DIRECTED by: Travis Wood
A short first person documentary about a man’s connection to Nostrand Ave.
What was a unique challenge you faced in making this film?
Where did the inspiration for this film come from?
Crown heights is one of the most vibrant neighborhoods in Brooklyn, that is currently getting gentrified, so I wanted to document its current state as it’s in transition.
Who are your top influences?
I’ve recently become a big fan of Caveh Zahedi. His work is all about the truth, so with this project I was inspired a lot to find the humor in everyday truths. Also a Minneapolis filmmaker, Dan S., he does a lot of lo-fi projects. His work inspired the voice over in this piece.
What do you hope people take away from this film?
I hope everyone gets a laugh out of the film but overall I’d like to start a conversation about gentrification.
What’s your personal takeaway from this production?
Just shoot it. This project helped me a lot in just making one thing which has spiraled into making more things!