PETEY & GINGER - A TESTAMENT TO THE AWESOMENESS OF MANKIND
When the global economy collapses the only true victors are those that weren't invited to the boom. Petey plays in a band and works in a pornography warehouse, packing and shipping sex paraphernalia to customers all over the world.
Ginger works the late night shift in a bar as a fortune-teller to those who have been hit hard by the financial crisis.
Living on opposite coasts of America and both friends of the filmmaker, both their stories begin with their respective escapes from difficult childhoods.
The film weaves voices and images, seeking to reveal how in-between people are hanging on in today's America, desiring and dreaming in a no-man's-land, but now adapted to the lack of hope.
"Petey & Ginger" is a personal take on individual crisis vs. collective crisis, and what happens when the two overlap. In their narrative, we experience a broken culture exposing a wasteland of shattered economic dreams and unfulfilled social promises; a reality that only music and friendship float freely above.
A film by Ada Bligaard Søby
With Ginger Partington & Petey Dammit
With music by Thee Oh Sees, Lee “Scratch” Perry & The Upsetters, The Mallard, Dan Higgs, The Sandwitches, Tim Cohen, OCS, Tres Ferocious, Coachwhips & Hannah and Andrew D’arezzo Vogan.
Producer Morten Kjems Juhl, Co-producer Anna Byvald, Associate producer Frank Mauceri, Consulting producer Daniel J. Chalfen, Executive producers
Morten Revsgaard Frederiksen, Peter Hyldahl, Frank Mauceri, Charlotte Munch Bengtsen & Ada Bligaard Søby, Co-executive producer Jim Butterworth,
Photographer Adam Nilsson, Editor Charlotte Munch Bengtsen & Sound Designer Roar Skau Olsen.
Produced by Beofilm in association with co-produced by Silverosa Film, Smog Veil Films, Naked Edge Films & Film I Skåne. Supported by Danish Film Institute, Swedish Film Institute, Nordisk Film & TV Fond, DR, SVT & NRK