A few months ago, Jacob Carter approached us about a video project that he was doing with Will Fortanbary: “We are going to take a trip through the South, and find all the quirkiest stuff about different states. I think the project will be called ‘Southern Routes.’”
That sounded interesting, and then he told me their schedule. They are planning to visit 10 cities in 10 days. In each city, they’ll take video of the culture, food, and strange nooks that make the place unique. Then they’ll put their wizard-like editing skills into creating some beautiful short films.
Cities: Columbia –> Atlanta –> Mobile –>Montgomery –> Jackson –> New Orleans –> Baton Rouge –> Houston –> Corpus Christi –> Alamo.
The films will focus on different aspects of culture, like food, people, and the stories that surround the city. For example, a big part of Columbia’s culture centers around Barbecue. I love that part of our culture…
From the Kickstarter:
Food is awesome. Who doesn’t love a hot corn on the cob, or some peach cobbler at a family reunion? Food is different all over the south, and we’re going to photograph and video every meal we have. That’s about 30 meals, each unique to the location and culture we experience. We’re excited for some gumbo in Baton Rouge, and some fried steak in Houston.”
This short film will connect all of the food into one beautiful montage.
How can I get involved?
To fund their journey, they are raising money via Kickstarter and need your help to make it happen. Why would you want to give? One of the coolest ways to be a part of the Garnet Life is to support artists who do projects like this. By giving a few dollars, you can be a small part of making some awesome art.
Any donation gets access to the Backer’s Launch Party. So what are you waiting for?
When will it launch?
The team will be traveling to film in the early part of the summer, and then will launch as school starts in the fall. These things take a long time!
We’re so excited to see what these guys come up with. I think it’s going to be a pretty cool project.