The documentary film is a form of observation of the inhabitants of the city of Beaufort in South Carolina who participated in the production of the film "Forrest Gump" in the 90s, in a direct or indirect way, and how thiscult production personally influenced these people. By implementing thisproject, I want to show the amazing phenomenon of cultivating a film over theyears and what values ​​and message it brings. Besides, these are also interestingstories and anecdotes of the inhabitants from the period of the creation ofthis world-famous production, which is undoubtedly the film "Forrest Gump". And the background of it all is Beaufort, picturesquely situated on the island of Port Royal, in the heart of the Sea Islands and South Carolina Lowcountry, with its historically wonderfully preserved architecture frombefore the Civil War. The residents themselves have interesting photos from theperiod of Robert Zemeckis' film, which they personally are the authors and canshare in my documentary. As a man from Europe, fascinated by the United States, I want to thoroughly "investigate with the camera" a part of the lifeof the American city and community. Be able to get to know people and theirlifestyle. Take part in the Beaufort Shrimp Festival, go on a shrimp boat tocatch shrimp or simply stroll the streets and surroundings of the city andvisit historical film locations. And finally, taste the Chocolate Tree in Beaufort, because "Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know whatyou're gonna get." I, in love with the film "Forrest Gump", asan independent filmmaker, want to give something from my heart and greatpassion, in the form of a documentary that will undoubtedly be a beautiful souvenir for residents and a curiosity for film fans around the world.



Daniel Stanislawski


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