Hello again! Wanted to share some exciting news and give you guys a quick update on how the film is progressing ... so much has changed in a short few weeks. I was very excited to find out that the film will be featured in Duke Magazine this month! Keep an eye out for it. Also, save the date because we are holding a screening in the DCTV Studio in Chinatown on January 25th at 5:30pm. More details to come as the date approaches, but please mark your calendars as we would love to see you there.
As for the film itself, we are getting closer to picture lock as we nail down the structure of our stories and finalize sequencing. Right now, we are in the process of adding music. Though the images are beautiful on their own, it is amazing how drastically a few notes can change your reaction to a scene. Music has the power to frame our interpretation and heighten our reactions to even the smallest details. If you have any thoughts or recommendations of composers or styles of music you'd like to hear in the film, please send us a message!
I will leave you today with a few stills of another amazing woman featured in the film, Anupama Joshi. Anupama was the first female air force pilot in the Indian army. However, unlike her male counterparts, she was forced to retire from the army after only 15 years of service - less than the minimum # of years required to receive her pension. She quickly became a champion for women's rights everywhere as she took her case to India's highest courts and won. Though the army asked her to return to service with all her benefits in tact, she refused. In her time away from the armed forces, she had discovered the power of microlending and was already hard at work bringing change to the rural areas of India where she grew up. Once you meet her on camera, I hope you will all be as touched by Anu's story as I was - she is truly an inspiring woman.
Lots more where this came from - talk to you again soon, hope you're having a fantastic weekend!