Last year we did some coverage of the Home/Resilience installation at the Augusta Colonial Theater. In digging through the footage we forgot about this gem of Joyce Fessenden. Joyce is a sweet pianist seen here playing some welcoming tunes in the gorgeous Colonial lobby. She used to play piano at the St. Mark’s Home for Women, the focus of Home/Resilience. Ain’t she sweet?
It’s been awhile since we added to the blog, but we’re back! Just got back from an amazing trip down to Columbia, Missouri to see the True/False Film Festival. It was an amazing melange of film, music, food, and merriment. We didn’t screen this year, but we hope to return with a film at some point soon. If you haven’t been, we highly recommend the event.
We are so excited to screen our film, Diver (made in conjunction with Caroline Losneck), at the esteemed Big Sky Documentary Film Festival in Missoula, Montana. This is a great venue for nonfiction films and we are honored to be a part of it. If you haven’t seen Diver yet, you can watch the shorter version, Diving for Scallops, which was a NYTimes Op doc in August,2015.
We had a great time screening our film, Diver (co-produced w/ Caroline Losneck) at both the Camden International Film Festival as well as the Newburyport Film Festival this weekend. Some interesting Q&A and an opportunity to see some great work by a number of other super talented filmmakers. Some great sessions at CIFF’s Points North where we were able to hear from industry forces like Andrea Meditch, David Teague, and Alex Gibney. We were also lucky enough to have our underwater cinematographer Heeth Grantham on hand as well as our subject, James Sewell. (some of the Q&A and post Q&A photos from CIFF are courtesy of the talented Alexandra Morrow)
We’re elated to share a new piece we produced with artist, filmmaker, and radio documentarian, Caroline Losneck (@CarolineLosneck) the NYTimes Op-Docs series, called Diving For Scallops. Underwater footage was filmed by Portland, Maine underwater specialist and all-around talent, Heeth Grantham. It’s been a long process, but it’s been worth it. A longer version will playing a number of film festivals this fall.