27 Sep Portrait Of My Grandfather
This is a short film I made about my Grandfather several years ago while still in school. My intent was to allow him to tell his own story and interweave that with my own fascinations about Chicago’s south east side where he lived. The area, once a thriving industrial manufacturing center had fallen into decline along with America’s steel production. The file is a terrible digitzation of the original film which was shot entirely on 16mm black and white. I think I’m going to send the original print out for a proper transfer and re-do the sound.
This is the film, though, that really started my fascination with making moving pictures. Sadly my Grandfather passed before I ever got to show him the completed piece.