The director of the Donut Dollies documentary, Norm Anderson Amandi, sat down recently for a conversation with Mark G. Auerbach, host of the “On The Mark” show on WCPC15 and 89.5fm/WSKB (Norm’s interview starts at the 28:18-mark in the video below). They discussed the story of the Donut Dollies and the origins of the film, which began with Norm filming his mother, Dorset, who’s featured in the film over the last 25-years. He further explains how attending Donut Dollie reunions and meeting other Donut Dollies spurred him on to make this award-winning documentary.
Norm also spoke of the project’s connection to the Western Massachusetts community, which includes himself, his mom and his film production partners, Jess Hill (Producer) and Jim Gardner (Co-producer & Music Supervisor). Also part of the Western Mass community at the heart of the Donut Dollies documentary is the inclusion of music from 12 musicians and bands with ties to Western Mass, which just last week led to a film festival nomination for Best Musical Score.
Once you see the film (www.donutdollies.com), we believe you’ll find that there is a true sense of community that is at the heart of the Donut Dollies documentary… from the courageous women themselves, the men who bravely served and sacrificed, and the dedication to home, heart and creativity. We hope you enjoy watching this interview with Norm.