THE PARK is an inspiring documentary about a neighborhood city park and how its existence affects the people who visit the park and the employees who work there. The story is set in a particular local big city park (to symbolize urban parks everywhere) and takes the audience on a journey inside this park and what it means to the people and its surrounding community.
The film’s director, motivated by an overwhelming sense of curiosity ventures out into his own local park with a small crew, (camera and sound man) to ask random park-goers, and park employees a series of questions. The film follows this myriad of people and employees as they speak onscreen of their attachments to this local park.
The result is an in-depth profile as presented through a series of candid interviews and anecdotes. It’s an inspiring, sentimental, yet humorous portrayal about life in a local big city park and how it makes a positive difference to a community.
PRODUCED and DIRECTED By Tony Okun
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY David P. Ramos
EDITED BY Garrett Krnich
MUSIC COMPOSED BY Eduardo Larin
SOUND MIX Eduardo Larin
STILL PHOTOGRAPHY Chris Graves
PRODUCTION SOUND Steve Czarnecki, Chris Graves
ASSOCIATE PRODUCER Jackie Olsommer
ADDITIONAL MUSIC TRACK Chad Leon Jackson
A wonderful production! Timeless, engaging, thoughtful and entertaining.
-Valerie Landes, Series Producer, Natural Heroes TV
I enjoyed viewing this film and thought it was wonderful, very sweet and heart-warming.
-Sandy Eichhart, Director, Cincinnati Film Society
“Okun’s unpretentious little documentary emerges
as a tribute to neighborhood parks and to the
value of having ‘an oasis in every city.’”
-Betty Jo Tucker, ReelTalk Movie Reviews
“I really enjoyed THE PARK, it’s a very charming
and touching film.”
-Mary Marshall Kerns, Program Manager WETA-TV