NM / AZ - 12
A short docu-portrait of a family roadtrip across the Southwestern United States.
3 minutes, 50 seconds
16mm, b&w and color
A portrait by Neil Howard Butler of a western roadtrip with his family
Music composed and performed by Io Perry
Color by Meg Weck
Images originated on Kodak 7222 and 7207 16mm film stock
Special Thanks to Kyle Provencio Reingold and Spectra Film & Video
A Hubcap House Production in association with The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens
Another short portrait demo shot by me for the 16mm class that Ghetto Film School teaches in partnership with The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens. The main impetus for this one was the Bolex I had acquired in 2023 and my desire to take it for a spin and put it through its paces.
My family took the week of Thanksgiving to drive from our home in Los Angeles to Santa Fe, New Mexico and back again with various stops along the way. I didn't have much of a concept for this one; was really just shooting from the hip. It wasn't until I got the footage back that I honed in on the idea of making a film about what it's like to be on a long car trip when you're a kid.