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Status: In production
In New Zealand where I come from, we have what is known as the “Southern Man.” According to Wikipedia: “…the southern man is a stereotypical male from the more rural South Island, well used to the solitude and conditions of open mountain or hill country.”
Basically, he’s tough bugger ingrained with tradition, a hardy stereotype that some of society aspires to emulate. However, much like what happened with the pioneers of the American Old West living off the land, the modern world is changing what it means to be a Southern Man.
As a filmmaker and storyteller living in the Deep South of the United States, I see stories of change. More and more Southerners are challenging their beliefs and even their cultural history. In doing so, they are often left asking themselves, “Who am I? What am I? What does it mean to be a man living in the changing South?”
Southern Man talks to men of the South to find out.
Meeting Olive & Mitchell
For a class reunion, martial arts guru Darryl Hieneken returns to the college town where he graduated. It coincides with when successful real estate agent Olive Kerry begins questioning who her birth parents were. Mitchell Hue, an up and coming martial artist, is the subject of a documentary by Antipodean filmmaker Metofeaz Turpontine. The fact that Hieneken was a sperm donor to pay his way through college gives Turpontine’s film a twist he could not have imagined.
Multimedia Reality Show
Book, Audiobook, T.V.
Starting in 2021, each year from September 5th to December 25th a select team of writers from around the world will gather in NYC to write a story of hope and love. It will be a subscription-based online serial (cost $1 for the reader for the entire season) which the proceeds will go to charity. The writing process, the reception, and feedback from readers around the planet will be filmed and produced as a weekly reality T.V. show.