Sunday, January 23, 2011

Pahokee County

My friend Thomas Rahill goes to North Carolina School of the Arts, one of his professors is shooting a documentary and needed some footage of a small town in southern Florida. The documentary is about Alphonso Smith, a kid who grew up in the small dirty town of Pahokee County but is now an NFL player and plays on the Detroit Lions as a cornerback. The town is surrounded by sugar cane fields and is on the banks of Lake Okeechobee, the town is all project housings and is so small that you can drive from one end to another in less than ten minutes. We drove down there and only had an hour or so of light left to shoot. We did a lot of drive-by type filming because this type of footage was needed for the documentary. These are a few video stills from our adventure.

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