New site, new trailer

•February 9, 2010 • 1 Comment

If you haven’t seen it yet, check out the re-vamped

11hundred: how many times may we plug thy services?

Our new trailer can be viewed on the site and Vimeo.


Press kit

•November 30, 2009 • Leave a Comment

Hello, if you’re looking for the current Scrappers press kit, download it here:

Scrappers lo-res press kit

Scrappers hi-res press kit (5mb)


•November 19, 2009 • Leave a Comment

The icing on the cake…hand-painted titles by David Handschuh and Megan Ross at 11hundred !


•October 31, 2009 • Leave a Comment

We spent the past week doing the immensely enjoyable job of overseeing the fine post-production work of Jonathan Schenke at the Experimental Sound Studio at Mike Matusak at Nolo Digital Film. Scrappers is looking and sounding better than ever before!

color correction @ Nolo Digital Film

color correction @ Nolo Digital Film

Getting Close

•October 13, 2009 • Leave a Comment

This movie is almost finished! Thanks to everyone who has supplied us with their detailed feedback over the past 2 months during the fine-cutting process.

Strobe Studio

•August 13, 2009 • Leave a Comment

Frank Rosaly’s original score for Scrappers was recorded on July 26th and 27th at Strobe Studio in Humboldt Park, by owner and head engineer Jamie Wagner.

Playing on the compositions are:
Jason Adasiewicz – vibraphone
Keefe Jackson – contrabass clarinet
Jason Roebke – bass
Frank Rosaly – drums, percussion, scrap metal, electronics, piano
Jason Stein – bass clarinet

Here’s a few shots from the sessions:

Expect video from the sessions soon, but in the meantime, enjoy this Frank Rosaly solo performance filmed by Brian and Ben:

Message to the youth

•August 13, 2009 • Leave a Comment

Brian gave a talk to a group of Chicago Public Schools teachers at the University of Chicago Center for International Studies’ 2009 Summer Teacher Institute. The talk encouraged teaching on the circulation of natural resources in the world economy, with case studies on informal scrappers in Chicago as well as mineral extraction in the Democratic Republic of Congo. You can watch the talk here:

Vodpod videos no longer available.

A group of K-12 science teachers developed a curriculum unit based on the material, which will be available by the end of the summer on the Summer Institute webpage.

Thanks to support for Scrappers from the Chicago Instructional Technology Foundation, the film will be made available after its release to all interested CPS teachers in their schools via CITF’s EBS broadcast system.