*note: the following is only to be read to the tune of “Return of the ‘G'” by Outkast.
kinfolk: noun. A person’s blood relations, regarded collectively
Conceived in the murky swamps of Southern Louisiana and the fertile cotton fields of Arkansas, gestated under the gloomy skies of London and the white sands of Cannes, Kinfolk Collective was birthed inside a smoke filled hookah lounge deep in the concrete tundra of Chicago.
We are a collective of filmmakers with a passion for telling personal narratives that transcend cultural borders. At Kinfolk we practice next level aesthetic manuevers. Cinematic crane kicks. In future posts, you will gain insight into our process and thoughts. We will feature updates, lessons we learn, and informal film criticism amongst other haphazard brain droppings.
At Kinfolk, we don’t view people as commodities or as resources to exploit. We view them as family we welcome to our cinematic porch to join us as we exchange otherwise untold narratives. We see ourselves as poet laureates of the lowlives and the underrepresented. We’re all kinfolk. Our collaborators are our kinfolk. You, the audience, are our Kinfolk. We share universal experiences that tie us all together.
In the upcoming posts, we will focus extensively on our upcoming films “Third Timothy” and “Savage vs. The Void”. This space exists to build a community around the films, and to include you as contributors to the discourse shaping these projects.
To tide your hungry souls over, here is a taste of what’s to come, the main course will be out shortly.
“Third Timothy” is a Southern Gothic tale about two adolescent con-artist brothers who travel the rural south selling holy water to people in need of a miracle in order to raise funds to escape their abusive foster home. Their final con begins to unravel after meeting a woman who tests their loyalty and jeopardizes the fate of whole operation.
“Savage vs. The Void” is a satirical tragedy which follows a young actor experiencing an existential meltdown while starring as lead in a play about the execution of Troy Davis…on the eve of the actual execution.
Peace. Welcome to our humble abode. Take a seat. Don’t mind the plastic on the couch.The kinfolk have collected,