Off The Grid: Survivalism and Frugality

Two survivalists looking to create analog stories on VHS and Super 8mm while living frugally share their journeys with documentary filmmakers.

  • Scott Goldberg
    Director
  • Scott Goldberg
    Writer
  • Scott Goldberg
    Producer
  • Scott Hansen
    Producer
  • Vernon Gradval
    Producer
  • Chiko Mendez
    Key Cast
    "Chiko"
    The Day They Came Back
  • Lee Spraggins
    Key Cast
    "Lee"
  • Robert Leckington
    Key Cast
    "Robert"
  • Jo Ann Brown
    Key Cast
    "Jo Ann"
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Feature
  • Genres:
    Documentaty, Drama
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 25 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    March 1, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    3,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    C200, Digital, Super 8mm Film
  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Scott Goldberg

Scott Goldberg is a filmmaker from New York who is dedicated to, but not limited to, the genre of dark and dramatic cinema. He is dedicated to providing movies with dramatic and dark tones.

In the mid-2000s, Scott Goldberg has produced, written, directed and filmed many independent films, including three featuring Paul Kratka (Rick from Friday the 13th Part III) who is best known in the horror culture with the infamous "eyeball popping death scene" kill.

Day of the Dead stars Lori Cardille and John Amplas currently reunited on camera in support of The Three, a feature length concept which was written, producer and directed by Scott Goldberg and filmed in 2011 at the Wampum mines (same location that George A. Romero's 1985 cult classic Day of the Dead was filmed).

In 2018, Scott Goldberg started production on Off The Grid: Survivalism and Frugality. The film is currently seeking distribution and is currently in the film festival circuit.

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Director Statement

With no backing from studios, we ended up investing our own funds into a project that we felt needed to be told about two survivalists who have similar but completely different stories. We live in an age of digital and analog is still being used in certain cases to tell stories. I loved utilizing Super 8mm footage for this film to create a unique and different look than what digital offers. It was important for us to add in shots and storytelling with Super 8mm film stock because as lovers of movies, we grew up on movies shot on film. I still feel that analog media such as film is very important.

We felt that adding 70s and 80s synth based sounds was important to give the film a independent feel. A lot of our favorite movies are horror films of the 70s and 80s so the influence for the score are from the movies we love.