Andy Alton’s videos are rolling out this week and weekend. This piece caught a nice slice of action during the filming of Go South for Animal Index, a Poetry Scores project that shot a good chunk of screen time in a South Side garage. The scene on the afternoon in question was very much a South City one, with an international group of kids kicking a soccer ball, characters drifting up and down in the alley in ’40s period clothing, and both camps (kids and actors) occasionally getting amusing conversations.
Several cast members were interviewed, including: Ray Brewer, Natalie Partenheimer, John Eiler and Stefene Russell, who wrote the original poem on which the fable is based. Director Chris King also chimed in with some additional commentary. What’s fun is everyone’s varied approach to describing the project, which does have enough whimsy involved to allow for some rather varied notions of what the whole thing’s about.
In the background, my not-quite-period-appropriate self is creeping around. In between shooting segments, I asked a few questions of the actors, though Andy did most of that. He also handled all the production elements, including video, audio and editing.
Here’s our first offering of the fall season. We’ll roll more to life in coming days.