Dos Almas spawns companion film; "InBetween: One Body, Two Spirits, Third Gender"
It is hard to believe that you contributed to my Two-Spirit Project (Dos Almas)almost 4 years ago! Thanks to your help I was able to complete the... Read more
I am still amazed.....
I am still amazed that we pulled this whole Two- Spirit Film Project off......
Every day I fall deeper and deeper in love with my actors, cinematographer, editors and composer... Read more
What's too long....... more than a year?
If you had told me a year ago I would still not be finished with my film.............
Firstly, I apologize for the lack of communication these last months and the fact that the... Read more
So, you may be wondering what is going on with Dos Almas......
Good question. The music was being laid in, Dawn Avery, our composer actually spent a whole day in the... Read more
Dos Almas the film dot com
Dos Almas; una historia sobre la aventura de Florita en los montanas IS the official name of my new film which is currently in post production. Dos Almas, Dos Almas,... Read more
Got picture.......... Now what?
Happy New Year!
I have erased 4 full length updates with clever stories and interesting links about many of the people involved on this project. It is now 11pm. I... Read more
let the editing begin.......
So, I am happy to report that an editor has been found who will be coming out to Seattle from NYC to edit the footage from the Two-Spirit Project. Brooke Swaney, a... Read more
Finally I will relax......... (in a minute)
The movie is on the hard drive, the damp clothes are now piled in the bathroom, one step closer to the washing machine and I will sit and watch TV... Read more
No..... that can't be. Was it the extra $500 permit costs? Was it the 2 flat tires on the motorhome? Was it because my grand plan to all stay at... Read more
Wrapping up and other things......
Have you had a chance to see the bits of footage we put up? I think the images look pretty spectacular don't you? I ask because it is easy... Read more
So we shot the film...........
and now it is time to make sure I can pay for it........
I have worked on many films over my lifetime in various capacities and I will have to... Read more
was a great success! The images we compiled were amazing... Lars Larsen is a God! Jennifer Lisa Vest emanates two spirit philosophy to a tee and the relationship between the... Read more
it's only 3:09am
and I am still not asleep. The room phone will ring in 3 hours and I will take a shower, lots of fish oil and some strong coffee. Of course ... Read more
Here we go........
It is late again, though not like it has been. I am generally a night owl so 10:30pm is often my starting time, tonight not so much. My 3:30am bedtimes... Read more
Ever since I was a kid...
I have wanted to be a filmmaker. I made several short super 8 films before I turned 14. In High school I joined the yearbook staff as a photographer and... Read more
Permission to fail....
Putting my idea onto film is actually a fairly terrifying process. Firstly, there is an unspoken desire to please and inform everyone or at least others beside myself (in the... Read more
Too many late nights
Six weeks ago I decided to make a movie. Since then, I have recruited 3 producers, a grant writer, 2 costumers, a native plant specialist, a native fishing expert, a hairdresser,... Read more
Fundraising while in pre-production....
Most people raise money before they shoot a film. They go out to their supporters, tell them all about their ideas, get some important people attached then eventually attract a... Read more
The Significance of Two-Spirit...
Discovering the significance of the Two-Spirit concept was life changing for me. Being a lesbian/two-spirit/trans/queer myself who came out in a christian judeo culture and catholic family presented me with plenty of opportunities to see myself... Read more
Is story over-rated?
Now I'm not one to predict the outcomes of movies I watch AS I watch them ( I do know someone who does this) but I do know when a... Read more
Two Spirit Fisherwoman
"Is there really such a person?" I asked when I received the lead. Hell ya! I was told. Indeed I called her earlier this afternoon. She answered the phone in... Read more
location location location...
After driving 8 hours yesterday, it was determined that we would indeed shoot in North Bend, WA. Things are moving forward quickly and your financial contribution to this project is greatly... Read more