Project of the Day: ’94 Elements’ Short Film about the Last Kodachrome Processer

Project of the Day: '94 Elements' Short Film about the Last Kodachrome Processer

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Dwayne’s Last Photo”

Tweetable Logline:

DWAYNE’S PHOTO tells the unlikely story of how a family run lab in
Parsons, Kansas, became the last place on earth to process Kodachrome.
 

Elevator Pitch:

DWAYNE’S PHOTO is a documentary portrait of Dwayne Steinle, the founder
of Dwayne’s Photo in Parsons, Kansas. In this short film, we discover
how his family-run lab in the middle of the American heartland came to
develop the last treasured rolls of Kodachrome – one of the most popular
and beloved color films ever made.

Dwayne’s story is part of the 94 ELEMENTS project, a global cross-media
storytelling project about the 94 naturally occurring elements in the
periodic table. Dwayne gives us a human story behind the element of
Silver.
 

Production Team:

Producer / Director – Sarah George made her directorial debut with
CATCHING OUT – a documentary about trainhopping and living free. After
premiering at the Seattle International Film Festival in 2002, the
feature-length documentary has entertained audiences at over 50
theatrical venues including a week run at Film Forum in New York City.
CATCHING OUT aired on the Sundance Channel and Microcinema International
released the DVD in June 2008.

Director of Photography – Siniša Kukić is a cinematographer and
experimental filmmaker. His film Pump, screened on KQED’s Truly CA
series and is rated the sixth greatest super 8 film of all time by
Super8.org.

Editor – Cheree Dillon is a New York City-based, documentary film and
television editor. Her recent documentary work includes the features
Surviving Amina and Off and Running.

About the Production:

“I was a huge fan of the 94 Elements cross-media project before I
was struck by the idea to tell the story of Silver through the medium of
film. I love Dwayne’s story and I’m thrilled to have one last chance to
shoot on film and embrace it’s analog awesomeness.” — Sarah George

Current Status:

In production.
 

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Comments

Deborah A.

Yes! A thousand times yes!
And bring back Kodachrome.

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