The majority of this film was shot in West Virginia during the July and August of 2010. Jordan Freeman was the main camera person. Danyel Ferrari was our sound person. Danyel and Annie Sprinkle also shot photographic stills. Annie Sprinkle directed several of the scenes in the movie.
We began with this shooting plan:
(Work in progress—all is subject to change.)
Beth interviewed in places where she grew up.
Beth at Marathon x
Marathon Coal Bit Machine Shop x
Gauley Mountain Area
Morning and Evening
Walk to mining area (ask father Crist how to get there)
View from Hawks Nest Park x
Hawks Nest Country Club x
Sarah and Sage x
MTR Mining in Action
Coal Trains (One at 8:30 at Glen Ferris)
Exhibition Mine (Visual History of mining) x
Bumper Stickers x
Ghost Towns—Lindy Town, Longacre x
Sickers on Doors x
Tour a coal production plant/ factory
Reverend Billy x
Activists in action x
Sexecological walking tour in Ohio.
Gay rights gathering in Charleston. x
Interviews(Email them to set up)
Larry Gibson x
Rev Billy x
Tree Climbing teacher x
Stray Dog x
Paul Corbit Brown x
Joda’s father in law on Soil
Cindy x and Rick x
Paige Dalporto (Singing at Cemetery)x
Keith Spangler x Interview Questions
Who are you?
What is your relationship to the mountains?
What is your relationship to coal and coal culture/history?