GEORGE CHAPLIN, a Dore Hammond Film, is a 10 minute documentary on the work of painter, George Chaplin. The film documents Chaplin completing a painting, from white canvas to finished piece. Chaplin received BFA/MFA degrees from Yale University School of Art where he studied under Josef Albers. Chaplin has exhibited through out the United States and 68 foreign countries.


He currently lectures at Museums throughout the Northeast and is on the faculty of Trinity College, Hartford, CT.


DIVINE LIGHT: A Frank Mason Perspective, a Dore Hammond Film, is a half-hour documentary of the life and work of renowned New York City painter and Art Student’s League ‘Master Teacher,’ Frank Mason.

The film documents Mason in his painting studio above Café Roma in Little Italy, New York and also follows Mason to Venice, Italy where he revisits the highlight of his career. There his paintings hang in the 11th Century Church of San Giovanni di Malta where Bellini’s work graces the altar. Mason also visits Old St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York where his painting ‘Resurrection’ hangs behind the altar.

Frank Mason is a stalwart painter and teacher who still believes in the Old Masters’ techniques and styles that seem lost in the modern world.

PLUCK, an Atkinson-Hammond LLC1 production, was written by Dore Hammond and co-produced and co-directed by Dore Hammond and Richard Atkinson. Pluck, is a forty-five minute documentary about New York City in the 1950s through the early 1960s. The film sings the praises of the people who contributed to the culture of the city and to the world.

New York’s varied cultural life during this decade is explored through personal interviews of notable New Yorkers such as William F. Buckley Jr., Dick Hyman, Betty Comden, Magnum photographer Burt Glinn, Everett Raymond Kinstler, Eileen Ford, and many others.