Boonies is a documentary series of short vignettes shining a spotlight on the true grit of what it takes to run a small business in the remote Southern Appalachians and why living in the boonies can be a good thing.
101 Angela Kelly: “Eat More Collards!” Such is Proper Restaurant’s motto where proprietor Angela Kelly embraces her North Carolina heritage by lovingly interpreting dishes of the South, cultivating a loyal fan base spanning across the country.
102 Jesse Miller: Insurance man by day, auctioneer for the greater good by night. Jesse Miller has raised over $1 million for his community as a volunteer auctioneer. Boonies explores why he chooses to use his talents for nonprofits.
103 Anna Roseman: Anna Roseman, owner of Anna Banana’s Consignment Store, shows us how curating fashion for the High Country in North Carolina is both an art and a science.
Boonies is a documentary series of short vignettes shining a spotlight on the true grit it takes to run a small business in the Southern Appalachians and why living in the boonies is a good thing.
Selena Lauterer, Executive Producer
Selena has worked in public media for 20 years and is the founder and president of Artemis Independent, a media promotions and production company located in Boone, North Carolina. Her public television credits include Co-Producer of the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning PBS series A Chef’s Life, and Executive Producer of A Craftsman’s Legacy. Her company manages promotion efforts for over a dozen public television favorites each year, including Roadtrip Nation, Reel South, Pearl Jam 20, Tony Bennett Duets II, and more.
Kelly Davis, Director
Kelly teaches film and video production at Appalachian State University in Boone, and has worked in public television production for 15 years. He earned his Master’s Degree in documentary film from the University of California, Berkeley and a PhD in Mass Communication from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and has recently acquired tenure at App State. His major credits include such series as History Detectives, The New Heroes, Bridging World History, and A Craftsman’s Legacy.