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Lost Springs

Experiencing a landscape scarred by government failure, an artist must come to grips with the impending loss of her subject matter: a collection of majestic freshwater springs exposed only for a short time before being drowned behind an aging and purposeless dam.

  • Matt Keene
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    39 minutes 53 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 23, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    24,720 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
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    United States
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  • Lost Springs Premiere
    Jacksonville, FL
    United States
    September 24, 2017
    North American Premiere
  • MOCA Screening and Panel
    Jacksonville, FL
    United States
    November 1, 2017
  • 9th Annual Cinema Verde Environmental Film & Arts Festival
    Gainesville, FL
    United States
    February 1, 2018
    Audience Choice
  • 2018 UF Water Institute Symposium
    Gainesville, FL
    United States
    February 1, 2018
  • 8th Annual Fort Myers Film Festival
    Fort Myers, FL
    United States
    March 1, 2018
Director Biography - Matt Keene

Matt Keene is an award-winning filmmaker and journalist based in St. Augustine, Fla. His focus is on environmental and social justice issues, particularly those affecting his home state of Florida. Keene has been published in Coastal Living Magazine, the Florida Times-Union, the Earth First! Journal, and the Flagler College Gargoyle. In 2016, he was honored as St. Johns Riverkeeper’s 2015 Advocate of the Year. In 2014, his investigative article 'State Road 313 threatens St. Augustine’s Twelve Mile Swamp' received a Society of Professional Journalists’ Mark of Excellence award in the Southeast region, for In-Depth Reporting. Keene’s multimedia project, River be dammed–a 17-minute mini-documentary and 10,000-word investigation on the Kirkpatrick (Rodman) Dam in north-central Florida, went on to wide acclaim and awards. Most recently, Keene has completed the environmental arts documentary 'Lost Springs' which premiered in September of 2017 at Jacksonville's Museum of Contemporary Art and has been called an "aesthetic case for restoration."

In addition, Keene is a long-distance adventurer that has spent more than 16 months in a tent, writing and raising awareness of environmental and social concerns. All together, Keene has hiked, paddled or bicycled more than 10,000 miles on long-distance journeys and holds the title of being the first person to complete Florida’s 1,515-mile-long Circumnavigational Trail by sea kayak. He is regularly invited to speak and share his films and photography at environmental events, seminars, rallies and workshops.

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