‘Keep the Home Fires Burning’ is a short autobiographical 16mm film (blown up to 35mm) about duty and loss, as seen in the home movies of a once military family. Focusing on fathers and sons, the filmmaker mixes the voices and imagery of three generations to illuminate the effects of war on veterans and their children. This film was completed without digital techniques. It utilizes a now obsolete analog motion picture photographic method (optical printer) and laboratory printing techniques, to enlarge and layer with added color EFX, old super 8mm home movies and hand scratched 35mm print. This film was completed before the advent of high-quality video and ubiquitous smart phone cameras. Music was composed and recorded for the film by Ryan O'Toole. All Rights Reserved, © 2008 Ryan O'Toole
Grand Father (speaking to Uncle) speaking about Great Grandfather (recorded 1970, cassette)
Uncles speaking about Grand Father (recorded 2007)
Children asking Uncles about Grand Father (recorded 2007)
Shot on regular 16mm
Sound recorded digitally for mono 16mm
Blow up to 35mm + Stereo optical audio print available
Filmmaker now focused on music. filmpoet.com leads you to AMATEURBLONDEMUSIC.com, the filmmakers band page.