Nevermind the albatross smoldering on my shoulder
Half-a-decade ago we started shooting. We expected to wrap the story up that year. We thought the answers were find-able, one microfilm or key interview away.
Of course, they weren't.... Read more
Nine hundred is small enough to sense a shift in population. When someone new touches down, the people of Delhi notice.
When we first got out of the car... Read more
Turned the wind to gravel roads
We've spent the last year writing scripts, creating a score and applying for grants. After many computer hours, we realized: We still have a lot of work ahead of... Read more
Nothing moved fast. Even the daylight was slow to fade.
I started this movie in 2009 with a rinky dink camera, a microphone I didn't know how to use and a gigantic naivety about how easy it was to get... Read more
Pecans and canoe trips
Every afternoon, someone stops us in Delhi, La., to ask, "Were y'all over by so-and-so's house this morning?"
We stick out in this tiny town, but everyone has been super... Read more
Back to Louisiana
Casey has spent the winter transcribing all the footage from the December trip. Chris has spent the winter camping out, fishing and writing songs for the score. We're... Read more
Hello from Delhi, Louisiana
Thanks to everyone for making this documentary possible. We're down in Delhi, working so much we barely have time to get on the Internet. Here are a few scenes from... Read more
With 21 hours to go, we want to make sure you know how to make a proper southern gravy.
Some small Louisiana towns may be full of secrets, but now the secret to making a proper southern gravyno longer one of them. Casey's grandma shared with us... Read more
Thanks to the 95 people who have helped us raise more than 40 percent of our goal. Come celebrate with us Saturday night in Portland at "Misfit Bingo."... Read more
The Town That Delhi Was
For much of Roy's life in Delhi, the town was full of shops. Neighbors passed afternoons on each other's porches. Sean Purvis was a little boy when his grandmother and... Read more
You can't get to Heaven by going through Hell
The night my grandma Louise moved to Delhi, Louisiana, she sat crying on the porch.
Delhi was a boom town then, home to about a thousand people, three oil companies... Read more
Holding all the reels and the wires
Thanks to everyone for helping us reach 20 percent of our funding goal. We'll be publishing a few more video vignettes over the next three weeks.
A few people have... Read more
Hell Street (video update)
The street Roy Hudgins grew up on is called Chatham Street. But Delhi residents know it by another name. Check out this short video vignette featuring Delhi characters for a... Read more