It has been a while since our last Three Days to See update, but we’ve had some exciting (and surprising) developments in our story, and as all good documentary filmmakers do, we ran to capture the action as it unfolded.
As you know, our team has followed Michelle through her first year post-Perkins. Her next steps did not pan out the way Michelle and her family hoped, but as bad as things became, Michelle stayed positive, and slowly made inroads toward independence. So when Michelle told me she was looking forward to Alumni weekend at Perkins this month, we decided that filming her reconnect and reflect at Perkins would be an important part of the story. It turns out we were right, Michelle received great news about her future and we caught it all on camera! With a light of hope burning on the horizon, we returned to Michelle’s home in Bangor, ME, and witnessed her new-found excitement and enthusiasm at the possibilities ahead and the chance at a much-deserved bright future. We can’t wait to move forward with the edit process now that we’ve found the film’s third act (or, using Helen Keller’s structure, Michelle’s “Third Day” to see).
In other news, we thank you for your patience in receiving your Kickstarter rewards, but please know that your Kickstarter goodies are on their way! Jordan and I will be sending out Kickstarter rewards this week, so look for us in your snail mail!
Finally, we are excited to announce a new member to our team. Jeff Consiglio has signed on as a Producer. Jeff edited one of my favorite films, the Academy Award Nominee for Best Documentary Feature, War Dance, Jeff also edited the film Inocente which was the Oscar winner for Best Documentary Short in 2013. His latest is Life According to Sam, which had its World Premiere at this year’s Sundance and will be seen on HBO. We highly recommend you watch them all!
We are SUPER excited to share Michelle’s journey - her three days to see - with the world as our story evolves and unfolds. Anything could happen!
More soon and thank you for your patience, faith and support! Email me anytime with any question or just to say “hi” at: email@example.com!
P.S. Here is a clip of Michelle on NBC’s Rock Center. The piece is not connected to our film, but it’s always fun to see Michelle’s enthusiastic spirit shine through. Enjoy!
CLICK HERE: http://www.nbcnews.com/video/rock-center/51980071#51980071