A beautifully realized portrait of a close–knit community on the outskirts of Baltimore, PUTTY HILL is the second feature from celebrated young filmmaker Matt Porterfield (HAMILTON). Rob Schwartz (SomethingDrastic) was Executive Producer.
At a neighborhood karaoke bar, friends and family gather to remember a young man who passed away. Knowing little about his final days, they attempt to reconstruct his life. In the process, they offer a window onto their own lives, an evocative picture of working‐class America, dislocated from the progress and mobility around them, but united in pursuit of a shared dream.
Rob Schwartz is a film and music producer and journalist who splits his time between Japan and North America. He was Executive Director of the now-defunct Japan-based dub, breakbeat and reggae record company Play Label and runs his own music label, Dynastic Records. His writing has appeared in Time, Newsweek, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, Melody Maker, NME and Interview magazine. He is currently the Japan correspondent for Billboard magazine and collaborates on film projects for the Japan-based entertainment management company SomethingDrastic. He has coordinated documentary film shoots in Japan and Putty Hill is his first producing credit for a feature film.
Putty Hill has been officially selected for;
Berlin International Film Festival
SXSW Film Festival
Thessaloniki International Film Festival
Viennale International FIlm Festival
… and many more
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