And, the Joel and Ethan Coen of this city are none other than Alex Harz
and Tom Kennedy – not brothers, just college buds.
With a different perspective, the will to do what is necessary and the sheer strength to grow balls large enough to convince investors that this is the way to go, Harz
and Kennedy are the top burritos of our time (here in Denver that is).
So, how did Harz
and Kennedy accomplish this long list of near-impossible tasks?
However, because most people associate the film and creative industries with Los Angeles and New York City, Harz
and Kennedy aim to prove everybody wrong with the success of American Dream? through filming in Denver and surrounding areas.
And it was so.Back in the duo's college days, when corduroys were cool and computers weighed at least 100 pounds, Harz
and Kennedy erected an idea.
But, it's the filming aspect that will intrigue any audience – Harz
and Kennedy have plenty up their sleeves.
According to Harz
, American Dream?
is a dark comedy on the norms and structures of modern day society and the two main characters' struggles with those norms and structures; they both come from opposite ends of the spectrum.The first character, West Peterson, is a disgruntled college graduate who took out loans in order to break his
family's chain of poverty; he
is the first person in his
lineage to go to college.He
later graduates and is unable to find a job in the career that he
studied and applied.More or less, West becomes disappointed and bitter.
...I (your humble editor, Ryan Alford) interviewed Alex Harz for the first of a four part series of articles exclusively presented by Privy Magazine.
...Interview with Purefilm's Alex Harz
...AH: Alex Harz
RA: How do you feel at this point?
AH: We feel as if we've achieved progress, of course.However, the progress is very relative because we don't look at it as necessarily saying, "we've gained this, we've gained this, we've gained this," it's a matter of the final goal.And, that's the only thing we've kept in mind.We see many steps, we've seen developments and a lot of things have transpired.
RA: Well, I really appreciate your time Alex