Lucky Post’s Sai Selvarajan was tapped to create a new show open for the series Frame of Mind, which airs Thursdays at 10 p.m. on KERA TV. The series, newly expanded into a full 13-episode season, showcases the work of independent filmmakers and video-makers and features a wide range of innovative media produced in or by Texans.

Sai Selvarajan and frequent collaborator Johnny Rutledge concepted and crafted the show open, which captures the spirit of the program and the work it showcases. “We wanted it to feel eclectic and dense, starting at a macro level and going wider as a representation of the creative process,” explains Selvarajan. Rutledge illustrated the man’s head, which was given an animated feel using an in-camera, stop motion approach. Elements of filmmaking - literal and conceptual - fill out the piece, which was edited by Selvarajan at Lucky Post. The music is by The Paper Chase, generously provided by the band’s former singer and popular music producer John Congleton.

“I’ve worked with Sai Selvarajan and Johnny Rutledge on a number of projects,” says Frame of Mind co-producer Bart Weiss, director of the Dallas Video Festival. “They always do an incredible job, but this may be their finest. The open perfectly contextualizes the series by illuminating the mindset of the filmmaker.”

In addition to the Show Open, Sai Selvarajan’s short film Duchamp – art directed by Johnny Rutledge - will air on the final installment of Frame of Mind.  Concepted and written by Sai Selvarajan and Mark Coppage, Duchamp is a silent film about the power of music that stars real life husband and wife Aleksa Palladino (Manny & Lo, Boardwalk Empire) and musician Devon Church who make up the band Exitmusic.

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