The Great American Home Movie is looking for your videos of mid century life (1940’s-1970’s)in America. Do you have some old home movies that you would like to share with others?
Decades before HD digital, cell phone cameras and Youtube, Americans recorded events using film. Home movies were popular with Americans in the later half of the century and many families still have those old movies tucked away… in basements, garages, attics, or at home.
The Great American home movie is calling on people to share thier home movies with others and are putting together a documentary that is editing those clips together to paint a picture of Americana spanning from the 1940’s to 1970’s.
Home Video Studio will be holding open casting calls for people who would like their videos used in the project and will be holding events in various Home Video Studio locations.
is looking for Alaskans to share their home movies from 1946 to 1976, during their open casting call in Oct.
WHO: You! We are looking for people who would like to be interviewed about what American life was like during the 1940’s, 50’s, 60’s and the 1970’s.
WHAT: Casting Call for The Great American Home Movie – a feature length documentary that explores American life from the perspective of people’s home movies from 1946 to 1976 – the Golden Age of Home Movies!
Events are scheduled for Anchorage Alaska and Raleigh next month and anyone wishing to dig up those movies and participate in the project is welcome to attend.
In Anchorage, movies can be brought to The Home Video Studio on October 19, 2013 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Here is the casting call for Raleigh:
The Great American Home Movie, a feature length documentary, is holding an Open Casting Call on Saturday October 19th, 2013.
WHEN: Saturday, October 19, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
WHERE: Home Video Studio, 1215 Poplar Ave, Garner, NC, 275 2 9
WHY: We are searching for people who lived in the United States between 1946 and 1976 and who are at least 40 years of age. A vital part of The Great American Home Movie will be interviews with Americans who lived during this time – the Golden Age of Home Movies. We are especially interested in people who took home movies and/or 35mm slides or were the subject of those movies and pictures. If you remember Mom and Dad getting out the movie camera (or you were Mom and Dad) then want to hear from you!
The Great American Home Movie will highlight America’s “Coming of Age” period. We want to hear about your experiences during this time: the Cold War, the Korean Conflict, the birth of Television and Rock ‘n Roll, Camelot, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Civil Rights Movement, the British Invasion, Vietnam, the Summer of Love, Woodstock, the Moon Landing, Watergate, computers and the birth of Apple and Microsoft.
The Great American Home Movie has a universal impact and is like no other documentary ever produced. American families tell their own stories – their hopes, desires, and most special moments. It’s America in Red, White and You!