Mark Fontana is a third-generation gravestone maker in a small cemetery town where the population of the dead outnumbers the living. For the past 90 years, the Fontana's have monumented the lives of the Bay Area. Surrounded by the work of his father and grandfather, Mark reflects on his family history and the idea of legacy.

  • Kadri Koop
  • Kadri Koop
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 42 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 1, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
  • Film Color:
    Black & White
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • SF Doc Fest 2015
    San Francisco
    June 8, 2015
    North American Premier
  • Manchester Film Festival (MANIFF)
    Manchester, UK
    July 10, 2015
    European Premier
Director Biography - Kadri Koop

Born and raised in Estonia, Kadri has spent all of her independent life studying and working in various parts of Europe and Asia. Before starting graduate studies at Stanford she resided in Beijing where she worked for the documentary film production company Mandarin Film. With her roles varying from fixer to production and camera assistant, she helped to produce a series of short documentaries for the education company Cheng & Tsui, introducing learners of Mandarin Chinese to contemporary Chinese culture. She also assisted with a variety of tasks in preparation for Matt Tyrnauer’s upcoming feature documentary about the future of cities, A Matter of Life And Death, funded by the Rockefeller and Ford Foundations. Simultaneously, as a personal documentary project, living among migrant workers in a Beijing hútong community over the course of a year she explored street workers’ relationship with work.

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