Other America

  1. If you’re East or West of Rock Creek Park you’ll find a clear racial and economic divide in the population of Washington, DC.

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

    © 2014 Cogent Films
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  2. Kevin Llewellyn said “Fuck It” to art school and moved to California. He’s worked on films, in videogames, but his true passion is oil paint and the human figure.

    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
    Color Correction: Gene Curley
    Music Score Creative Director / Producer: Stephen Dewey
    Music Composers: Kip Smedley & Stephen Dewey
    Sound Mixer: Mark Ledwich

    © 2014 Cogent Films
    Cogent-Films.com

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  3. The residents of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina are struggling with the loss of revenue brought on by the closure of the island’s beaches to protect local wildlife.

    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
    Color Correction: Lenny Mastrandrea
    Music Score Creative Director / Producer: Stephen Dewey
    Music Composers: Kip Smedley & Stephen Dewey
    Sound Mixer: Mark Ledwich

    © 2014 Cogent Films
    Cogent-Films.com

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  4. In the shadow of America's iconic Mount Rushmore, remnants of the Lakota deal with the realities of life on the Rosebud Reservation.

    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: 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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  5. Rodolfo Rubio was born in Mexico, but doesn’t consider himself a Mexican. An American citizen living in El Paso, Texas, Rodolfo has converted an old gas station into a modern-day blacksmith shop.

    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
    Color Correction: Lenny Mastrandrea
    Music Score Creative Director / Producer: Stephen Dewey
    Music Composers: Kip Smedley & Stephen Dewey
    Sound Mixer: Mark Ledwich

    © 2014 Cogent Films
    Cogent-Films.com

    # vimeo.com/112412176 Uploaded

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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