On Demand Indies are a growing phenomenon; so, there is a huge back catalog of films that will be coming out. And since I just started this blog, I have a lot of ground to cover.
Sometimes, I will in fact highlight films that I like for no other reason than I like them.
Sometimes it will be because it’s interesting and people are talking about it.
Sometimes these films aren’t finished and could use your support to finish getting them made.
Sometimes it will be because I know someone who worked, made, or liked the film. Today is one of these days.
THE TOWN THAT WAS screened at the Carolina Film & Video Festival when I was the co-director. The smaller the festival, the more likely you are to get to know the filmmakers. I like to think I’ve become friends with Chris Perkel a little over the years. And I’ve become more and more saddened by the town of Centralia, PA. This story of a town abandoned due to underground mines set ablaze by a trash fire that still causes smoke to come from the ground while leaving illness to those few who lived there.
Chris has worked on some amazing stuff over the years, but the credit I think most people see is the Pearl Jam 20 documentary. He and his compatriots – Georgie Roland and Melinka Thompson-Godoy – are filmmakers you should keep an eye on in years to come.