During that period Elliot chronicled and interviewed the architectural landscapers and engineers who designed the tree landscape for the memorial for his documentary "The Trees."
The 39-year-old filmmaker said the work by these crews is an important testament to Ground Zero's rebuilding that deserved recognition by future generations.
"People can see the trees and it's a great park and beautiful but I feel that people don't necessarily know about the stories surrounding it," he said.
Elliot, who was in
The highlight is the Ground Zero "survivor tree," which was found in the rubble, preserved and replanted at the site at 2010.
"It is quite remarkable and the landscape architects who took care of it get really emotional when they think about it," Elliot said.
Elliot is wrapping up filming, which he financed on his own, and plans to start post production soon. He launched a Kickstarter campaign that aims to raise at least
"I think it's a great story and I want it to look good and sound good," he said.
The campaign has raised
"It is a compelling project," he said. "I've been following these people for five years now, and you get a good sense of what's driving them."
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