Living With Lincoln


LIVING WITH LINCOLN chronicles how five generations of one American family have shared the “glorious burden” of collecting, preserving and documenting a vital archive relating to Abraham Lincoln. A story overflowing with valuable historical items including photographic prints from the Civil War, original glass negatives of Abraham Lincoln, a soldier’s diary, and even a lock of Lincoln’s hair, OAKES was tasked to visualize this archive on screen. Staging the family’s home with the original archive, OAKES shot live action cinematics, timelapse, and created graphic elements to tell this unique story of a family’s relationship to one of America’s most important presidents.


Director - Brian Oakes
Producer - Eva Lipman
Director of Photography - Clair Popkin
Graphic Design and Animation - Chris Chuang and Jess Hutchison
1st AC - Adam Gonzalez
Gaffers - Adam Lukens and Matthew Tomko
Grip - BK Kelley
Production Designer - CJ Dockery
Additional Filming - Spencer Millsap