The Project

Michael, Lou, and Albert completed the first phase of principal photography to initiate the production of American Homeplace in Spring of 2013. Katie created a sampler to provide the overall tone and direction the finished film will take. We wanted to see how the new material would fit together with the old film and stills. We hope you will take a moment to have a look.

Watch the sampler


The immersive story telling ethos seen in this sampler will be at the heart of the American Homplace film. Combining Michael's archive of images and characters of northern Mississippi's rural past from 40 years ago with those of our present-day shooting, American Homeplace will provide a vivid contrast of then n’ now.

The American Folklife Center of the United States Library of Congress has recently acquired the entire archive of original footage and related materials thereby enabling our first shoot for American Homeplace. It is with these funds that our first principal photography expedition took place in April of 2013. In the Summer of 2014 we will be returning for more field work centering on the Holly Springs,Chulahoma, and Como area. As we are able to raise additional funding, there will three additional shoots to allow us to tell the entire story of American Homeplace.

Shooting in downtown Mt Olive, Miss.

With Rallph Eubanks in his hometown Mt Olive, Miss.