"This Is Saint Louis" PSAs (16mm Film)
eleven (11) 30-second public service announcements (PSAs)
2002 (12 weeks)
one-man production machine
co-producer, director, cinematographer, editor, sound designer, composer
16mm film, transferred to BetaSP video, edited on Avid Media Composer
Riverfront Times Best Television PSAs of 2002
St. Louis Addy Certificate
Network and cable television, St. Louis International Film Festival ‘02, St. Louis First Night ‘04
Frustrated by the generic marketing message that the St. Louis business commission was perpetuating about my city, I decided to take matters into my own hands and create a different kind of message. A message about the real st. louis -- the hipster dive bars, the underground art scene, the natural beauty, and life "north of Delmar", considered the racial divide of the city.
I teamed up with man-about-town Steven Fitzpatrick Smith and we crafted a proposal for funding through a grass-roots organization called Metropolis.
Steve did marketing and I did pretty much everything else -- location scouting, filming, editing, music scouting, scoring, composing, editing, titles, etc.