounts of his story and artistry.


Will Remain Dear to Me by Hassan Said

Using dramatic characters and powerful images to explore the psychological impact of heartwarming and shocking events, Said’s works journey through stories of self-awareness and cruel realities.


Yesterday by Hassan Said


Alexandrie Encore et Toujours by Hassan Said

Said moved to New York at the age of 15 where two years later he studied Communication and Media Arts at Dutchess Community College. To him, films are about “glimpses of a person’s life, a situation, or experience; that’s what makes films more powerful than having a beginning, middle, and an end.”

In 2005, Said relocated to San Francisco to pursue studies in filmmaking and directing at the Academy of Art University. He has worked in a variety of roles in the industry, most notably for Focus Features on the 2009 Oscar award-winning film Milk. He also recently completed an experimental short film, Infamy, which is a surreal experience focusing on the chaotic events of September 11th as seen from his first-hand account. The abstract film is an official selection at the 2009 Edinburgh International Film Festival.

His latest short drama MUTE, chronicles the story of a father who comes home one night to finds his autistic daughter physically abused. The film ended up winning the award of merit for short film and direction at the Accolade film awards. The film also won the German Independence Award for best foreign language short film at the prestigious Oldenburg Film Festival in Germany.

Said currently lives in San Francisco, producing and directing creative projects.

Hassan Said’s Wesbsite: www.HassanSaid.com

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