That One Time Someone Brought a Piano Up to Bernal Heights

09/24/2013

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Hello, my name is Darryl. I’m a frequent contributor here on SF Critic.

Anyhow, I made a short film about the piano that magically appeared on top of Bernal Hill a few months ago. I first stumbled upon this gem one night while out taking some photos around the city. There were just a handful of people there – including a younger kid playing hits like “Moondance” and “Benny and the Jets.”

That night, I couldn’t stop thinking about how inspiring and generous of a gift the piano was for the city, and for anyone who might happen to stumble upon it. The next day I decided to go back with my friend Mark, who is also a cinematographer. We had no idea what we were getting ourselves into, but the experience was amazing.

I need to give a huge thank you to all of the people who were involved. Although I only had the chance to meet a few of you that evening, the fact that we were all able to come together for this event was really awesome. Todd Iceton is the man.

I hope you enjoy the film, let us know what you think!

PERFORMERS:

Karen X. Cheng
Kim-Mai Cutler
James Daly
Jessica Daly
Matt Ganucheau
Benjamin Larsen Strong Gribble
Marc Haumann
Amélie-Phaine Keller
George Lipp
Aza Raskin
Stuart Thomas
Ben Wilson
COLLABORATORS:
Phil Chart
Joe Edelman
Peter Erlich
Art Gimbel
Todd Iceton
Christophe Thibault
Giuseppie Triosi
Tynan
FILMMAKERS:
Darryl Kirchner
Mark DeRutte
Fabian Molina

 

Piano Heights from BLOOM on Vimeo.