- Film made while attending:
- Univeristy of Kansas Undergraduate, Film Studies
- Canon 1DC, Vintage Pentax Prime Lenses
- Software Used:
- Adobe Premiere, Davinci Resolve
- Film was submitted to following Schools:
- NYU Tisch
- Were you Accepted?:
"Somewhere Between Freedom and Protection, Kansas" is about the exodus of young people from rural Kansas communities. In 2011 I took a job as the editor of a small town newspaper, primarily because it seemed like an adventure but hoped it would inform my work as a filmmaker.
In the hundreds of news and features I wrote at the newspaper, I found many were closely tied to young people and a growing sentiment that, once having left, most would never return. I wrote "Somewhere" as a film mediation on one young person and this trend of rural exodus'.
The film is about isolation, loneliness, distance and the weight of family-centered communities on young people. Much of the themes and visual ques in the film stem from my personal experiences and impressions of these communities.
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