April 17 – Tim Cawley


Thursday, April 17th, 7:00 – 9:30pm

From Nothing, Something:
a Documentary on the Creative Process

In the University Theatre at California State University, Long Beach

Everyone has ideas. But what where do they come from? And what ensures they keep coming? How do you sort the genius ideas from the useless ones? Why invest all this hope and energy into making things in the first place?

From Nothing, Something profiles creative thinkers across a variety of disciplines and finds common methods, habits, mindsets and neuroses that help bring breakthrough ideas into being. This is a thoughtful, intimate, often funny look at the creative process – straight from the brains of some of our culture’s most accomplished and inspiring talents.

Tim Cawley is a filmmaker from Boston whose work has appeared at such festivals as Locarno, Vancouver, Montreal World, IFFBoston, Cleveland, Raindance, Newport Beach and many others. As a filmmaker, card-carrying member of the ASCAP songwriter’s union, and veteran of the ad industry, Tim finds the creative process an endlessly fascinating and deeply personal subject.


From Nothing, Something – a project independently produced over the last three years – marks his feature film directorial debut.

Documentary. 79 minutes

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