Filmmaker Kristen Nutile uses this documentary as a personal catharsis through which she meditates, reflectively, on the passing of her father from 17 years earlier. The picture then springboards from those personal events into deeper and more universalized meditations on death and grief. To create the work, Nutile intercuts Super 8 home movies, still photos, audio extracts, newly conducted interviews and newly-shot film footage.
Kristen Nutile is a documentary editor and filmmaker based in New York City. She has edited films for Human Rights Watch and Maysles Films Inc., and her work has appeared on Showtime. She has also worked on numerous documentary films including Miss America and Seabiscuit for The American Experience (PBS). In addition, Kristen has produced and directed six documentary shorts, which have played both nationally and internationally. She holds Master’s degrees in both Documentary Film and Video from Stanford University, and Biology from San Francisco State University.
2006, 19', color, video
Soft Spoken Films