Experiencing Interruptions?

South Southwest

Introverted, photo enthusiast, tormented by local bullies, is faced with a test of courage when his ailing grandfather's camera is stolen and placed at the top of a fire tower.

  • Madison Hamburg
  • Madison Hamburg
  • Madison Hamburg
  • Solomon Petchenick
  • Kate Rose
  • Jacob Kirby
  • Esteban Torres-Florres
  • Madison Hamburg
  • Mary Florence Brown
    Production Designer
  • Alex Previty
    Sound Designer
  • Richard Adams
    Location Sound
  • Alex Previty
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Coming of Age, Youth, Drama
  • Runtime:
    13 minutes 44 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 31, 2014
  • Production Budget:
    7,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Student Project:
  • Savannah Film Festival
    Savannah, GA
    October 31, 2014
    World Premiere
    Silver Screen Award, Best SCAD Film
  • LA Independent Film Festival
    Los Angeles, CA
    March 6, 2015
    California Premiere
  • Palm Beach International Film Festival
    Palm Beach, FL
    March 28, 2015
    Florida Premiere
  • Cannes Film Festival Court Metrage
    Cannes, France
    May 23, 2015
    International Premiere
Director Biography - Madison Hamburg

Madison Hamburg is a Connecticut born, Texas based, filmmaker and graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design. He is producing work within the forms of short narrative, experimental video and personal documentary.
At the Savannah Film Festival, he was awarded the Silver Screen and best SCAD Film award for his short narrative piece, South Southwest.
South Southwest has been in competition at several film festivals since, including most recently the short film corner at the Cannes Film Festival.

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Director Statement

South Southwest is a very personal story. The script is based on the stages of grief and loss, and is directly rooted from my own experience. It is my thesis film, from the Savannah College of Art and Design, and a passion project for all those involved. There were 3 months of preproduction, 1000+ miles of travel, 50+ crew, and 10 days of production.