The filmmakers

Katrina Taylor and Rachell Williams are both graduates of Elon University with interests in documentary filmmaking, specifically concerning local and political issues. After living in D.C. for several years, they combined their skills to create Green Hair, Grey Hair.

The film collaboration came out of experiences volunteering with We Are Family and the need to get their hands dirty with some field work. They approached Mark with the idea around the spring of 2006, finished filming in late (late) fall of 2006. There was little to no budget – working off of borrowed time & equipment – and of course dedication of all involved.  Through borrowing a camera from Discovery Channel Global Education Partnership and the use of Elon’s post facilities and support during Katrina’s filmmaker residency with ElonDocs, they were able to put together the film.  The hope is that it can be used as a tool for Mark Anderson by encouraging new volunteers for We are Family, bring out the issues surrounding gentrification and remind communities of their similarities, not just their differences.

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2 Responses to “The filmmakers”

  1. Great film with wonderful message. Artfully presented with authentic caring and concern. Would like to know more about Belva.

  2. katrina18 Says:

    Thanks so much. As for Belva, hope she is doing well also…Mark Anderson is the best contact for finding out about the seniors, and is happy to share- http://www.wearefamilydc.org
    If you are in the D.C. area, be sure to stop by!

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