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Tracy Droz Tragos & Andrew Droz Palermo (Rich Hill)

Rich Hill

Tracy Droz Tragos and Andrew Droz Palermo are American filmmakers whose first collaborative feature, Rich Hill, won the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance in 2014. Tracy had previously directed the 2004 Emmy Award-winning documentary, Be Good, Smile Pretty, while Andrew had been the cinematographer on several films, including Adam Wingard’s You’re Next.

The duo were in Toronto to present Rich Hill, their documentary following the lives of three boys in the town of Rich Hill, at the Hot Docs festival. We joined them at Voodoo Child to discuss the film.

This interview was released in March of 2015.

By Christopher Heron

Christopher Heron is one of the co-founders of The Seventh Art. He's conducted over 60 long-form interviews for the publication, and his written work includes numerous video essays, investigating formal traits in films and filmmakers. He received his MA in Cinema Studies from the University of Toronto, where his work explored cinematic representations of urban space with special attention paid to the films of Pedro Costa and Tsai Ming-liang.