Towpath Joe: Premiere

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Our film Towpath Joe Premiered today at Washington DC's Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital at the National Museum of Women and the Arts as part of World Water Day. There will be 5 additional screenings at locations around DC - details coming soon on the film's official Facebook page. Please tell your friends and help us have a great turnout for the film! It's been a real pleasure working with Joe, Mary, and the band over the past year as we completed the film.

Batala!

Women, Drums, and that Samba-Reggae Rhythm!
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This weekend my two teammates (Emily Wathen and Camilla Sumi) and I participated in Stone Soup Films, Doc in a Day. We had 2 days to shoot, edit, then screen a three minute film about one of the areas non-profit organizations (who also signed up for Doc-in-a-Day). The completed short documentary can be viewed on it's portfolio page.

 

Towpath Joe

 
 

This short documentary film follows island caretaker, musician, naturalist, and Potomac River advocate, Joe Hage. After moving to a small island adjacent to the C&O Canal and “inside the beltway” of Washington, DC, Joe reconnects with his passion for music and becomes a “diplomat” for the river.

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Producer: Emily Wathen
Directors: Susanne Coates and Emily Wathen
Cinematographers: Susanne Coates, Gabriella Garcia-Pardo and Emily Wathen
Editors: Susanne Coates and Emily 
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Los Angeles to Washington DC - Homeward Bound

Collapsed on the sofa and fell asleep still wearing my street clothes.
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I packed my backpack, took one final walk on the beach, had breakfast, then boarded the Hostel shuttle to the airport. That's right, I followed my own advice (See:Hanging in Venice Beach post) and did not try to save a few $$ by taking the city bus. Took the red-eye from LAX to Dulles, super-shuttled from the airport to home and arrived back in Dupont circle at 2:40 AM. Walked in the front door, dropped my pack and went to sleep on the sofa still wearing my street clothes. Exhausting trip, but definitely worth it :-)

G.I. Film Festival: Day 2

Film World Premier: We held our breath, how would the audience react?
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Today was the world premier of our film Raising The Barat the GI Film Festival. My teammates and I sat in eager anticipation as one by one the other films were shown, and the time slot for our film approached. How would the audience react? Would they like it? We held our breath as the film before ours ended and then there on the big screen, in the Disney Theater, we saw the opening scene of Jason - our main character.

G.I. Film Festival: Day 1

Arrrggg... I'm really terrible at identifying celebrities!
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Today was the first day of the G.I. - as in GI-Joe, not Gastro-Intestinal - Film Festival (GIFF). I attended a Filmmaker's bootcamp discussion panel earlier that included industry professionals. Among them was Michael Dorn (Star Trek the Next Generation's Mr. Worf) - If I'd have met him on the street I would have never identified him. Then I had a late lunch in the studio commissary and walked around the lot. I couldn''t go in buildings where they are actually filming, but it was still pretty cool. I'm really terrible at identifying celebrities - so I don't try.

Washington to LA Travel Oddessy

My Halloween Multi-modal Transportation Odyssey
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I departed Dupont Circle today on my way out to LA for two conferences: the GI Film Festival and World Animation and VFX Summit. I'm very excited to be attending the premier of our film Raising The Bar. Which will screen Saturday Morning at the festival.