“The American City”

by Ryan Whittier on April 1, 2016, no comments


Ryan created the score for this short film “The American City” written & directed by Matthew James Thompson, which was selected as a Vimeo Staff Pick.  Here’s what Thompson says about the film:  “I’ve always been inspired by the Depression Era photography of Walker Evans and his portrayal of a changing America. Today many American cities are in a similar stage of transition and I was struck by how different the landscapes must have looked just a few years ago. As the trees and plants grow up from the crumbling foundations it’s as if they’re being swallowed back up by the Earth.”

Production Company: North of New York [northofnewyork.com]
Written by: Adam Cote & Matthew James Thompson
Produced by: William Crouse
Directed by: Matthew James Thompson [matthewjamesthompson.com]
Director of Photography: Mikey Van Buren [mikeyvanbeuren.com]
Starring: Jonathan West
Editor: Cory Zapatka
Color: Carlos Flores [carlosfloresfilms.com]
Music: Ryan Whittier [ryanwhittier.com]
Sound Design: Josh Wilson
Archival Footage: The Prelinger Archives