Thanks again for your Kickstarter donation for our film, Peter and John. With your help we completed production, added four needed days to shooting, and managed to bring a 70 foot schooner from Cape Cod for the film's final scenes. All of this was made possible through your support.
I am now working every day with Josh Melrod to edit the film. I enjoy this work, shaping and reviewing and hammering out the details of each scene--where a subtle glance or well-timed reply can add a significant beat to character and story. Producer Virginia Joffe and I are also in the first stage of proposing a music residency where my longtime composers, Judy Hyman and Jeff Claus of the Horse Flies, will come to Nantucket to collaborate with island musicians for ideas and performance. I'll let you know how that develops.
My 2012 film, Northern Borders, was made the same way we produced Peter and John--through a collaboration between students and professionals, organized through Marlboro College. The film stars Bruce Dern, Genevieve Bujold, and Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick and it will screen during the coming week in New York City and Portland, Maine. The NYC screening is Thursday, June 12th at the Roger Smith Hotel at 47th and Lexington--through the Cinemonde Soiree, where people enjoy cocktails, wine, hors d' oeuvres, and desserts starting at 6:30pm--followed by the screening and Q & A at 8pm. Tickets are $45 -- but include all of the above. If you're interested, you can go to mistralartistmanagement.com to reserve tickets. The Maine screenings will be at The Portland Museum of Art -- 6:30pm Friday, June 13th and at 2pm Saturday and Sunday the 14th and 15th. Tickets are $8. You can see our Northern Borders trailer at Vimeo. Go to:
password: northern borders
We're also touring Northern Borders to dozens of towns this summer---so let us know if you'd like us to come to your town. If we can make it work, especially in New England and New York State, we will. But even dates beyond the region are fine--we'll start to travel outside New England this fall.
There are two new articles that came out about our Nantucket film shoot -- in the current issues of N Magazine (http://issuu.com/n-magazine/docs/n_mag_june/57?e=0) and Nantucket Today (http://www.nantuckettodayonline.com -- with a paywall to read the whole story).
I'll keep you up to date about our progress--thanks again for your support and --- let me know if you have any questions (firstname.lastname@example.org) or want to arrange a screening for Northern Borders or, starting next summer, Peter and John.