Shag Nation

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Shag Nation is a documentary I worked on and edited a couple years ago. It has done a great run through the festival circuit, and in honor of this weeks spring SOS ( society of stranders) events, the film is being released for free for the rest of this week. Its a fun doc so check it out if you have some time! Here is a link to the trailer and a summary of the film from director Brittany Brothers...

"A cold beer on a warm night with a hot date and no plans for tomorrow." This is the soul of the Carolina Shag. Born out of nightclubs on the beaches of Myrtle Beach, S.C., the Shag was danced by lifeguards, 'stranders', and beach bums alike on those lazy summer nights in the 1930's, '40's, and '50's. The Shag is similar to the patterned, mirrored steps between two partners of the Jitterbug and West Coast Swing, but dissimilar in that it is danced from the waist down, and the moves are smooth, graceful, and sensual. Over time, its popularity has expanded up and down the southeast coast as well as sporadically across the country. Deep in the heart of North Myrtle Beach, S.C., however, you'll find those die-hards that eat, sleep, live, and breathe the Shag. Shaggers of all ages come from all walks of life and dance for many different reasons, but one thing is certain: once you're a shagger, you're a shagger for life, and that bond with your comrades is eternal. Shag breathes new life ...