The Collection is a short documentary about two friends, DJ Ginsberg and Marilyn Wagner, and their discovery of an astonishing and unique collection of movie memorabilia, comprised of over 40,000 printer blocks and 20,000 printer plates used to create the original newspaper advertisements for virtually every movie released in the United States from the silent period through 1984, when newspapers stopped using the letterpress format.
The film was shot in Omaha, Nebraska over a four-day period in January 2016. Created by the two-person team of Adam Roffman (Director/Producer) and Nathaniel Hansen (Cinematographer/Editor), their third time working together (the first two times being on the short documentaries Spearhunter and All The Presidents' Heads). The Collection was shot on a Canon C300.
Adam Roffman bio: Adam Roffman has made a living in the film industry since the late 90's working in props and set decoration for filmmakers including Robert Altman, Martin Scorcese, Ben Affleck, David O. Russell, Kathryn Bigelow, Paul Greengrass, and Paul Feig. He has produced the feature-length films Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton As Himself (which aired nationally on PBS's American Masters), Woodpecker (SXSW '08), Trust Us, This Is All Made Up (SXSW '09), and Phillip The Fossil (SXSW 2010). He served as Program Director for the Independent Film Festival Boston (IFFBoston) from 2003-2013. He co-directed (with Luke Poling) the short documentary Spearhunter, which premiered at SXSW in 2015 and played at over 40 festivals. He followed that with the short documentary All The Presidents' Heads which premiered at the Camden International Film Festival in 2016.
Nathaniel Hansen bio: Nathaniel Hansen is an award-winning director, cinematographer, and editor. He directed the feature documentary The Elders which premiered at the Independent Film Festival Boston. He has done work for commercial clients including Johnson & Johnson and Estee Lauder, as well as for global non-profit organizations such as the United Nations, bottletop.org, and sowersofhope.org. He has worked with numerous other filmmakers including director Rebecca Richman Cohen on the short documentary Expired!. The Collection is Nathaniel's third collaboration with Adam Roffman. Nathaniel is an adjunct film professor at Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts.