Dust Of The Ground is a local group of directors responsible for the inspiring short My Bones are Singing, read bellow to find out more about these Columbia filmmakers.
What is your connection to the South?
We work and live in Columbia, SC and are honored to call it our home.
Where did you get your inspiration for this work?
We have been friends with Aaron, his family and Those Lavender Whales for several years now. When we found out he had been diagnosed with brain cancer, it was pretty devastating not just for us, but for a lot of Columbia. The way in which the city rallied behind Aaron and the positivity he continues to exude throughout his treatment and recovery has been a special thing to witness.
When we found out he was recording a new album, we knew it would be a powerful collection of songs so we asked him if we could make a short documentary about his experience and how it influenced his aptly-titled, “My Bones Are Singing.”
How did you start making films?
We met while studying Media Arts and Film Studies at the University of South Carolina and just worked on a bunch of projects together. We became friends and developed a good working relationship. After we graduated, we got some opportunities to make commercials and advertisements and then decided to start a production company.
Did anything interesting or funny happen on set during the shooting?
One of the things that did not make the final cut was of Aaron and his friend, Chris, playing a song they wrote together back in high school. They were playing in the room they used to practice in at Chris’ childhood home, and the song was so fast they were having a hard time keeping up with the recording. Everyone was cracking up the entire time and the high school nostalgia was thick in the air.
What do you look forward to the most during Indie Grits?
Indie Grits is honestly one of the best things that happens in Columbia every year. The films, the music, the food and really just the opportunity to catch up with people we don’t get to see very often while meeting new people that do the same thing we do is pretty exciting.
Why should someone see your film?
We think people can benefit from seeing a person who is dealt a terrible hand, create something beautiful.