MICHAEL INDRESANO NAMED MEDICINE MAN OF THE YEAR 2019

Indresano Studios is proud to announce that Medicine Wheel has named Michael Indresano as the 2019 Medicine Man of the Year. This prestigious award is meant to recognize a member of the community who has donated more than their fair share of time or resources to Medicine Wheel and aided in Medicine Wheel’s mission of promoting inclusion across all walks of life.

Michael served on the board of Medicine Wheel for 6 years, eventually being voted in as the chairman of the board.

Michael Indresano with Michael Dowling, William Gross, and Mark McGonagle
(From Left to Right) Michael Indresano, Medicine Wheel Director Michael Dowling, Boston Police Commissioner William Gross, and Medicine Wheel Board of Directors member Mark McGonagle

The team at Indresano Studios has been honored to host multiple Medicine Wheel events and has had the pleasure of producing multiple promotional videos for Medicine Wheel to generate awareness of its Hand in Hand project.

Michael will be presented with the award at the 2019 “Turning The Wheel” event in Boston. For more information about the event or to purchase tickets, please visit www.mwponline.org.

MEDICINE WHEEL – HAND IN HAND 2019 WITH BOSTON POLICE COMMISSIONER WILLIAM GROSS

The Indresano Studios team has partnered up with Medicine Wheel Productions to host Medicine Wheel’s “Hand in Hand” event, which aims to bridge the culture gap between some of Boston’s at-risk youth and the Boston Police Department. It is a full day of bonding activities, eventually culminating in a photoshoot at Indresano Studios!

In addition to hosting the photo shoot, the Indresano team is producing a short video for Medicine Wheel’s promotional purposes.

Hand In Hand brings together Boston Police officers and young adults, most of whom have had negative experiences with police in the past, to try to understand and accept their differences by embracing their similarities; namely their humanity, and common experience.

Medicine Wheel Hand in Hand – Hand Casting

Before the workshop began, our team interviewed a few of the young adults, as well as Medicine Wheel Director Michael Dowling and Director of Public Art and Advocacy Richard Dinsmore to learn a little more about what this program is and how it has helped the two communities become closer together.

Each young adult is paired with an officer, then the workshop begins with a meditation period. Following this, each participant writes an “I Am” poem about identity.

Medicine Wheel Hand in Hand – “I Am” Poems

Partners then create a mold of their clasped hands, which is later turned into a bronzed cast. These hand-in-hand statues are then displayed at Medicine Wheel, and at any events that Medicine Wheel hosts.

Medicine Wheel Hand in Hand – Hand Casting

After a short dinner, participants then head to Indresano Studios to get their portraits taken.

Boston Police Commissioner William Gross with Damarius
Boston Police Commissioner William Gross with Damarius

Medicine Wheel Director Michael Dowling with Mookie
Medicine Wheel Director Michael Dowling with Mookie

Thank you to Boston PD, and Medicine Wheel and the young adults of Medicine Wheel for letting us be a part of this important day! We’re excited to help spread the word about this amazing program.

To see more of our photography and video work, please check us out at www.Indresano.com

ON LOCATION VIDEO SHOOT

Our most recent video shoot took place in the great outdoors!

Maggie Model Brian Hanley was one of the most polished landscapers we’ve ever seen 😉 He was also a good sport wearing a flannel shirt on a 90 degree summer day.

For over 25 years, Indresano Studios has built a name for themselves creating artful, award-winning work with a passion that borders on the fanatical.

TEAM hair and make up artist Ashley was there every step of the way to complete the look the client wanted for this video.

For over 25 years, Indresano Studios has built a name for themselves creating artful, award-winning work with a passion that borders on the fanatical.

In between takes, Brian found the time to make cheeseburgers for some of the crew!For over 25 years, Indresano Studios has built a name for themselves creating artful, award-winning work with a passion that borders on the fanatical.

Even when he isn’t posing, he can’t take a bad photo. That is the true mark of a natural born model.

For over 25 years, Indresano Studios has built a name for themselves creating artful, award-winning work with a passion that borders on the fanatical.

As Brian was soaking in some sun, he witnessed some silly shenanigans on set (see next image)…

For over 25 years, Indresano Studios has built a name for themselves creating artful, award-winning work with a passion that borders on the fanatical.

…our prop stylist couldn’t help himself from having some fun! Thankfully our producer kept things on track and we created a successful video 🙂

For over 25 years, Indresano Studios has built a name for themselves creating artful, award-winning work with a passion that borders on the fanatical.

To check out more of our work in video, go to www.indresano.com!