"Spilled Water" — pka "Rise of the Phoenix"— Has Arrived
For those of you who haven't kept up with the development of this project, we have re-branded its name to "Spilled Water" this summer. This name emerged from... Read more
New Trailer and Getting Close to the Finish Line!
My sincere apologies for the long absence. We've been working hard on the editing of the film and have finished a 60 minute rough-cut at the end of... Read more
Looking beyond Phase 2 production
The long awaited phase 2 production of Rise of the Phoenix is over. I returned to Chicago last Saturday, tired but very happy about the outcome and can’t... Read more
Count down to the China Shoot
In a little more than 2 weeks, I'll be heading back to China (8/28 to 9/22) for phase 2 production of Rise of the Phoenix.
In the past few weeks,... Read more
Post Kickstarter Update Report#1
It’s been more that 3 months since my Kickstarter campaign. This update is long overdue and am delighted to give you a report on what’s happening on this... Read more
26 hours to go… Next year, how about we’ll be a part of the International Woman’s Day agenda?
Just slightly more than 24 hours to the deadline — a few kind pledgers were still trickling in last night. Can we get more to join to push... Read more
One more week to Deadline!
Next Saturday March 10, at precisely 12:33 p.m. EST, this campaign will be history. I am so grateful that you've made it possible to meet our goal way before the... Read more
A Huge Shout-Out of Heartfelt Gratitude!
We still have a week to the deadline. Though Kickstarter has not notified me officially yet, I’d like to give you all a huge air hug and thank you. Couldn’t... Read more
A Leap for Joy!
Success! How appropriate that on the leap day of this leap year, ”Rise of the Phoenix” has met its Kickstarter Fundraising goal! I am awestruck and humbled by the generosity... Read more
Another reason to take this project to the finish-line
I have recently finished a short clip on an interview with Wu Qing. She's an activist, a professor, a women's rights advocate and a founder of the Training Center for... Read more
A Reality Check at the Halfway Point....
Yeah! At the halfway point to the deadline, we are 70% funded!
This is amazing, but I must confess that there are moments in the middle of the night when... Read more
加油! 加油! - "jia yu" - in Chinese meaning keep adding fuel!
Two weeks into my Kickstarter campaign, 63% funded! I am humbled and excited by so much generosity and moral support. Feel like a marathon runner, must conserve energy for the... Read more
Exactly 10 days since Launch Day! Close to the halfway mark!
One thing I can't get over in this campaign is the generosity and kindness of my supporters — some I barely know and some complete strangers. Then there are the... Read more
A Million Thanks!
Wow! So thrilled! Just got a write up from Joe Erbentraut, Huffington Post-Chicago. He did an excellent job in sharing why I'm doing this project. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/31/may-tchao-evanston-filmma_n_1244744.html
It's liberating to... Read more
Pledge reached 10% of goal in 3 days! Keep it coming!
Yeah! I am totally psyched! My Kickstarter campaign is over it's 10% mark toward the goal in three days! Please keep the pledge going to reach my goal!
My heart-felt... Read more