“Calls to Okies” The Park Grubbs Story
by Bradley Beesley
Bradley Beesley is an Austin-based filmmaker and the son of a High School Football coach. He was on the mock-trial team at Piedmont High and was voted class clown at Highland East Junior High.
His first documentary experiment was Hill Stomp Hollar, a homemade collage shot by a crew of friends, featuring legendary bluesman R.L Burnside. Employing similar filmic methods and a borrowed credit card, Beesley's next film, Okie Noodling, explored the backwoods tradition of catching catfish...
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