Downtown: A New American Dream was the first documentary film from the Carbon Trace Productions Team. The film’s director, Andrew R. Cline Ph.D., describes it as a bit of a nerd flick on the subject of New Urbanism and the re-imagining of urban centers across the US. Many of the skill Carbon Trace learned on this film became the foundation for our signature style of documentary education that we continue to this day.
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Director: Dr. Andrew R. Cline
Writer: Dr. Andrew R. Cline
Executive Producer: Dr. Andrew R. Cline
Producers: Shannon Cay and Chelsea Eichholz
Associate Producers: Erin Rains and Shane D. Franklin
Director of Photography: Tyler Beck
Editor: Tyler Beck
Motion Graphics: Taye Taye
Hosted by: Shannon Cay and Shane D. Franklin
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