A scene from “Super 8 ½”. The film crew introductions. Shot from the point of view of the cheese puffs, utilizing the historic first application of the famous "cheese puff cam."
Amateur filmmaker Otto E. Mezzo discovers rolls of Super-8 film in his freezer, and decides to regroup his old film company to make a new film. The film brings Otto, Pace (his producer/brother), Tal (philosopher/contra-dance caller), Luisa (Otto's wife), Carla (Otto's girlfriend), and their children together to make a documentary of their lives in 2004.
Super 8 ½ is a film about movie making, parents and children, and scenes from our lives. The title is an amalgam of the Super-8 film format and the Fellini film “8 ½.”
Super 8 ½ was shot in Chapel Hill and Cary North Carolina on video and Super-8 film, and was completed in 2004. The actors are friends and family.
Robert Cromartie, Contra, Dance, 8 and a half, S8.5, Douglas Harned, Steve Mahaley, Selena Beckman-Harned, Second Unit Productions, Cromartie, Film Axis, Chapel Hill, Super 8 ½, Super-8