Hometown

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Filmmaker: Greg Kohs
Runtime: 9 min

Synopsis: When Hurricane Sandy hit the east coast, all the hard work and heart Billy Durney put toward building his dream restaurant came to an unexpected halt. But that didn’t stop this bodyguard-turned-pitmaster from pulling through for his Brooklyn community. He lifted his hometown’s spirits with damn good barbecue, and in turn, they inspired his greatest pursuit yet.

About The Filmmaker

Greg Kohs chronicles stories of real people, particularly individuals who doggedly chase their passions. He honed his storytelling aesthetic at NFL Films right out of college, and during his tenure there received ten Emmy Awards. His award-winning films include Song Sung Blue, Blind Faith and the documentary The Great Alone (Mountainfilm 2016), which chronicles the comeback journey of cancer survivor and four-time Iditarod champion Lance Mackey. He is also the director of Cowtown (Mountainfilm 2017). Kohs’ commercial clients include Apple, Google, Mastercard, Disney, Nike and others.