Directed by filmmaker Dana Romanoff and edited by Rob Finch of Blue Chalk Media, "Noah" tells the story of Noah Patton, a young man from Flint MI who was going down a one-way street backward. With a gun on his hip and always in search of the next lick, he had many enemies and was living on borrowed time.
Flint, Michigan is a city built on the American Dream. With the disappearance of industry, it became impoverished and neglected, and so did its residents. The water crisis is just one more tragedy piled upon a mound of oppression.
But Flint is a city of survivors. And like the phoenix, Noah and his city are rising from the ashes. Noah returned to his deep-rooted faith in God, and with the help of a pastor, he is turning his life around and helping to positively shape the future of his community.
This isn’t a new story, but with talk of ravaged inner cities requiring a single-minded law and order response, it is an important one. In the neighborhoods, flowers are blooming–and by watering and nurturing the good, the gardens will grow.
Dana Romanoff, Director/Producer/Cinematographer
Rob Finch, Editor
Amy Marquis, Co-Producer
Chip Sloan, Digital One, Sound Design
Caroline Cairlin, Production Assistant
Madeline Lear, Assistant Editor
Jesse Crowell, Graphics
Patrick Dowdle, Grip
Steve VanMaele, Grip
Anastasius Brown, Archival Footage