Pam Falkenberg and Jack Cochran's experimental filmpoem about the suspicious death of an investigative reporter working on politically sensitive stories who died in a car crash a few blocks from the poet’s house in LA. This is one of a series of twitter poems (poems that are constrained by the 140 character limit of Twitter and untimately posted to Outlier Moving Pictures' @cinetweetpoem Twitter page and instagram.com/outliertweetpoems).

  • Pam Falkenberg and Jack Cochran
    The Cost of Living, The Eternal Footman, The Bloom, The Nat King Cole Post Office
  • Jack Cochran
  • Pamela Falkenberg
  • Jack Cochran
  • Jack Cochran
    Editing and sound design
  • Pamela Falkenberg
    Cinematography and graphic design
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Experimental, Short
  • Runtime:
    2 minutes 14 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 17, 2016
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Shooting Format:
    2K and 4K HD video
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  • Student Project:
  • Avalonia III Film Festival
    West Kingston, RI
    United States
    December 7, 2018
    North American Premiere
    Best ThoughtCrime 180
Director Biography - Pam Falkenberg and Jack Cochran

Jack's bio:
Jack is an independent filmmaker who has produced, directed, or shot a variety of experimental and personal projects. As a DP he has extensive experience shooting commercials, independent features, and documentaries. His varied commercial client list includes BMW, Ford, Nissan, Fujifilm, Iomega, Corum Watches, and Forte Hotels. His features and documentaries have shown at the Sundance, Raindance, Teluride, Tribeca, Edinburgh, Chicago, Houston, and Taos film Festivals, winning several honors. His commercials and documentaries have won Silver Lions from Cannes, a BAFTA (British Academy Award), Peabody Awards, and Cable Aces. Jack was trained at the University of Iowa Creative Writers Workshop as well as the University of Iowa film studies program. Some notable credits: Director of Photography on Brian Griffin's Claustrofoamia, Cinematography for Antony Thomas’ Tank Man, Director/Cinematographer of Vientonocturno, and Cinematographer of Ramin Niami’s feature film Paris.

Pam's bio:
Pam is an independent filmmaker who received her PhD from the University of Iowa and taught at Northern Illinois University, St.Mary's College, and the University of Notre Dame. She directed the largest student film society in the US while she was at the University of Iowa, and also ran films series for the Snite Museum of Art in South Bend, IN. Her experimental film with Dan Curry, Open Territory, received an individual filmmaker grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as grants from the Center for New Television and the Indiana Arts Council. OT was screened at numerous film festivals, including the AFI Video Festival, and was nominated for a regional Emmy. Her other films include museum installations, scholarly/academic hybrid works shown at film conferences, and a documentary commissioned by the Peace Institute at the University of Notre Dame.

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Director Statement

Jack Cochran and Pam Falkenberg are making personal films together again under the name Outlier Moving Pictures. They hope their new films will be worthy of the name -- avoiding the usual patterns and approaching their subject matter from the margins (which sounds better than saying that as filmmakers they're oddballs and cranks). Pam and Jack met in graduate school and made films together when they were young. Jack went on to become a professional cinematographer working out of LA and London, while Pam stayed in the Midwest, where she was a college professor and independent filmmaker before dropping out to work in visual display. Their first film together, "The Cost of Living," based on some of Jack's short poems, has screened at several festivals, including the Buffalo International Film Festival and the Cornwall Film Festival. Next is a film about the North Dakota landscape and Teddy Roosevelt, tentatively titled "Teddy Roosevelt and Fracking" ©2017. Along with that, a series of shorts about photo opportunities and roadside attractions in Texas, and a variety of short film poems. Then, who knows?