Experiencing Interruptions?

A Different Kind of Trash Talk

This award winning documentary links the problems of roadside trash to ocean pollution and climate change as it follows Joe's litter collection initiative and his big ideas for world improvement called TAP (Toward Alternative Possibility). The filmmaker's narrative and Joe's story link up with the stories of others dedicated to cleaning up the environment and lessening the impact of climate change on our communities. These stories are woven together to create a rich, multi-layered narrative of hope and possibility for the planet.

  • Patricia A Burke
  • Patricia A Burke
  • Patricia A Burke
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  • Runtime:
    39 minutes 37 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 8, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    300 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • The Impact DOCS Award
    La Jolla, CA
    United States
    January 25, 2022
    Award of Recognition Documentary Short
  • The IndieFEST Film Awards
    La Jolla, California
    United States
    Award of Recognition Nature/Environment/Wildlife
  • Taiwan International Short Film Festival
    January 31, 2022
    Best Short on Environment
  • Little Buddha Indie Film Festival

    February 9, 2022
    Special Jury Award Best Documentary Short
  • Paradise International Film Festival

    January 25, 2022
    Winner Debut Filmmaker Short Film
  • Angkor Wat Independent Film
    Angkor Wat
    January 28, 2022
    Winner Debut Filmmaker Short Film & Best Documentary Short Honorable Mention
  • Bhutan International Short Film Festival

    January 30, 2022
    Winner Best Documentary Short
  • Royal Society of Television & Motion Picture Awards
    West Bengal
    February 9, 2022
    Winner Documentary Film
  • Edison International Film Festival

    February 4, 2022
    Outstanding Achievement Debut Filmmaker & Documentary Short Honorable Mention
  • Luis Bunuel Memorial Award

    February 25, 2022
    Outstanding Achievement Award Debut Filmmaker
  • Druk International Film Festival
    Punakha, Bhutan
    Critics' Choice Award Debut Filmmaker
  • Cuckoo International Film Awards
    thiruvannamalai, tamilnadu
    Best Documentary Short Honorable Mention
  • White Unicorn International Film Festival
    West Bengal
    March 18, 2022
    Winner Debut Filmmaker
  • Dreamz Catcher International Film Festival
    West Bengal
    March 11, 2022
    Best Nature/Environment/Wildlife Film
Distribution Information
  • Kimball Pond Productions
    Country: United States
    Rights: Internet
Director Biography - Patricia A Burke

I am a psychotherapist, author, educator turned filmmaker.

In over 35 years of clinical practice I trained thousands of therapists, counselors, and allied health professionals in a respectful, non-pathologizing approach to helping people.

I am the Founder of Kimball Pond Productions, a non-commercial, independent film production studio dedicated to producing films that make a difference in the critical issues of our times.

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Director Statement

My mission is to produce short documentaries that combine my skills and abilities in Narrative Therapy and Community Work with my passion for film as a multidimensional art form of storytelling.

My intention is to create short films that link people together through their narratives of lived experience and transport the viewer to new awareness and understanding of their own lives.