A film about creative path making. Stories about "getting away" to find a way: To the city, to the woods, in the kitchen...and in life.
Stories From The Green Cabin is about my transitional year living in a rustic hunting cabin in Virginia. I moved away from my hectic and unfulfilling life in Brooklyn seeking some perspective on what to do next. At the cabin I hunkered down and read, wrote, blogged, and cooked. But most importantly, I met some amazing people who transformed my career path with their inspiring stories of creative path making.
With your support we'll be able to complete post-production on the first chapter of the film about writer and art director Lisa Weldon. We'll also be able to complete production on the chapter about New York Times food writer and cookbook author Cathy Barrow.
If we surpass our goal, we'll be able to produce the remaining sections of the four part film with our other (soon to be announced) talented collaborators.
Speaking of collaborators, here's a little bit more about our team:
Travis Edwards of District Parks Media is our editor and director of photography. Travis is an experienced videographer who has produced content for HGTV, Comedy Central, CNN, Spike TV, and the Discovery Channel. He recently completed an award winning feature length documentary about friendly fire in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Michelle Chu is our talented graphic designer and photographer. She is a professional event photographer from Richmond, VA.
And I'm Ally Turner Kirkpatrick, Producer and director of Stories From The Green Cabin. I've worked in film production on reality shows, documentaries, and commercials. I've also been a writer in residence at The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and The Vermont Studio Center.
Our team has worked together since January shooting the first half of this film, now we just need a final push to help us get through our rigorous summer shooting schedule and a busy fall of post-production.
Thank you for considering backing Stories From The Green Cabin!
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This is my first documentary film. I don't have much experience directing or interviewing, and I only recently learned to edit using Premiere Pro CS6. A potential risk is that it takes me longer to develop this project than it would a seasoned pro... but that's the idea!
That said, I've surrounded myself with talented and experienced people to guide me along the way. I'm confident our team can work through any delay or mishap. We've faced our fair share of setbacks so far: cars have been towed, schedules have conflicted, and jars have exploded in the canner. I'm happy to report that we've worked well as a team through it all. Our experience -- and our friendship -- has readied us to face new challenges with the second half of the film. We're a resilient and dedicated bunch, that I can guarantee.
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