"The most powerful part of the documentary is not the bare skeletons of homes that Nether tags and Ott documents, but the communities of people residents who live and play around burned out, abandoned wrecks, who are both discouraged by the rapidly declining conditions surrounding them and empowered by the reclaiming of these eyesores into artistic landscapes."
Liz Harby, What Weekly, 5/30/13
Six months ago, filmmakers Tarek Turkey and Julia Pitch joined the Wallhunters team to follow the development of the Slumlord Project. Their short will highlight this unique collaboration between Nether and Carol Ott, and explain why they decided to bridge their talents for the greater good of Baltimore. It will also include interviews of the 15 artists and process footage of their instillations. Most importantly, it will give a glimps as to how Nether and Ott go about interacting with the community to expose the vacancy issue.
In addition to the short, Turkey and Pitch are in the works of creating a feature length film, "Baltimore: A Documentary" (Working Title), in which they will go beyond the streets to show in detail what it means to live next to a vacant.
"Vacant View" TRAILER, Feb. 2014
Pitch with a community member July 14, 2013
Photo by Jack Sorokin
Turkey hearing what community members had to say about the corner vacant where Gaia's installed his piece, July 14, 2013
Pablo, Nether and Turkey at Pablo's Installation, July 18, 2013
Nanook, Nether and Turkey with ABC 2 News Crew Joce and Tony July 17, 2013
Turkey filming Gaia during his installation in East Baltimore, July 14, 2013 Photo by Jack Sorokin
Indiegogo Campaign Video, June 2013