4th of Ohio

Visiting rural Ohio during the Fourth of July in 2016, the filmmakers turned an observational lens onto the people of Morrow County. Documenting a 95-year-old native of the area, his multi-generational and multi-racial family and public celebrations of the national holiday, they created a short ethnography in cinéma vérité style.

  • Emily Wahl
  • Eric Macey
    Director of Photography
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Runtime:
    19 minutes 11 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 26, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    20,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Local Sightings Film Festival
    Seattle, Washington
    United States
    September 22, 2018
    Washington Premiere
    Nominated for Jury Prize
  • Auckland Film Festival
    New Zealand
    New Zealand Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Bechdel Film Festival
    Houston, Texas
    United States
    February 19, 2018
    Texas Premiere
    Official Selection
  • 44th Northwest Filmmakers' Festival
    Portland, Oregon
    United States
    November 1, 2017
    Oregon Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Endless Mountains Film Festival
    Wellsboro, Pennsylvania
    United States
    September 16, 2017
    Pennsylvania Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Red Corner Film Festival
    August 17, 2017
    Sweden Premiere
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Emily Wahl

Emily Wahl and Eric Macey have worked extensively in film, television, and new media, both abroad and in the Pacific Northwest, from short and feature length films to web and television series, from broadcast advertising and video to travel writing and photography,

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Director Statement

We love to tell stories through words, pictures, and music, be they true or fantastic. As documentarians, we prefer to let the world show itself to the camera and to record its beauty and ugliness, truth and lies, and joys and sorrows, without our own commentary.