Private Project


A place that exists in every state: SPRINGFIELD, USA is a strange and timeless world where young boys can’t wait to shoot a gun, and old ladies recount stories of presidential assassinations and first loves; where a roadside carnie tells a story about a family of Japanese midgets, and a man with a player piano impersonates singers from the birth of the American Century. All of this and everything else is SPRINGFIELD, USA.

  • Daniel Carolan
  • Eva Harris
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Runtime:
    9 minutes 26 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 20, 2023
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Shooting Format:
    Hi8 Camcorder
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  • Student Project:
Director Biography - Daniel Carolan, Eva Harris

Daniel Carolan is a filmmaker and photographer. He was born and raised in Hong Kong and currently lives and works in New York City. He graduated from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts in 2022 with a BFA degree in Film & Television and has had his photos featured in several print and digital magazines. At the beginning of 2022, he started a year-long project to document the faces and people on the streets of New York City. In 2023, he self published the photography book, ‘You’re Beautiful & Loved’, encapsulating his year-long commitment to street photography. Over the summer of 2023, he completed a short documentary film titled "SPRINGFIELD, USA" and has been in post-production on a feature film version: "WAG, USA."

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