A brief "making of" short - shot in the days before, and the night of, the "Trash Project" performance.
This Behind-The-Scenes video was produced and directed by Andrew Miller and shot by Ben Powell.
Crew for filming the production included:
Diane Weidenkopf Production Coordinator
Deborah Eve Lewis “Alli”-cam
Steve Mims dolly cam
Amy Bench scaffold center
Tim Tsai scaffold right
Jessica Gardner scaffold left
Travis Benn rover one
Roy Rutnagamalug “aerial” camera
JeeHyun Dong performer camera
Kim Hall performer camera
Keith Wilson performer camera
Ben Powell DSLR DP
Andrew Miller DSLR sound
Steve Degennaro production mixer
Karlo Montaño “Alli”-cam sound
Patrick Wylie sound assistant
Rogelio Salinas data wrangler
Tomas Werner data assistant
Jaime Cano data assistant
Ed Radtke key grip
Drew Xanthopoulos dolly grip
Hammad Rizvi grip best boy
Patrick William Smith gaffer best boy
Leah Ross stills photographer
Nicole Licea production assistant
Newly re-mastered video!
Award-winning fiction film from Andrew Garrison. A one-hour combination of three short films adapted from "Kinfolks," the book of short stories by Kentucky Poet Laureate, Gurney Norman, about a boy growing into manhood in Eastern Kentucky in the 1960's. trt 56:00 Premiere: SXSW 2000
The first two pieces of this triptych, FAT MONROE and NIGHT RIDE, were broadcast on PBS and played in festivals worldwide, as separate films. The third piece, MAXINE was completed and the three films were put together and broadcast on PBS as "The Wilgus Stories."
Directed by Andrew Garrison. Starring Ned Beatty, William Johnson, Frank Hoyt Taylor, Robin Mullins, and Christopher Berry
Full details available here: imdb.com/title/tt0275791/
Newly Re-Mastered Visuals!
A documentary about photographs made by children in the mountains of Eastern Kentucky and their award-winning teacher, photographer Wendy Ewald. Haunting, imaginative, deeply insightful inside view at a childhood in the mountains, made before cell phones and digital photography. Ewald went on to receive a MacArthur "Genius Award" for her work as a photographer and a teacher. A "slide/tape" project using stills and mixed audio track, by director, Andrew Garrison.
THE WILGUS STORIES is a one-hour program made of three short films about moments in the life of WIlgus Collier, a boy growing into a gentle man in the mountains in Kentucky. The stories are adapted from the work of Gurney Norman, the former Poet Laureate of Kentucky, that appeared as short stories in his book, "Kinfolks."
The first two films of the group, FAT MONROE and NIGHT RIDE, were each released separately in the festival circuit and broadcast on PBS. FAT MONROE, starring Academy Award nominated actor, Ned Beatty, premiered at the New York Film Festival and was described by Vincent Canby of "The New York Times," as, "...a pint-sized classic." The second film, NIGHT RIDE, premiered at Sundance and won a prestigious "Pardo di Domani" award at the Locarno Film Festival. As THE WILGUS STORIES, the entire film premiered at SXSW.
Official Website: trashdancemovie.com
America Reframed's encore broadcast August 30, 8:00 p.m. Eastern (check local listings)
Sometimes inspiration is found in the most unlikely places. Choreographer Allison Orr finds beauty and grace in garbage trucks, and in the unseen men and women who pick up our trash. Filmmaker Andrew Garrison follows Orr as she joins sanitation workers in Austin, Texas, on their daily routes to listen, learn, and ultimately to convince them to collaborate in an extraordinary spectacle. On an abandoned airport runway, two dozen trash collectors and their trucks deliver a stunning, emotional performance—for one night only—before an audience of thousands, who come to see how in the world a garbage truck can "dance."