Bloodrain: When tornados manifest in places with red clay soil, water sometimes mixes with the rusty dirt resulting in a phenomenon called “blood rain”. The iron oxide that makes the soil red is the same element that colors our blood. The inside/out of that strange weather inspired this video in which birds take on the appearance of blood cells and lightning looks like veins.
Poor Audrey: A short, editorial biography of Hank Williams, using his life to explore perceptions of addiction and its impact on the people closest to it. This is an experimental take on the Ken Burns style documentary, which uses archival images and voice over to analyze and reconstruct history.
Paradise: In September of 2006, a man walked into a one room school house full of young Amish children in rural Pensylvania, sent all the boys and teachers out of the building, barricaded the doors and eventually shot the little girls, seven of whom died. In the aftermath of the shooting, the Amish community responded with extraordinary forgiveness and grace. This video attempts, through secular eyes, to make sense of their ability to react with such generosity.
Lydia Moyer – Covesville Virginia