The film takes viewers on a journey to travel Indiana’s historic roads and try to answer the question “Why would anyone want to preserve a historic road?” Is it the construction methods, the materials used, the people who lived on them or the journey remembered? Viewers will see the scenic beauty, meet amazing people and hear wonderful stories about life along the road, past and present. Then someday when faced with the “Y” in the road, each viewer’s choice may be to slow down, travel the historic road and relive some of their own memories.
Produced, written, filmed and directed by three mid-westerners, the film sets out to answer the question “Why are Indiana’s historic roads so important to preserve?” Candy Yurcak of Metamora, Indiana, was the film’s Producer/Director and also serves as Director of Whitewater Canal Scenic Byway. Lori Cravens of Zionsville, Indiana, served as Associate Producer/Director. The creative lead on the project was Logan Moeleer of Cincinnati, Ohio, who took on the role of Cinematographer/Director.
Wayne County is well-represented in the film with on-camera interviews with a number of Wayne County residents. Nancy Sartain, Leisure Marketing Manager at Richmond/Wayne County Convention & Tourism Bureau, planned, organized and escorted the film crew to various Wayne County sites important to the Old National Road and US 27.
The film debuted at the IMAX Theatre at the Indiana State Museum in September. Here is a link to the trailer for the film: https://vimeo.com/48992357