Urban Boom: A Documentary Film

From: Carbon Trace Productions and The Rhetorica Network

The Baby Boomers were children of the post-war suburbs and raised their own children in the sprawling communities at the edges of American cities. Owning an individual home outside of a city has long been an essential part of the American Dream.

That dream is changing.

The Millennial generation is changing it. Young people today are showing a strong preference for living in dense, walkable urban communities. And an increasing number of their empty-nest parents are following them.

The Carbon Trace Production Team today announces its first, full-length documentary film project. The working title is Urban Boom. The film will tell the story of Baby Boomers who are leaving the suburbs to find a new American Dream in the cities.

The film will cover the social, political, and economic issues involved in this trend and deal with the problems associated with challenging the past 70 years of cultural mythology.

You may follow production news and details on our Facebook page.

Follow us on Twitter @UrbanboomDoc.

I will also post updates here from time to time.

Want to help? Please “like” our page, tweet our news, and help us find stories to tell. We are now looking for interview subjects — Boomers who have left the suburbs to live in cities. We need a range of experiences and rationales. If you know someone, if you are someone, who would like to contribute a story, please contact me by any method.

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Comments 4

  1. Anthony Carter wrote:

    Sounds cool! Is this what became of “I’d Rather Ride in Springfield,” or a different project altogether?
    I’d be happy to talk/give an interview about my riding experience and views if you can use it.

    Posted 27 May 2014 at 9:04 am
  2. Andy Cline wrote:

    Anthony… This is a new project. The bicycling video is still in “draft” stage. I may get around to creating the final version in the next few weeks. The current project, unlike the first one, will have an actual crew of people who know what they’re doing ;-)

    Posted 27 May 2014 at 9:06 am
  3. Rick wrote:

    Hey, you said I was a good camera man!

    Posted 27 May 2014 at 9:23 am
  4. Andy Cline wrote:

    Rick… Yes. But there’s a slight difference between mounting a camera on a bicycle and doing actual cinematography — not that I know anything about it ;-)

    Posted 27 May 2014 at 12:44 pm