When I set out to produce a solo road trip documentary, I began with a general idea of what I would document. As I embarked on adventures, gathered footage, and investigated the subject matter I started to gain a clearer understanding of the story and became more familiar with the issues and what was at stake. In, "The Adventures of Highwaychild", production it has taken me over nine years to get to a clear understanding of the true story and get to a better understanding of how to tell this story.
While producing this documentary I always had to remember that I couldn't change the story to suit my interpretation of the facts or my agenda. I knew I had to tell the story accurately and without bias or favoritism. The new trailer will represent the the true and full story accurately. I will begin the process of creating the new trailer shortly and I believe the trailer itself will demonstrate that this is a story worth telling and worth seeing.
In 2007 Fox aired a reality show entitled, "On the Lot" produced by Steven Spielberg, Mark Burnett and David Goffin. They gave a call for video submissions to audition for the show. I edited this trailer in about two weeks in an attempt to get on the show and try to become a contestant. It was still a crude trailer, but it showed some nice locations. The script was poor and it failed to tell the story accurately. I used this version on the original Highwaychild site from 2007 through 2014.
This trailer was originally cut in Providence, Rhode Island only five months into the production. I edited this trailer before heading back to New York so that I could have something to present to media outlets to get some press coverage. This version omits the church element completely. It did however give reporters some sense of the scale of the project.