Category Archives: Introductions
Katy and I had the chance to interview the two brothers who were the masterminds behind the Community Harvest film (9 min 30 sec). It’s a local film about a community that started a garden in Columbia Heights.
Trailer Found Here: http://wn.com/Lance_Kramer
I had to start with Doc & a Drink’s most notable question…
Q: If you had to match your film with a “drink” what would it be?
A: Stone Soup. They weren’t sure if that would be an acceptable answer but, it was… It was the meal served at the opening of the local garden highlighted in the film. For those who don’t know – stone soup is made in a giant “cauldron”. You throw in all kinds of vegetables like carrots and onions with broth and simmer. In this case the vegetables were all locally grown.
Since they DID serve the soup in mugs – I think it counts as a “drink”.
Q: So – how did you break up the “work”?
A: Both brothers looked at each other and made it clear that they split up the work – sometimes Lance filmed and sometimes it was Brandon. They both directed the film but, neither edited. That credit goes to Cameron King. He actually had 2 films in the “Our City Film Festival”.
Can’t get enough of the brothers?
Find out more on their website: http://meridianhillpictures.com/index.php/about
Or check out the local art center where they both volunteer: http://www.sitarartscenter.org/faculty-list-digital-arts
5 out of 5 Cheers
—- Becky Beamer
The idea behind this site is simple. The authors are Katy Jones and Becky Beamer – and we like documentaries. We like talking about them, we like thinking about them, and we like talking to other people about them. We are documentary filmmakers ourselves and longtime colleagues and while we are good friends, we rarely agree on much. When we get together we inevitably talk about docs and working on docs and thoroughly enjoy disagreeing over a beer. So we decided to blog about it. Each week, one of us reviews a documentary and a drink – and each week, the other gets to comment on it. And we invite you to comment as well. Have you seen the film? Do you want to? Do you like/hate that beer we recommended? Would you rather watch kung fu movies? Do you have a recommendation? We’ll delete anything profane, you know, cause it’s our blog like that, but otherwise, we like a good discussion!