Imago Dei is an experimental documentary which paints a haunting portrait of an Eastern Orthodox iconographer exploring what it means to represent the image of an invisible God. It enters the internal world of the artist, Father Theodore Koufos, through an intimate exploration of his approach to producing and experiencing images while contemplating his history and the history of his artistic tradition. Through a slow, meditative cinematic journey of the artist and his work, it is only nearing the end of the film that the magnitude of his images, and the spiritual window they create, are revealed.
Produced with funding by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.
Nominated for York University Thesis Prize.
* Motivate Underground Film Festival, 2015.
* Belleville Downtown DocFest: International Documentary Film Festival, 2015.
* Depth of Field Series at the Art Gallery of Ontario, 2014.