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Monuments

My role: Editor
TRT: 1hr 35min

A grieving widower travels cross-country in a stolen pick-up truck, determined to scatter his wife’s ashes in Chicago.

After working on several long-form documentary projects with Jack Newell, we tried making a scripted comedy feature. For all of the challenges involved in cranking this out in a couple of months, we managed to finish the film and even get some decent press. I also edited the trailer below.

REVIEWS
An amalgamation of quirky humor and genuine heart … subdued and proudly awkward comedy.”
Film Threat, Andrew Stover

“(A) wonderfully weird, decidedly offbeat gem. … Monuments is at times grounded, at times almost hallucinogenic — and always smart and entertaining.”
Chicago Sun-Times, Richard Roeper

“As with any road movie, Newell’s fourth feature unfolds in episodes and interludes, but a non-chronological structure and David Burkart’s disruptive, gonzo editing keep things pacy and constantly refreshed.”
Variety, Jessica Kiang

Monuments is now streaming on Hulu