Friday, July 19, 2019

2019 Wisconsin's Own Films: Grandpa's Getaways

Grandpa's Getaways by Kristin Holodak
Milwaukee (Milwaukee Premiere)

Running Time: 13 minutes
Screening Time: Friday, Sept 6th 6:45pm

A story of love and memory. Will has always been the hero of his own stories in spite of the fact that no one believes him. How much of it is true? And how much does it really matter?

Director's Bio:

Kristin Holodak has been drawn to image making ever since she was a child and begged her dad to let her hold the family camera while on vacation and then snuck a picture after being explicitly told not to touch any of the buttons. After completing an MFA in film production, she is now an assistant professor in digital media at Marquette University, helping the next generation find their voices as filmmakers.

Director's Statement:

I first started writing this story after driving down a two lane, no passing highway where the speed limit is 50, most people do 70, and someone two cars ahead of me was doing 25. When I finally got a chance to pass I saw a 1970s wood panel station wagon with a plastic taxi sign stuck to the top being driven by a really old guy hunched behind the wheel with an equally aged gal in the passenger seat. And I thought, Grandpa in his getaway taxi, where are they coming from and where are they going? So I gave them a story and here it is.

No comments:

Post a Comment