I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story

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Showings

St. Anthony Main Theatre 3 Fri, May 15, 2015 1:05 PM
St. Anthony Main Theatre 3 Fri, May 15, 2015 7:05 PM
St. Anthony Main Theatre 3 Sat, May 16, 2015 1:05 PM
St. Anthony Main Theatre 3 Sat, May 16, 2015 7:05 PM
St. Anthony Main Theatre 3 Sun, May 17, 2015 1:05 PM
St. Anthony Main Theatre 3 Sun, May 17, 2015 7:05 PM
St. Anthony Main Theatre 3 Mon, May 18, 2015 4:05 PM
St. Anthony Main Theatre 3 Mon, May 18, 2015 7:05 PM
St. Anthony Main Theatre 3 Tue, May 19, 2015 4:05 PM
St. Anthony Main Theatre 3 Tue, May 19, 2015 7:05 PM
St. Anthony Main Theatre 3 Wed, May 20, 2015 4:05 PM
St. Anthony Main Theatre 3 Wed, May 20, 2015 7:05 PM
St. Anthony Main Theatre 3 Thu, May 21, 2015 4:05 PM
St. Anthony Main Theatre 3 Thu, May 21, 2015 7:05 PM
Film Info
Dates Showing:May 15 - 21
English Title:I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spnney Story
Tags:Documentary
Biography
Arts
Film & TV
Release Year:2014
Runtime:90 min
Type:Documentary Feature
Country/Region:USA
Language:English
Print Source:Tribeca Film
Trailer:https://vimeo.com/22006155
Cast/Crew
Director:Dave LaMattina
Chad N. Walker
Producer:Dave LaMattina
Chad N. Walker
Cinematographer:Chad N. Walker
Editor:Chad N. Walker
Screenwriter:Dave LaMattina
Filmography:We Must Go ('14)
Brownstones to Red Dirt ('10)

Description

For the past 45 years Caroll Spinney has been Sesame Street’s Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch, and, at 80 years old, he has no intention of stopping. By way of a Forest Gump-like journey through American history, Spinney’s personal stories are a look behind the scenes of one of the most iconic and well-known American television shows. With the aid of archive footage and photographs, I Am Big Bird tenderly draws a portrait of the man behind the feathers—an unsung hero to millions of children across the world and across the decades.

"A touching, overdue round of applause." - Colin Covert, Star Tribune

"You’ll smile, grow misty-eyed and likely be awestruck." - Michael D. Reid, Times Columnist

"Your heart will melt." - Kurt Halfyard, Twitch Film

Crew Biographies

Dave LaMattina - Director, Producer, and Writer
Dave graduated from Boston College with a degree in Communications and went on to get his Master's in Film at USC's School of Cinematic Arts. After enduring as much L.A. traffic as he could stand, Dave headed back east to put his skills into practice. He has experience directing all over the world on a variety of different shoots and projects. Having spent time writing for commercial clients and working in development with Hollywood studios, Dave also functions as Copper Pot's scribe.

Chad Walker - Director, Producer, and Editor
Chad's skills as a director were born out of ten years of editing everything from big budget Hollywood features to small, indie passion projects. He moves behind the camera on CPP's docs and commercial shoots, pulling double-duty as director and editor. Chad honed his skills in the world of animation, helping edit blockbusters like Rio, Horton Hears a Who, Epic, and film from the Ice Age franchise for Blue Sky Studios.

Clay Frost - Executive Producer
Clay graduated from Central Connecticut State University with a degree in Entrepreneurship. Before Copper Pot, Clay enjoyed a successful career in the corporate world focusing on Sales, Corporate training and, eventually, management. Always eager to put his Entrepreneurship degree to the test, Clay jumped at the chance to form Copper Pot with Chad and longtime friend Dave. His real world experience, degree and eagerness to learn a new industry has helped Copper Pot function smoothly on the operational side of their productions.