Private Project

The Weeds in Our Own Backyards

Sometimes a man just needs a pull in the right direction.

A man has to tackle a surprisingly arduous day of yard work and unexpectedly finds inspiration to make small but important changes in his relationship with the world.

(Note: There is a 28 minute version of the film, if it better suits your scheduling needs.)

  • Paul Ingles
  • Paul Ingles
  • Paul Ingles
  • Paul Ingles
    Key Cast
  • Janelle Lovin Mancha
    Key Cast
  • Timothy MacAlpine
    Key Cast
  • Jonathan Dunski
    Key Cast
  • Michael Guajardo
    Key Cast
  • Monique Mosher
    Key Cast
  • Fred Schwab
    Key Cast
  • Mike McCabe
    Key Cast
  • Travis Armstrong
    Key Cast
  • Eric Young
    Key Cast
  • Catherine Fridey
    Key Cast
  • Ama Zathura
    Key Cast
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  • Project Type:
    Feature, Short
  • Runtime:
    33 minutes 25 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 29, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    4,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Paul Ingles

Paul has been in broadcasting since 1975 and has experience as a producer, news and sports reporter, recording engineer, editor, on-air personality, consultant, trainer and manager. More recently Paul has been training as an actor and doing independent filmmaking.

Paul has worked at radio and television stations in North Carolina, Washington, DC, Ohio and New Mexico. More recently, as an independent radio producer, he has filed reports for NPR as well as numerous other public radio programs.

He has produced radio programs on music, popular culture, literature, media literacy and other topics that have been distributed either by NPR, PRI or independently to public radio stations around the world. His programs include a series of well-received specials on the history of The Beatles as well as documentaries on Bob Dylan, the Rolling Stones, Paul Simon, Joni Mitchell, Shawn Colvin and others. Paul is also the producer of the Peace Talks Radio series.

Paul is president of both Good Radio Shows, Inc.(a 501(c)(3) non-profit) and Cedar Creek Studios, Inc.

Paul is also under contract with NPR as its Liaison to Independent Producers. Producers are encouraged to contact him with any and all questions about maneuvering through the public radio universe as an independent.

Paul's radio awards include the 2003 Edward R. Murrow Award from the RTNDA for Best Use of Sound in a piece produced for NPR's Living on Earth. He has also won two NFCB Golden Reels for his feature and news reporting for NPR, in addition to many Silver Reel and Special Merit Awards from NFCB. He won 4 awards in the 2008 New York Festivals Competition.

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Director Statement

THE WEEDS IN OUR OWN BACKYARDS tells a mostly true story that focuses on what might seem like a small moment in one individual's life. One afternoon. A few hours. A routine task that proves more challenging than expected. An arc of thought that leads to changes in the character's relationship with the world in important ways.

My first effort at making a film would not have been possible without the generous creative support of cinematographer and editor Tim Nenninger and a host of acting friends who appeared in supporting roles. Thanks to all.