The Fascinating Story Behind Elgin Park, Fictional 1950’s Town in Miniature

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Elgin Park is a 1950’s utopia, a fantastical world, and an optical illusion. Artist Michael Paul Smith’s imaginative town – composed entirely of miniatures – delighted audiences worldwide when his photo series went viral.

For the first time, the documentary Elgin Park dives into the life of this charming, reclusive artist to reveal the dark inspiration behind his work.

View Michael’s work on his Flickr page:[email protected]
Director: Danny Yourd (
Cinematographer: John Pope
Production Company: Animal (
Editor: Mike LaHood
Sound Design/Mix: Defacto Sound

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