She spoke to us about how the financed the documentary film, Garry Winogrand: All Things are Photographable, which was of particular interest to me. Freyer said that she financed in a hodgepodge manner. It was a combination of an NEA grant, Kickstarter, and a grant from a documentary foundation. Together, this allowed her to make the film itself. Beyond that, after it had been created and premiered at festivals, PBS wanted to license the film. This gave Freyer and her team a payment from PBS which was able to raise additional funds.
Freyer also noted that documentaries take much longer to make than her shorter, experimental work. They are also collaborative as opposed to her short films which are done mostly independently.
When talking about her short 16mm films, Freyer said some interesting things. She noted that the medium of film is her artistic medium of choice and it IS an artistic medium. Her short films focus on what is different, not normal, and not obvious. Freyer has a painterly attention to color and form combined with poetry. This and the fact that her work is more personal sets her apart from other artists.
Below is the trailer for Freyer’s most recent feature.