Moving Image Fund Grants Directory

LEF New England launched the Moving Image Fund (MIF) in 2002 to support independent film and video artists creating new work.Through MIF, LEF provides funding across all phases of production, supporting films from the early risk-taking stage, through a film's completion.

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American Ruins

In Production
Bryan Papciak
Bryan Papciak
Grant Awarded
$8,000 - 2001
$10,000 - 2005
Type of Film
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Film Synopsis

American Ruins is a filmic journey of forgotten factories, derelict railroads, overgrown amusement parks, ghost towns, missile silos and mental hospitals -- an American history cinematically excavated from its debris.

About the Director(s)

Bryan Papciak & Jeff Sias are a co-directing team. They first worked together at Olive Jar Studios in Boston, creating highly original and unusual mixed-media commercial animation productions for clients such as Cartoon Network, MTV, and Samsung. Since Olive Jar's closing in 2001, Bryan & Jeff have continued to collaborate on commercial projects, independent short films, and other artistic endeavors through their own company, Handcranked Productions, LLC.

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