2014 Digital Storytelling Contest, Interactive Documentary, 3rd prize


‘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.

Production team

    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