House Painter Media creates in-depth
documentaries covering a range of issues.

 

 

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HISTORICAL

In 2017, we completed An American Home: Frank Lloyd Wright's B. Harley Bradley House.  The film tells the story of one of the famed architect's first Prairie Style designs and how the home's history mirrored that of the community around it.

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PUBLIC POLICY

For over 15 years, we have been following the situation around a proposed 24,000 acre airport in a rural community outside of Chicago, Illinois.  When completed in 2018, The Field will be a long term case study of democracy in action.

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ENVIRONMENTAL

We partnered with FOR GOODNESS SAKE PRODUCTIONS, LLC to help create two environmental history films.  Everglades of the North: The Story of the Grand Kankakee Marsh and Shifting Sands: On the Path to Sustainability.

A film about architecture and so much more.

 

Famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright redefined architecture with his design of the
B. Harley Bradley House in Kankakee, Illinois. This commission helped launch Wright’s Prairie School period where he experimented with open floor plans, long ribbons of art-glass windows, horizontal elevations, and other elements that forever changed how homes were designed. An American Home: Frank Lloyd Wright’s B. Harley Bradley House spotlights the story of this architectural treasure and explores its uncanny connection to the rise, fall, and resurgence of its designer and the community in which it resides.

 

 
 Director of Photography Justin Hayward filming at Taliesin in Wisconsin.

Director of Photography Justin Hayward filming at Taliesin in Wisconsin.

 The film's opening at the historic Paramount Theatre in Kankakee, Illinois.

The film's opening at the historic Paramount Theatre in Kankakee, Illinois.

 The B. Harley Bradley House in the 1900's.  Courtesy Kankakee County Museum

The B. Harley Bradley House in the 1900's. Courtesy Kankakee County Museum

A long term documentary project examining the shadow of eminent domain.

 

For more than 30 years, a political battle has been waged for the fate of two communities as an ambitious airport plan pits rural residents fighting to save their homes against suburban politicians desperate to jump start their region’s faltering economy.  Ineffective government, economic forces, and political corruption have stalled the airport for decades, leaving these two communities in limbo.  For over 15 years, producers Tom Desch and Brian Kallies have been following this story in order to create The Field.

 

 
 A farm near Peotone, Illinois.   Courtesy Carol Henrichs

A farm near Peotone, Illinois.  Courtesy Carol Henrichs

 Graffiti on a sign near the Peotone exit on Interstate I-57 circa 2002.

Graffiti on a sign near the Peotone exit on Interstate I-57 circa 2002.

 STAND (Shut This Airport Nightmare Down) Protest, April 2012.

STAND (Shut This Airport Nightmare Down) Protest, April 2012.