A short documentary by Los Angeles-based filmmaker Andrew Litten. Featuring his hometown of Atlanta, Georgia, “Atlanta From the Ashes” is a celebration of the city’s resiliency that touches on struggles from the civil rights movement to the current issues of gentrification, and includes preserved imagery of the SCLC, Julian Bond, MLK, John Wesley Dobbs and more. As Litten shared with us:

“I was able to interview a lot of incredible people in the city, but the most rewarding was to work directly with Emory University to pull from their archives to tell this story.”

Directed by Andrew Litten
Cinematography by Kristian Zuniga
Original Music by Omar Ferrer

Executive Producer: David Kwon Kim
Producer: Brandon Smith
Content Producer: David Gutlay
Field Producers: Camille Pendley, Dylan Harrington

1st AC: Daniel Guadalupe
2nd AC: Austin English
2nd Unit DP: Edward Martinez
Steadicam Operators: Richard Volsky, Tim Yoder
Sound Operators: Richard Adams, Lou Rosado
Production Assistants: Meliz Yilmaz, Malachi Lee, Daniel Camacho

Editors: Dillon Hayes, Andrew Litten
Sound Design/Mix: Richard Adams
Colorist: David Torcivia

Agency: BFG Communications
Production Company: Tre Native

Thank you to Voyager, Laura Reese, Georgia Mardeson, Jessie Danvile, Phyllis McElroy, Bryan Bazarte, Emory University, South Atlanta High School, ATL Bike Life, The Sound Table, Sixpitch, CIS Atlanta, Full Frame, Commander, Fotokem, Cinelicious, Nirvana Kelly, Saira Raza, Ciji Tatum, Phylencia Taylor, Barry Reynolds, Hayden Bullard, Marvin Siclait, Andrew Murrell, John Manfredi, Tommy Betancourt, ABV Gallery, Nate Frost, Brandon English, Michael Kusumadjaja, Nate Shuls, John Paul, Dustin Chambers and The Wonderful People of Atlanta.

 

 

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