Levisa Bridges (30 mins) 2023

Lee Gillard lives in the Wheatbelt in West Australia.
He was a happily married farmer until his farm was bought out, and then soon after that, his wife left him. Undergoing counseling for depression, he was not sure what to do.
The death of his mother took him back to his birthplace in North England.
His mother's old letters told him more about Levi; his American father whom he only knew of by name.
This took him from the brink of a complete breakdown to the banks of the Ohio River in the American Midwest.
Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky, and on into Appalachia, where things Lee had taken for granted were turned upside down. A new narrative of his family’s past created a new narrative for his future.

  • phil dawson
  • phil dawson
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    29 minutes 56 seconds
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    September 4, 2023
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    500 USD
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Director Biography - phil dawson

Born in Yorkshire in the UK, and lived most of my life in Western Australia. Many years were spent traveling as a means to photograph and write. Long solo bicycle rides across America, Australia, and Africa, to get a bit closer to street culture. Hopefully, some of the many experiences along the way can inspire some stories that will make good movies.

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Hi, This is my (second edit of) my first real attempt to make a short movie. I have no idea where it could lead me, but I'm happy to be on the ride. Thanks.