Janelle Lynch: Endless Forms Most Beautiful is a short documentary that follows artist, Janelle Lynch, during a period of solitude along the Atlantic Ocean. Delving into the concept of "what exists beyond," the film explores her creative process and deep connection to nature.
This poetic journey intertwines recollections of influences in childhood while exploring the vast natural world of  New York, transporting viewers into a timeless space where art and self-reflection merge. The film celebrates Janelle's creative spirit and her commitment to seeking truths, highlighting the transformative power of witnessing creation in all things.
Mia Allen is a filmmaker based in New York City. She specializes in story-driven visual media that expresses the undercurrent of human emotion. Born and raised in Portland, Oregon, Mia began her career as an actor, working for more than a decade on commercials, independent features and short films.
In 2018 she co-founded Alight Films, a bare-bones production company that went on to produce award-winning ads, short films, and a national broadcast commercial for BetterHelp. 
Art Parkerson grows 500,000 plants each year at his wholesale container nursery in Suffolk, Virginia. In 2014, Art founded PLANTPOP to create documentary films about "interesting people doing cool things with plants." Art and his wife, Jeannie, met in elementary school, dated in high school and married in college. They have five sons and one daughter.
Laura Christian has been working with PLANTPOP since 2016. She graduated from James Madison University with a B.A. in Media Arts and Design with a focus on Journalism. After a few years of job hunting, she received an intriguing email from Art Parkerson telling her about this horticultural film studio. Laura currently runs PLANTPOP as its lead producer and enjoys working alongside the incredible team of creatives.
Yehezkel Raz is a composer, pianist and sound artist. He began his musical education at the age of 4, playing the violin, guitar and then the piano, eventually graduating with honors from the Israeli Academy of Music in Tel Aviv, where he discovered his passion for electronic music. Yehezkel won the Academie musicale de Villecroze (France) award for composers in 2005 and 2006, and he is one of the most accomplished educators in Israel today. 

Creating Janelle Lynch: Endless Forms Most Beautiful has been an intimate and transformative journey for me. This short documentary is not just about capturing the artistic process of Janelle Lynch but also about delving deep into the experience of solitude, self-reflection, and the intrinsic connection between art and nature.
From the outset, I was deeply moved by Janelle’s dedication to her craft and her unique ability to find beauty and meaning in the natural world and I wanted to create a space where viewers could not only observe Janelle’s artistic process but also feel a part of it. The cyanotype series she created along the Atlantic Ocean became a window into her soul—a visual and emotional expression of her innermost thoughts and experiences. 
Through the use of original music, evocative imagery, and Janelle’s personal storytelling, I worked with Janelle over the course of a year, exploring themes of grief, transformation, and the search for what lies beyond the surface of our everyday lives.
Documenting Janelle’s experience has been a testament to the power of introspection and the beauty that can emerge from it. I believe that in today’s fast-paced world, taking a moment to reflect and connect with nature is more important than ever.
Through Janelle Lynch: Endless Forms Most Beautiful, I hope to inspire viewers to embrace their own moments of solitude, to look beyond their immediate realities, and to find solace and inspiration in the natural world. This film is a celebration of the creative spirit and a reminder of the endless forms of beauty that surround us.
Thank you for joining me on this journey.

Mia Allen
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