24 March 2014

‘Hollow’ is an interactive documentary and community participatory project that examines the issues of shrinking in rural North America through the eyes and voices of those living in McDowell County, West Virginia. ‘Hollow’ combines video portraits, data visualizations, photography, soundscapes, community-generated content and grassroots mapping to bring these stories to life through an online experience.

Producer, director, cinematographer: Elaine McMillion Sheldon
Architecture and design: Jeff Soyk
Technical director and senior developer: Robert Hall
Interactive developer: Russell Goldenberg
Story editors: Sarah Ginsburg, Kerrin Sheldon, Elaine McMillion
Associate producer: Tricia Fulks
Sound design and editor: Billy Wirasnik
Original music: Lee Strauss and Billy Wirasnik

Organization: Requisite Media


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Elaine McMillion Sheldon
Elaine McMillion Sheldon is a documentary storyteller, visual journalist and one of Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 New Faces of Independent Film. Sheldon’s work has been featured at the New York Film Festival, IFP Conference, Camden International Film Festival, StoryCode NYC and in The Huffington Post, Los Angeles Times, The Atlantic, Filmmaker magazine and PBS MediaShift.

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