Don’t Cry For Me, the second in a series of multi-media works entitled THIS IS US, looks at the lives of three Americans with working-class origins and careers in the performing and dramatic arts.
Each section of the project begins with documentary interviews, followed by an interim songwriting period. The subject then appears in a staged landscape with supporting characters, performing crewmembers, rough props and effects—video records the slow construction of a mythical portrait tracked to a song inspired by the interview.
The subject for the first section, Janie Geiser, filmmaker/theater artist, is interviewed in her Los Angeles studio trailer, and then featured in a performance in the landscape of the Santa Monica Mountains.
|despondent musician||Elizabeth Cairns|
|camera woman||Katie Wincor|
|sound guy||Robert Cairns|
|INTO THE GROUND|
|written by Patricia Thornley, produced by Austin Hughes|