105 minutes – Documentary
Language: English, Spanish, Japanese
Festival release date: September 15, 2022 – TIFF
Release date: March 23, 2023
Production companies: National Film Board, Sphinx Productions
Canadian distributor: National Film Board
The Colour of Ink follows Jason Logan, who creates unique inks for some of the world’s most celebrated artists by using highly unconventional materials, many of which he finds while foraging in locations ranging from the landfill beaches of Toronto’s Leslie Street Spit to the Mojave Desert. It also traces the history of ink, first discovered, almost simultaneously, in Egypt and China.
Also see: Thom Ernst reviews The Colour of Ink and two other movies