August 2017

We came close! But in the end, we didn’t receive that NEH project development grant. Our peer review panel was really encouraging, though, and its members wrote some very heartening things about our proposal and past work, like:

“I will give this proposal the highest accolade”; “I believe that this project is truly pioneering … The thoroughness of the treatment was exemplary”; “This is an exemplary proposal”; “This proposal is of the highest quality and relevance [and] the humanities scholarship informing the project is very high”; and “Each of Weiner’s four documentaries are marvelous. I find them beyond impressive.”

Those kind words took some of the sting out of the disappointment.

We don’t waste time in mourning. We have dusted ourselves off and are back in the saddle. Plus, our videos for the Grolier Club exhibit “Law’s Picture Books” are ready to go and will be set up on sit in early September. Forward!

July 2017

The films for “Law’s Picture Books” have a nifty new interface for viewing on our video kiosk.

May 2017

Our five short films for “Law’s Picture Books” are complete. Come see them at the Grolier Club in September 2017. More news will follow in coming months.

Mid-January 2017

We’re color correcting and grading “Love & Surprise” for the exhibit “Law’s Picture Books,” to open at the Grolier Club in New York in September. Everything is moving along nicely. See you there!

January 9, 2017

We’ve applied for a development grant to the National Endowment for the Humanities for a documentary project called “Islam and the Constitution: A Conversation Between Texts.” The project also was recently included as part of a major grant application by a Washington-based NGO to a private foundation. The NEH application includes a top-flight board of humanities advisors and media team.

December 15, 2016

We’ve completed rough cuts of “Love & Surprise: A Visit to the New York Antiquarian Book Fair,” “A Philosophical Question,” and “Two Ways to Work” for the “Law’s Picture Books.”

September 28, 2016

Post-production has begun on “Bookwork as Handwork,” which will accompany the exhibition “Law’s Picture Books” at the Grolier Club in New York City, which opens in September 2017. The exhibition examines illustrated law books from the 13th century to the present.

July 19, 2016

We’ve released our latest video, “Preservation Waltz.” Books, forests, and domestic architecture in Austria: it’s all about sustainability.

July 10, 2016

We are very pleased to have been granted 501(c)(3) status by the Internal Revenue Service. Forward & upward!

June 2016

Hidden Cabinet Films is delighted to have received its first commission: to produce “Bookwork as Handwork” to accompany the exhibition “Law’s Picture Books,” to open at The Grolier Club in New York City in September 2017.

We’re also in the midst of applying for two nonprofit grants to produce exciting films about legal history, the constitutional protection of religious pluralism, and rare books. Wish us luck!