Brewconomy - A documentary about NC craft beer

The rise of craft beer is here. Even though it represents a fraction of the total beer sales in the U.S., craft beer is growing steadily, especially in North Carolina.

BREWCONOMY explores the growth of Southern beer and its positive impact on the agriculture, community, and economy. As educated consumers choose more robust, flavorful beers how will the state meet demand?

Will it reach a tipping point? Or will craft beer bring more great things to North Carolina?

  • Camden Watts
    Director
    Abandoned Allies, Trophy, Landfill Dogs: Behind The Scenes
  • Shane Johnston
    Producer
  • Anson Burtch
    Producer
  • Annie Beth Brown Donahue
    Music Supervisor
    Abandoned Allies
  • Meredith Schmidt
    Editor
  • Project Type:
    Documentary
  • Runtime:
    55 minutes 23 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 24, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    50,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Camden Watts

Camden Watts is a self-taught filmmaker who has been writing, producing, and directing since 2008. Brewconomy is her fourth film, and second feature-length documentary.

Watts studied and performed improvisational comedy for roughly 10 years through iO Chicago and ComedyWorx in Raleigh, N.C. She studied graphic design, still photography, and communications at Meredith College, earning her Bachelor of Arts in 2003.

Watts lives in Raleigh, N.C., with her husband Derek and their dog Louie.

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Director Statement

As a North Carolina native, I have watched the culture and agriculture change dramatically over the years. It is fascinating how these things are related. BREWCONOMY gave me the chance to explore the direct connection between educated consumers who want local craft beer and the impact it has on our state's agriculture, community, and economy.