|Jeffrey Karoff, Academy Award nominated director of CaveDigger|
Of all of the Academy Award nominated films I watched last year, none surprised me more than Jeffrey Karoff's CaveDigger, nominated for Best Documentary Short Subject. Prior to watching the film, I was unaware that the art of cavedigging even existed, let alone that there was a practitioner capable of such awe-inspring beauty as what the film's protagonist Ra produces. Karoff's film is unlike anything I have seen before, and I give it my highest possible recommendation. CaveDigger can be viewed on Amazon, Vimeo,
Jeffrey Karoff was generous enough to speak with me about CaveDigger and his experience as an Academy Award nominee.
First, can you briefly tell me a little bit about CaveDigger, how you found out about Ra's work, and why you decided to tell this story?