“Last Exit To Elsewhere” is a Cinematic Poem Travel Short Film Featuring Excerpts from William Least Heat-Moon’ Book “Blue Highways: A Journey Into America” Directed by Dan Sadgrove.
Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Dan Sadgrove
Music by : Hanan Townshend
Narrated by: Ólafur Darri Ólafsson
Sound by: Morgan Johnson at Barking Owl Sound
Color by: Kath Raisch at Company 3
“Based off conversations William Least Heat-Moon had on the road in his book ‘Blue Highways: A Journey into America.’ This film represents my journey of lonely miles through small towns and empty highways.
In late 2015 I went on a 5,000mile road trip through the bottom half of the US from California to Louisiana and back. Driving through back-road highways, much like the Least Heat-Moon, I avoided the Interstate Highways as much as I could. It is off these Interstate highways where you can still find remnants of America as it used to be, maybe back when the author drove through it in the late 70’s. Over the course of my journey whilst reading ‘Blue Highways’ I found my experiences on the road mirrored that of the author and though it was written in 1978, still held true to my journey in 2015.”
“As a kid, I was searching beyond myself…Dreaming of something, something to bring harmony and make sense of things.”
“I still dream, but I’m not restless anymore….”
William Least Heat-Moon