Film The Future is the newest venture from Daniel Arsham. Founded in 2014, Film The Future is a full service production company housed in a 5500 square foot studio on the Long Island City waterfront. The company shares space with frequent collaborators Snarkitecture and Daniel Arsham Studio allowing all production design, art direction, prop and set fabrication to be handled in house by the same accomplished team. Film The Future aims to make distinct work that breaks boundaries and questions the interplay between form and content. Credits include short films and commercials for clients including Usher, Dazed Media, Calvin Klein, Hennessy, Tumi, Public School and Bamford Watch. The company is currently in production on Arsham’s feature film debut, Future Relic, which stars Juliette Lewis, James Franco, Mahershala Ali, Arturo Castro and Ethan Suplee.
Daniel Arsham - Director, Creative Director
Daniel’s multidisciplinary practice challenges the link between art, architecture, performance and film. Raised in Miami, Arsham attended the Cooper Union in New York City where he received the Gelman Trust Fellowship Award in 2003. Soon thereafter he was invited to create stage design and tour with legendary choreographer Merce Cunningham’s Dance Company leading to ongoing stage design practice and a sustained collaboration with choreographer and former Cunningham dancer, Jonah Bokaer. Arsham founded Snarkitecture with partner Alex Mustonen in 2007. This architecture collaboration has included work with fashion brands, interior and architectural design, and a complete line of functional design objects. In all of Arsham’s work, he mines everyday experience for opportunities to confuse and confound our expectations of space and form. Simple yet paradoxical gestures dominate his sculptural work: a façade that appears to billow in the wind, a figure wrapped up in the surface of a wall, a contemporary object cast in volcanic ash as if it was found on some future archeological site. Arsham’s work has been shown at PS1 in New York, The Museum of Contemporary Art in Miami, The Athens Bienniale in Athens, Greece, The New Museum In New York, Mills College Art Museum in Oakland, California and Carré d’Art de Nîmes, France, and the Tribeca Film Festival among others.
Nadia Tahoun - Associate Producer
Bagi Gorgioski - Conceptual Designer & Propmaster
Daniel Arsham Studio
Stephen Vincent & Sig De Miguel - Casting
James Law - Photography
Jimena Azula - Production Design
Thomas Nicholas - Graphic Design
Whitney Theis - VFX and Animation
Amanda Johnson-Zetterstrom - Writing