S.MÉJEAN-PINNEY

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STILL HERE; Personal Feature Documentary

Flat Daddies function at the intersection of what can be imaged and imagined. For children and their families the imaged “reinforcement” is meant to provide a seamless visual transition between the endpoints of deployment.
The life-sized portraits become flattened bodies turning fathers from images into objects of affection. The image-memory is held in place but when everyday life comes to a standstill how does one picture the tensions and fears that surface when talking about death, loss or desperate times?
Cut out and pasted onto a familiar backdrop of the American home: Flat Daddy is no longer merely a sign, nor is it simply a fleshed out incarnation of one who is missing; Rather, it is suspended in between, deployed in a fractured state. The personification of war itself breathes with its own ubiquitous imagination, coloring with unfamiliar lines an altogether different picture.

Still Here NTSC/Color
Documentary
74minutes
Shining Sea Productions LLC
Copyright 2009

LOCATIONS FILMED
ALABAMA
Kelly, Alex and Lake Black
ARKANSAS
Ginny Adams
CALIFORNIA
Sherri, Mike and Shane Hutton
Michael and Michael-Alexander Little
Pat and Ken Schurman
Derek Fly
Virginia, Nicci, Sandra and Ryley Tallman
COLORADO
Jessica, Faith and Tyler Lundstrom
Sally and Cassandra Webster
Elaine Dumler
CONNECTICUT
Sandra, Louisa and Lucas Pearl
GEORGIA
Alaina and Savannah McDonald
KENTUCKY
Tammie, David and Michael Henderson
Marcella Gibson
LOUISIANA
Kathy and Sterlin Tatum
MAINE
Barbara Claudel
MICHIGAN
Nicole, Samantha, Ryan and Alyson Cadotte
MINNESOTA
Laura and Emma Cloose
Stacey, Lukas, Morgan, Ethan and Adam Bielke
MISSISSIPPI
Adrian, Ranae, Taylor, Gracie and Haley Caldwell
Calvin and Rakeshei Robinson
Samantha Wade
Holly, Madeline and Taylor Boyd
Miranda and Drew Goddard
Connie, Cailee Beth and Cora Yeilding
NORTH DAKOTA
Cindy Sorenson and Sarah Bruschwein
NEW JERSEY
Rhonda, Caroline, Trisha and Haley Dring
OHIO/SFC GRAPHICS
Eric Crockett
Gretchen Roundtree
Ryan Straube
Thomas Clark
Ryan Hertzfeld
TEXAS
Tammie, Luke and Cole Warren
Ashley and Logan Klein
Carey, Jacob, Rebekah, Stephen, Abigail
and Daniel Quick
UTAH
Amaria, Creighton, Logan, Cassidy and McCall Scovil
VERMONT
Elizabeth, Oliver, Abigail and Ethan Roy
WASHINGTON
Allison, Ethan and Esther Buckholtz
Theresa and Kaitlyn Chelberg

CREDIT: Producer, Director, Cinematography, Editor