Human Nature

Plum Island is a barrier beach on the north shore of Massachusetts that people have inhabited, in one form or another, since the early 1800s. In the past few decades, people have built more conventional homes where dune shacks once stood. In 2013, a series of winter storms caused enough erosion damage to destroy six of these homes. Many outsiders see the people on the island as wealthy homeowners who built too close to the water and got what they deserved, but the truth is much more complicated.



Director/Producer: Casey Atkins
Camera/Audio: Casey Atkins, Lindsey Topham, Sarah Ganzhorn, Ian MacLellan
Drone Videography: Ethan Cohen

Music: Kourosh Dini, Ehren Starks

Newburyport Documentary Film Festival 2015