"Appalachian Squall" is a prohibition-era cautionary tale about love, pain, and alcoholism. This piece utilizes old archival & new film footage projections, original music, live performance, and the heartbeat of Appalachian culture - (live) traditional mountain music, to create a black and white theatre/silent film experience. Although I am not from the mountains, I feel connected and inspired by the grit of mountain life, the strength of mountain folk, and the stories and ballads of mountain music whose sometimes festive, sometimes harrowing melodies and themes capture the romance and anguish of love and alcoholism.


Produced, created & directed by Shira Abergel

Featuring: Shira Abergel & Jameson Hammond
Written by: Shira Abergel
Original Music composed by: Shira Abergel & Avocado Estate
Music Performed by: Avocado Estate: Geoffrey Saunders (banjo, vocals), Joy Adams (cello, vocals), James Schlender (fiddle, vocals) avocadoestate.bandcamp.com/
Story Conceived by: Sterling Rook and Shira Abergel
Directed by: Shira Abergel
Film Director: Shira Abergel & Shaun Wright
Film Editor: Shaun Wright - AttackedByALion.com
Costume Design: Shira Abergel
Set Design: Shira Abergel and Laura Levene
Props: Shira Abergel and Shaun Wright
Carpenters: Shaun Wright, Sterling Rook, Laura Levene, Shira Abergel
Creative Consultants: Sterling Rook, Shaun Wright
Camera's for Promo Video: Lydia Bittner-Baird - lydiabittnerbaird.virb.com

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