Sun Mar 3, 2019 – 12:00 pm | Hendricks Arts Center
Harlem Vets Project
Directed by Nicholas Stange
Five Documentary Shorts
USA | 60 min | 2018
The Harlem Veteran Project is a class, at Harlem High School in Machesney Park, IL, that interviews and produces documentaries of American Veterans. During the 10 years of the program, the Harlem Veteran Project has interviewed over 200 veterans (WWII thru the Afghan War) and produced over 150 documentaries.
The Eyes of War
The emotions of war seen through the eyes of WWII Veterans, Lester and Joseph.
- 3:00 min. The original title was Field of Honor
- Starring: Lester Hollenback and Joseph Procopio
- Director: Nicholas Stange
- Editor: Nicholas Stange
- Cinematographer: Nicholas Stange
John Berg’s life changing experience in the Vietnam War.
- 4:01 min.
- Producer/Directors: Carson Menke, Grant Hume, Chandlor Ralston, Hailey Keilman, Maddie Minnick
- Voice of John Berg: Scott Kirker
- Narrator 1: Nick Talan
- Narrator 2: Nick McCormick
The impact of the Vietnam War shared by Doug Dyer, Loren Salzman, Philip McDonald, Glenn McCloy, Minh Truong, Mitch Mullins, and Larry Jackson
- 23:33 Min. Original title: Vietnam Clip
- Starring: Doug Dyer, Loren Salzman, Philip McDonald, Glenn McCloy, Minh Troung, Mitch Mullins, Larry Jackson
- Producers/Directors: Emily Guske, Nick Talan, Scott Kirker, Emily Schafer, Erik Rivas, Grant Hume, Nick McCormick
- Editors: Emily Guske, Nick Talan
- Narrator: Nick McCormick
Jacob’s path to self identity.
- 9:18 min.
- Starring: Jacob Polhill
- Director: Nick Talan
- Cinematographer: Grant Hume
- Editor: Nick Talan
My Friend Ingrid
Carole’s desire to record Ingrid’s remarkable life story.
- 20:16 min.
- Starring: Carole Buhl, Ingrid Gardner
- Director: Nicholas Stange, Grant Hume, Nick Talan
- Director of Photography: Grant Hume
- Camera Operators: Nick Talan, Kyle Owen, Jandell Manguerra
- Sound Operator: Mike Leaman
- Editors: Nicholas Stange, Nick Talan, Grant Hume
- Sound Editor: Mike Leaman
Nick is a 20 year old film maker out of Machesney Park, IL. He first got his start in video production in high school while taking a Veteran Documentary and News Room simulator class. He then went on to get his Media Specialist certificate from Rock Valley College while also attaining his Associate of Arts degree. He is currently working in the free lance realm in videography and photography.
Grant is a 20 year old filmmaker out of Machesney Park, IL. He first got his start in video production in high school while taking a Veteran Documentary and News Room simulator class. He then went to work for SmythGrey Advertising as a Video Specialist.
Nicholas is currently a teacher at Harlem High School in Machesney Park, IL. He is also one of the main school sponsors of the Harlem Veteran Project. The Harlem Veteran Project is dedicated to recording the oral history of America’s veterans. Over the past 8 years the project has recorded over 200 interviews and created over 150 short feature documentaries. “Making of a Soldier,” is the second feature length documentary produced by Nicholas Stange and the Harlem Veteran Project.