Rendered Small (Excerpt)
Co-Producer, Co-Cinematographer, Editor – Directed by Marsha Gordon and Louis Cherry
Rendered Small explores the over 1,200 American folk art buildings on display in Steven Burke and Randy Campbell’s private collection, located in Hillsborough, North Carolina. These diminutive churches, movie theaters, houses, schools, factories, bowling alleys, and more were made during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries out of materials ranging from meticulously detailed tin and wood, to cigar and Velveeta boxes. The collectors have added on to their home multiple times in order to accommodate their continuously growing body of small structures. Over the course of the film, the caretakers of this impressive assemblage discuss their fascination and share what it is like to live amongst so many treasures and, as a married couple, with each other’s obsessions.