1. In this first installment of a new series for North Carolina Public Television, GrammyAward-winner David Holt visits and performs with modern masters of traditional music in the Southern mountains.

    More information about this production is available at DavidHoltTV.org

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  2. "Saving the Hansen House" gives a new meaning to "Restoration comedy." This is the story of Bob Hansen, a college professor from Minnesota who buys a dilapidated 18th-century farmhouse in the Moravian settlement of Bethania, NC. Originally he plans to just restore it and then maybe sell it and move on. But the house turns out to be something special, and the town is even more special. Before he knows it, he is putting down roots.

    The one-hour documentary chronicles the unique challenges and rewards of saving a 250-year-old house.

    For their first hour-long documentary, director Deni McIntyre and cinematographer Will McIntyre gathered material over the course of three years. After a career traveling the world photographing and filming in more than seventy countries, it was a welcome change to have a project located five minutes from their home in northwestern Winston-Salem, NC.

    In the course of filming, the McIntyres had to cope with all the challenges of a construction site: mud, snow and ice in winter; lack of installed electricity for lights; sawdust, brick dust, plaster dust, and the constant noise of hammers, saws, and drills that had to be re-engineered in post production so as not to give viewers a headache! Fortunately, Bob Hansen was a good interview subject with a wry sense of humor and a willingness to confide all his doubts and enthusiasms— as well as his cash outlays— to the camera. In addition, the citizens of Bethania proved as colorful as characters out of Southern fiction, and their enthusiasm and opinions about the house made their way into the film.

    "Saving the Hansen House" was captured on a Panasonic HVX 200 with additional footage from a RED One camera. Music for the soundtrack was composed by Emmy-nominated Marshall Crutcher of San Francisco (a graduate of UNCSA) and by six-time Grammy Award winner David Holt of Asheville. Music was performed by David Holt, Will McIntyre, and Marshall Crutcher.

    UNC-TV first broadcast "Saving the Hansen House" in October of 2011. The broadcast was sponsored in part by Computer Tree and by Kilpatrick Design of Winston-Salem.

    For more information, contact Will McIntyre:
    Will & Deni Media Inc.
    77 Bear Rock Road
    Hendersonville, NC 28739.
    e-mail: macfoto@macfoto.com.
    website for the film: hansenhousefilm.com
    company website: macfoto.com

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