Pappy’s Trading Post – Highway 22 Junk Store Documentary Short – Reagan TN Film Production and Score – A&SG Film and Sound Makers …
Pappy's Trading Post - Highway 22 Junk Store Documentary Short - Reagan TNPappy's Trading Post - Highway 22 Junk Store Documentary Short - Reagan TN
Film Production and Score - A&SG Film and Sound Makers
Returning from a shoot in Mississippi, we took the highway: straightaways through cotton farms and forgotten towns. 4-way stops with structures you’d only find on a drive like ours that day. One of which caught Samantha’s eye, just as we were passing through Reagan TN, home-bound on Highway 22. It was an island of a place with framework like a densely stocked grocery store without walls or ceiling. It was too compulsively organized to be a junkyard, but taken by the elements all the same. We pulled into a neon-fluorescently lit gas stop and walked over to Pappy’s Trading Post. It was like walking into the remains of a place, at first, with little price tags hanging from items as we walked along. With every isle we passed, we began to see that these items meant something to someone somewhere. Maybe years ago, maybe yesterday, but all valued at some price and carefully collected into inventory. Everything seemed to lead to a place, and following the lanes of old treasure guided us right up to Pappy’s doorstep where he sat comfortably observing us, the highway, and the sunset. We spent the evening getting to know our new friend… and like we’ve said in different ways before: The cameras gave us an excuse to hang around a little longer than planned. We closed up shop that evening with Pappy, and got to know someone very unique. We talked about history, cast iron, love, and the value of things that never change. Pappy shared his wisdom with us that evening, a skillet with special markings “7”, and the values we shared on standing the test of time regardless of wear and tear. The greatest part of all, was the chance to keep all of this on camera. We’ll be sharing the words Pappy shared with us on the side of Highway 22 down the line. Until then, here are the portraits we took together. See you soon.
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