Other America

  1. Ron is a veteran of more wars than are in the history books. He’s a student, a teacher, and an outlaw.

    Other America is a short film series traveling across America, choosing the blue highways over national roadways to meet real people instead of reality ones.

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    Director / Cinematographer / Producer: James Coulson
    Editor: Cameron Kelly
    Finishing: Adrian Winter & Jason Farber
    Color Correction: Lenny Mastrandrea
    Music Score Creative Director / Producer: Stephen Dewey
    Music Composers: Gregory Jenkins & Kip Smedley
    Sound Mixer: Collin Blendell

    © 2014 Cogent Films
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  2. Customers of the Voodoo Spiritual Temple seek relief from spells, curses, as well as insight on how to get through this life.

    Other America is a short film series traveling across America, choosing the blue highways over national roadways to meet real people instead of reality ones.

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    Other America
    facebook.com/OtherAmericaFilms

    Director / Cinematographer / Producer: James Coulson
    Editor: Nicole Lana
    Finishing: Jason Farber
    Color Correction: Sal Malfitano
    Music Score Creative Director / Producer: Stephen Dewey
    Music Composers: Kip Smedley & Stephen Dewey
    Sound Mixer: Peter Crimi

    © 2014 Cogent Films
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  3. In the mountains of Lewis County, Washington, a black cat crosses Marty’s path. Do you believe in black magic?

    Other America is a short film series traveling across America, choosing the blue highways over national roadways to meet real people instead of reality ones.

    Other-America.com
    Other America
    facebook.com/OtherAmericaFilms

    Director / Cinematographer / Producer: James Coulson
    Editor: Nicole Lana
    Finishing: Jason Farber
    Color Correction: Lenny Mastrandrea
    Music Score Creative Director / Producer: Stephen Dewey
    Music Composers: Gregory Jenkins & Stephen Dewey
    Sound Mixer: Collin Blendell

    © 2014 Cogent Films
    Cogent-Films.com

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  4. With a high unemployment rate and a decline in tourist spending, Las Vegas - the “Gambling Capital of the World” - has been one of the hardest hit cities by the recession.

    Other America is a short film series traveling across America, choosing the blue highways over national roadways to meet real people instead of reality ones.

    Other-America.com
    Other America
    facebook.com/OtherAmericaFilms

    Director / Cinematographer / Producer: James Coulson
    Editor: Nicole Lana
    Finishing: Jason Farber
    Color Correction: Gene Curley
    Music Score Creative Director / Producer: Stephen Dewey
    Music Composers: Gregory Jenkins & Stephen Dewey
    Sound Mixer: Peter Crimi

    © 2014 Cogent Films
    Cogent-Films.com

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  5. “Culture is where you get your strength.” Olayami is telling the story of Africa in a modern way, regurgitating traditional ideas in Detroit, Michigan.

    Other America is a short film series traveling across America, choosing the blue highways over national roadways to meet real people instead of reality ones.

    Other-America.com
    Other America
    facebook.com/OtherAmericaFilms

    Director / Cinematographer / Producer: James Coulson
    Editor: Eugen Bekafigo
    Finishing: Jason Farber
    Color Correction: Sal Malfitano
    Music Score Creative Director / Producer: Stephen Dewey
    Music Composers: Gregory Jenkins & Stephen Dewey
    Sound Mixer: Collin Blendell

    © 2014 Cogent Films
    Cogent-Films.com

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Other America

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Other America is a bi-weekly series of 12 short films that travel across the country, choosing blue highways over state roadways, local shops over shopping malls, encountering real people over reality personas.

Throughout his youth, UK-born director…


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Other America is a bi-weekly series of 12 short films that travel across the country, choosing blue highways over state roadways, local shops over shopping malls, encountering real people over reality personas.

Throughout his youth, UK-born director James Coulson dreamed of a New York forged in pop culture. Eight years after moving to the Big Apple, James set out on a road trip to delve below the surface image that first drew him to America. Along the side roads, in small towns and areas not featured in guidebooks, Coulson discovered strangers who generously and candidly related their life stories. In exploring America as the “other,” Coulson decided to apply for his US citizenship midway.

Nowhere in the world can you travel across a country of such extremes, both in the environment and its people. In the land of the free and the home of the brave, the series’ journey through America is defined by the promise of liberty.

These stories are Other America.

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