To the wonderful community of backers who have supported Believe The Beat,
We have released a new trailer and are excited to share it with you and celebrate the fact that Believe The Beat is so close to being out in the world.
During the kickstarter process I had the good fortune of being introduced to Zak Kilberg and now I'd like to introduce him to you. Zak has had ample experience developing and producing short and feature length films in New York and Los Angeles and is the CEO and producer of Social Construct Films. He has the expertise and experience to help guide Believe The Beat into the final stages of post production and onward into the world of film festivals and distribution. Luckily, he was as excited as us about the story and volunteered to come on board as our executive producer :-)
I've learned so much over the past year about how long a film actually takes to complete and I've also had the helpful counsel of Zak, reminding me not to rush the important elements of what makes a film come together and what insures its foundation is as strong as possible.
That being said, this past six months has been spent tediously fine tuning the story as I receive useful insight and feedback from Zak and take into account responses from focus groups. We've also been tending to other elements. This has included a fantastic recording session that took place with Believe The Beat's talented composer, Anthony DeMarco and the vocal stylings of local talents, Sara Clark and Daniel Charuhas, as well as many long hours with BTB's fantastic editor, Corrinne Theodoru.
As the team and I finalize the last pieces of the film, Zak and I make choices about the best way to master it, (which is the process of final sound mix and color correction), as well as choices about what film festivals we'd like to submit Believe The Beat to. As that ball begins rolling it will be possible to accurately plan the Portland screening, so please stay tuned, as I promise you will have plenty of notice before we celebrate together and honor all of you, (via backer rewards), for your incredible support and participation in this process.
I continue to feel honored and humbled by the experience of directing this film and by the sincere and powerful displays of support I've received from such a large community of loved ones and strangers alike. It mirrors in every way the thing that first moved me about the group of dancers in Rio - solidarity in community and a powerful belief in art that you love.
The Believe The Beat team and I can't wait to share this with you!
May the winter bring you joy and rest and peace.
Jocelyn Edelstein and the BTB team
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