Happy holidays from THE RETURN
December is the time when we all receive letters and emails for good causes seeking our support before the end of the year. Fear not— this is not... Read more
THE RETURN premieres
I hope you’ve all had a wonderful summer, and are beginning to gear up for the new season ahead. In that spirit, I’m happy to report that THE... Read more
Spring - time for new releases!
It’s been a long haul, but I’m happy to let you know you that THE RETURN is completely finished. After the lingering winter—just in time for spring! I’m... Read more
Filmmaking / Editing
THE RETURN is getting there! As we speak, colorist Ken Sirulnick in West Chelsea is tweaking and finessing the color of each shot, bringing out all the footage’s potential,... Read more
Locked cut….now what?
Finesse the cut point in the wedding scene to better line up with the composer’s revised music. At the violin’s entrance slide the edit from Katka’s close up... Read more
Music for The Return
Today was one of the most exciting times I’ve had with THE RETURN —a day in the recording studio with Paul Brill and a team of terrific musicians... Read more
Simchat Torah, and editing
Today is the Jewish holiday Simchat Torah, which marks both the conclusion of the annual cycle of Torah readings, and the beginning of the next cycle. In synagogues around the... Read more
"Return" and High Holidays
Greetings from THE RETURN. At the end of a busy summer of editing, I’m happy to report that things are really coming together with the film. I now... Read more
Last filming trip
Back in Poland for what should be the last shooting trip for THE RETURN. The main idea was to check in with the film's principal characters, all of... Read more
Nearing the end of shooting
Here at THE RETURN, the Spring of fundraising has finally turned into the Summer of filmmaking. As exciting (and effective!) as fundraising efforts were, this is a very welcome change. ... Read more
Going back to Poland
Hi Kickstarter friends,
After the flurry of Kickstarter activity in April and early May, it’s been a big relief to be able to take off my fundraising hat for a... Read more
One More Day!
32 hours left. That’s what the clock on the Kickstarter page says. I’ve thanked you all a lot--because I mean it!—and now it’s one last push. If you’ve... Read more
The Last Weekend!
This campaign is down to its last weekend, and it’s really ending with a flourish! A nice story just came out in Seattle based jew-ish.com that focuses front and... Read more
THE RETURN - Update #6
To THE RETURN team
The Kickstarter has 9 days left; it finishes next Sunday. It’s been quite a ride—we’re 70% of the way to the goal, with 236 backers! I’m... Read more
THE RETURN-Update #5
Things are definitely gaining momentum with this campaign—we’ve crossed the $30,000 mark and are 2/3 of the way to the goal….very exciting! That’s all due to your very... Read more
THE RETURN-Update #4
To THE RETURN team,
Two weeks in! Two weeks to go!
Our Kickstarter continues to gain strength and as of this update we are 43% funded and 203 donors strong.... Read more
THE RETURN Update #3
Dear Supporters and Friends
18 days to go in this campaign. 18 in Jewish tradition is "chai,' or life. Which of course is why 18 (and multiples thereof) is a... Read more