Produced by Nathan Kensinger and Meghan O'Hara
Directed by Nathan Kensinger
“Covered Tracks” is an experimental documentary exploring the Freedom Tunnel, a fifty-block long train tunnel underneath Manhattan's Upper West Side.
This dark portrait is structured around the phases of life and hurtles down active train tracks, past decades-old graffiti and the ruins of an underground homeless city.
The Freedom Tunnel was built by Robert Moses in the 1930's, and once housed a huge homeless population.
Today it is deserted, with children playing in a park overhead as trains thunder through the wreckage below.
"Covered Tracks" is a gritty portrait of this beautiful and rarely seen part of New York City.
“Covered Tracks” was produced and edited
by Nathan Kensinger and Meghan O'Hara.
Over the last 8 years, they have collaborated on numerous documentaries. To create "Covered Tracks" they filmed for one year, pushing a homemade dolly down miles of train tracks.
"Covered Tracks" was directed and shot by Nathan Kensinger and was inspired by his photographic explorations along New York's industrial waterfront, which can be seen here.
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DirectorsDirected by Nathan Kensinger
Produced by Nathan Kensinger and Meghan O’Hara
Associate Produced by Nate Dorr
Cinematography by Nathan Kensinger
Edited by Nathan Kensinger and Meghan O’Hara
AwardsDirectors Award - Black Maria Film Festival
The Documentary Bodega Series
The Manhattan Neighborhood Network
The Green Balloon Experiment
San Francisco Independent Film Festival
Black Maria Film & Video Festival
Boston Underground Film Festival
Fantasia Film Festival
Lake County Film Festival
Crossroads Film Festival
Station Shorts Film Festival
Red Hook International Film Festival
Last Supper Film Festival
Five Town Massive Festival
Brooklyn Independent Cinema Series
Brooklyn Waterfront Arts Film Series
Professional AffiliationsPress and Reviews:
The Hollywood Reporter
The Gowanus Lounge
Down & Dirty DV
Jason Watches Movies
More films and photos:
Nathan Kensinger Photography