Off the Grid: Life On The Mesa
DIRECTED BY - Jeremy Stulberg, Randy Stulberg
Twenty-Five miles from town, a million miles from mainstream society, a loose-knit community of eco-pioneers, teenage runaways, war veterans and drop-outs, live on the fringe and off the grid, struggling to survive with little food, less water and no electricity, as they cling to their unique vision of the American dream.
RUNTIME - 64 minutes
RATING - Not Rated
YEAR - 2007
FORMAT - DVD Region 1
SPECIAL FEATURES (DVD Only) -
"Off The Grid" Trailer, Deleted Scenes, Interviews with the Cast, Directors' /Cinematographers' Commentary, More at IndiePix!
- Starz First Look Student Film Festival 2008 (Denver, United States)
- AFI Los Angeles International Film Festival 2007 (Los Angeles, United States)
- Ann Arbor Film Festival 2007 (Ann Arbor, United States)
- Athens International Film Festival 2007 (Athens, Greece)
- BendFilm 2007 (Bend, United States)
- Chicago Underground Film Festival 2007 (Chicago, United States)
- Floating Film Festival 2007 (Traveling)
- Jihlava Film Festival 2007 (Jihlava, Czech Republic)
- Maine International Film Festival 2007 (Waterville, United States)
- Maryland Film Festival 2007 (Baltimore, United States)
- Jury Award (Best Documentary)
2007 Ann Arbor Film Festival (Ann Arbor, United States)
"An insightful study of an alternative American lifestyle" The Stulbergs,
whose film's stunning look is a combination of good cinematography and a majestic New Mexican landscape, achieved marvelous access to what has to
be a very closed and insular community, given where and how the inhabitants choose to live. The various characters come to vivid life.
- John Anderson, Variety
This docs co-directors, brother and sister, have wondered upon a terrific
subject: 16 square miles of New Mexico desert thats home to a ragtag group
Alternative lifestyleswritten by brad on Apr 22nd, 2011read all my reviews
this review is from: Off the Grid: Life On The Mesa (ON DEMAND)
This is a window into the the most extreme version of 'alternative lifestyles' I have ever seen. I would have never guessed that something like this existed in the states. With a shortage on almost everything essential (including sanity) the people on the Mesa miraculously make it year to year. A great glimpse into true alternative.