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Unsung – A life in the day of hard work
Unsung – A life in the day of hard work” is a series of highly stylized, dynamic short-form documentaries capturing the often-overlooked heroes who are working behind-the-scenes of almost every industry. From a snow plow driver faced with a mid-winter blizzard in the upper peninsula, to a cattle rancher and champion saddle bronc rodeo rider in the southwest desert, to an ex-fire fighter helping a community rebuild after Hurricane Sandy on the east coast, to the dangerous work of a logger and dedication of an organic farmer— these are the stories of self-starters working long hours and relying on hard working pick-up trucks to run the small businesses that run America. From coast to coast, "Unsung" goes on the road to find and tell the compelling, surprising and unexpected stories of the hard work that helps to drive our every day lives. A guy. A truck. A job.
This film tells the story of Chris Bonen, a snowplow driver in the Upper Peninsula, of Michigan, one of the most intense, snow-ridden places in the United States.
No matter how grueling the weather conditions are, Chris, his dog Brian, and his diesel pick-up are on the road for 12 hours, starting at 4:00 AM, to make sure that everybody in town has a clear path to be able to get to their destination.
To Chris, the greatest reward for his hard work is in knowing that he is able to help others.
This film tells the story of Bill Wright and his seven sons who help him run the family's 800-acre cattle ranch in southern Utah. The Wrights are true cowboys, driving cattle to grazing lands across Utah and using a combination of horses and diesel pick-ups to get the job done.
When the Wright brothers are off the ranch, they're competing against each other on the saddle bronc rodeo circuit often dominating the field as a family.
Bill Wright and the Wright Brothers firmly believe in the ranching way of life and the work ethic it instills.
This film tells the story of Myles Anderson, a fourth generation logger on the California Coast who's hard work is instrumental in helping to run his family's business and drive the local economy.
Myles, with the help of his diesel pick-up and intrepid crew, brave hazardous weather and rough terrain to responsibly harvest and transport lumber to consumers, enabling them build their dreams.
This film tells the story of Lt. John Nolan, a proud FDNY fire fighter recently retired from 18 years of duty. In the tradition of FDNY brotherhood, John and his fellow fire fighters banded together and volunteered to help rebuild local homes and businesses in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.
Their efforts grew into a construction company, and now John and his crew of fire fighters are rebuilding over 20 homes in Rockaway and Breezy Point, where more than 100 houses burned to the ground or were flooded by the storm surge at the height of Hurricane Sandy.
Everyday, John and his diesel pick up set out to rebuild and revitalize. Neighbor helping neighbor to bring back a community through persistence and...hard work.
This film tells the story of Ron Enos, a fifth generation farmer of Enos Family Farms, famous for harvesting some of the most delicious organic cherries, peaches, nectarines, apricots, and strawberries in Northern California.
Ron and his diesel pick-up are on a mission to bring the freshest and highest quality fruit to his customers who drive from far and wide.
While California is known for its laid back attitude, Ron is in a race against time to get his produce harvested, packaged, and on the fruit stands or sold in markets within 24 hours. The scenery is gorgeous, but the work is hard.