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A documentary chronicling the life of artist Sharon Stern-Ostermayer. Read more

Austin, TX Documentary
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A documentary chronicling the life of artist Sharon Stern-Ostermayer.

Austin, TX Documentary
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Sharon Documentary Update

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Hello Backers,

I just wanted to give y'all a quick update about the Sharon documentary. 

With your support I was able to buy the equipment and hire the help to digitize and organize over 100 hours of video footage and more than 50,000 photographs. Most of this work was done in the second half of 2012. In 2013 I started to edit the film together but with a demanding day job progress has been slow. And honestly that progress got even slower when I fell in love and got married last year! But now I'm settling into a routine and am beginning to work on the film again. 

It's hard to believe that the first interview I shot was back in 2001. I've been working on this project for almost 15 years! Nearly half my life! Well I'm determined that 2015 will be the year I finish. 

Thank you for your support and your patience.

Best,

René

Send me your Sharon Stern photos, videos, & ART-ifacts!

Hello Beautiful Supporters of the Sharon Doc! 

Here is my long overdue update on the project. First off thank you all so much for supporting this project. Your support has allowed me to buy equipment, take time off work, and hire an editor to help me slog through all of the footage. 

And speaking of footage I'm still collecting photos and videos of Sharon as well as any art or other artifacts Sharon might have left behind. If you have anything you'd like to share that's already digitized then please just email me a copy (rjpinnell@gmail.com). Otherwise please mail me the media and I'll scan and digitize it myself. All material will of course be returned. 

My Address: 429 Hickory St, San Francisco, CA 94102

In other news I created a Facebook group to help me collect stories about Sharon as well as document major events in Sharon's life. Please join the group and invite anyone who knew Sharon to the group. In Facebook just search for "the story of sharon stern ostermayer" and the group should just pop up. I also created a Facebook profile for Sharon so I can chronologically organize all the stories and life events on a timeline. https://www.facebook.com/sharon.sternostermayer

Thank you again for all the help and support. 

René