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Dillon Bustin

Dillon Bustin is a folklorist, singer, songwriter, filmmaker and a playwright.

He has made four 16mm films in collaboration with Kane-Lewis Productions: Tough, Pretty or Smart: A Portrait of the Patoka Valley Boys (1981); Water from Another Time (1982); Add & Mabel's Punkin Center (1984); and The Pearl Fisher (1985). All depict whimsical creativity and quality of life in rural Indiana.

After obtaining a degree in Folklore and Anthropology at Indiana University, he returned to his native Massachusetts where he has held positions as Program Coordinator at the Massachusetts Council on the Arts and the Mass. Cultural Council, and as Executive Director of the South Shore Art Center.

Films Available at DER
Add & Mabel's Punkin Center
The Pearl Fisher
Tough, Pretty or Smart
Water from Another Time

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