SECRET MALL APARTMENT – Interview with Filmmaker Jeremy Workman

The 2024 SXSW Film Festival concluded this past weekend.  Over the festival our Gadi Elkon got to interview multiple filmmakers having their world premieres down in Austin at SXSW 24.  Here is our chat with returning SXSW filmmaker Jeremy Workman who’s latest feature documentary, SECRET MALL APARTMENT, had its world premiere in ATX at SXSW 2024.

In 2003, eight Rhode Islanders created a secret apartment inside the busy Providence Place Mall and lived in it for four years, filming everything along the way. They snuck in furniture, tapped into the mall’s electricity, and even constructed a wall, smuggling in over 2 tons of cinderblock. Far more than just a wild prank, the secret apartment became a deeply meaningful place for its inhabitants – a personal expression of defiance against local gentrification, a clubhouse to coordinate artistic charity, and finally, a 750 square foot “F you” to The Man. From Jeremy Workman, whose “Lily Topples The World” won the Grand Jury Prize at SXSW 2021 and from Executive Producer Jesse Eisenberg.

Award-winning Filmmaker Jeremy Workman shared the incredible way he first heard of the secret mall apartment and how this wild documentary came to be made!

Here is our Interview with Filmmaker Jeremy Workman:

The film had its world premiere in Austin at SXSW 2024.

Stay tuned for more info via, JEREMY WORKMAN.

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