This short film (about 12 minutes long) was at the opening of "A Tribute To Emily" gallery show in New York City. It tells the ficticious story of an unlikely artist painting an unlikely model at an unlikely time in his life, just at the height of the Wall Street crash of 2008.
The painting series is based on an earlier full length screenplay Riddle wrote also titled, "A Tribute To Emily" that though similar in plot, was based in the early 1950's. With the likelihood of the screenplay never being made into a film, Riddle decided to execute the ficticious story himself and create a gallery installation with actual artwork by the ficticious artist, who paints a ficticious model, but displays the work in the real world in New York City.
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At the gallery show, a number of pieces were sold, others were sold afterwards, and still others were given to supporters. Today the series hangs in homes and businesses from New York, to California and will never be seen in its entirety again - except here - thanks to the miracle of the modern digital age.