... and loading out location #1. Great shooting a great home.
Oh... you know the rules: you're just going to have to wait to see the shots. In the meantime... Wood Fence Nashville, TN
Later: A walk through the park, dinner.
Later still: Sitting on a porch, listening to the night with a purring black cat.
Great screening at UNF last night. The audience was engaged and the q+a was stimulating - it went on for an hour and 15 minutes! Thanks everyone who turned out for the screening, Kevin Anderson of UNF Ogier Gardens for putting it together, Army Vet (COL (retired) USA Nurse Corps) and Senior Nursing Instructor Linda Connely and MaryEllen Waugh, Garden Manager of BEAM (Beaches Emergency Assistance Ministry) Grace Garden for joining us on the panel. Woke up early, and before heading off to the airport we visited MaryEllen at Grace Garden. Amazing! Oh- and we did manage to make time for a walk on the beach.
The Atlanta Streetcar is having a test run tonight and we are covering it as part of the 'Where Atlanta' photo assignment. Safety meeting at 10PM- rolling at TBA on Auburn Ave between Jackson St. and Courtland St.
TBA turned out to be later than anyone expected... nuff said.
Looking west along Auburn Av
Looking east along Auburn Av Thx to the APD. Very cool. Thx Station 4, "THE SQUAD" and Capt. Chip at City of Atlanta Fire & Rescue
.... and headed to Oxford, Georgia to film Daniel Parson for a very special episode of FIELD TRIP!
We first met Daniel in 2008 when we showed up at Gaia Gardens where he was farming and we were working on our first foray into filmmaking with a FlipUltra mini-camera. Oh- the look he gave us that morning. Later, when we got to know each other better, he mentioned the little camera and how funny he thought we were.
That short documentary became FARM! and we have all since come a long way. True story.
Christine Anthony tapped to deliver keynote address "From Locavore To Farmer Advocate: Shinning A Light On The Next Generation Of Women Farmers" at the Pennsylvania Women's Agricultural Network (PA-WAgN) Symposium: "Women Farmers: Heros In Our Communities."
There will also be a screening of TERRA FIRMA at this event. Filmmakers will be attending.
There is no other way to begin this post than to say we are deeply honored. We are honored to have been given the chance to tell the stories of 3 amazing women: Anna Mann, Sonia Kendrick and Althea Raiford. Thanks go to them for trusting us to present their stories honestly. Their courage to lay themselves bare, to share their experiences of what it was like being in war and coming home and finding themselves changed in ways they could not at first understand, was humbling for us.
Making TERRA FIRMA challenged us in many ways. We wanted to push our own documentary filmmaking skill set to the edge and then see how much further we could go beyond that. It was not always easy, but we came out on the other side intact and still together. Knowing what these three women went through, what other veterans have gone through, what they are still going through, guided us through our darkest days- we could not allow ourselves to give up on our mission to get this project completed. And that is what kept us going. Thank you to the staff of the Rome International Film Festival for selecting the film, and to all those involved in giving TERRA FIRMA the Special Jury Award for Documentary Feature Film and presenting us with one of the best festival statues, The Sylvia. The award is for a thoughtful film that raises awareness about an important issue from a sensitive vantage point.
Early morning scouting shots in the corn fields northeast of Cedar Rapids during the filming of TERRA FIRMA.
The vastness of this region, with it's looming sky, it's forever vistas, makes one feel very small.