W+K Produced Documentary Angel Applicant Wins Top Prize at SXSW

Former senior art director Ken A. Meyer wrote, directed and starred in the winning work

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Ken A. Meyer began working at Wieden+Kennedy in Portland, Ore. in 2002, two years after being diagnosed with systemic scleroderma, a life threatening autoimmune disorder that thickens and hardens the skin and internal organs. 10 years ago, he asked the agency to help him make a film about his experience and how he’s found comfort in the works of Paul Klee, a Swiss-German painter who had the same disease.

The result is Angel Applicant, a 74-minute documentary that made its world premiere at South by Southwest on Monday and was awarded the festival’s Documentary Feature Jury Award.



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