- my sponsors
Since I hitchhiked in the
USA for 5 years without money I had to have some sponsors in order to
buy film. The movie "American Pictures" - presented in the Cannes
and other Film Festivals - lists only the following sponsors in the credits:
would like to thank the following sponsors for helping to make this movie
- for lending me his car and donating several tanks of
gas so I could explore the back roads of North Carolina.
Allan Tunick - for donating 35 rolls of film for my photography after
picking me up hitchhiking.
Susan Kennedy - for donating
30 dollars to my photography
- for donating 10 dollars to my photography
Eveleen Henry - for storing
my slides for 2 years in Washington DC and receiving them in the mail
from the mail order film processing companies.
- for storing my slides for 1 year in New York when
I had to move them from DC."
I only list these 6 people in the movie credits I would like to point
out that many others gave smaller amounts - often 2 - 5 dollars, a lunch
bag or a meal - not to speak of their hospitality. These smaller
amounts were invaluable since they sometimes enabled me to skip one of
the two days each week I had to spend in the blood banks selling blood.
Since these blood banks were only located in big cities I had to spend
very much time hitchhiking back and forth from the rural areas in order
to make 5 dollars each time. So even small donations were extremely important
for me in order to save time and buy the 2 rolls of film I usually needed
the sponsors mentioned above I have lost touch with Susan Kennedy - a member of the J.F.K family in Boston.
If you - the reader - has any information about them I would be glad to
hear from you.
Sincerely Jacob Holdt