Due to the incredible hard work and opportunities from (in order of appearance:
John and Julie
Rob, Jen, Tymla, Maggie, Nikki, Lisa, Natasha, Louis, Carly, Zeb, and Andrew
Carol, Rocky, Dick
Thanks to Jenn, Andy, Laylony, Gabby, Louise, Micah, Jeff, and sweet ROB, Sports Authority, Random Acts of Kindness Foundation, Julie, John, Dick and Max, for everything this week of gorgeous work and play! Roll on the sacred circle in the trees.
to Damon, Rachel, everybody at PCAA, John, Julie, everybody who've put their thumbs in pie and pulled out plums, Dr. J, Sherri, Randy, Chris, Jen, Holly, Holden, JB, Doug, the skydivers, a big XXX to Ian and my nearly constant companion for the last couple weeks, Sherif Scott. Yes with only one T...
What a great way to start off the Summer. I really appreciate everything from PBS, John Wesley Anderson, and everyone who has been to contributing to the Tava Gathering. Thanks to Damon, Rachel, Courtney and Steve, Samsung, Paladino Casting, and Big Picture, as well as everybody at Hanger 30, and of course Max! Have a great holiday weekend!
Co-writing History, some amazing attachments, and one kick ass Asian girl who made a movie about Native American's
Here's to true Independent film and the brave souls who stay true to themselves in the making of them. An absolute privilege to spend some time today at the workshop/screening/celebration of Chloe Zhao's film "Songs My Brothers Taught Me", and her dog, Taco.
Chloé is a Beijing-born, US-based filmmaker. Her feature debut “Songs My Brothers Taught Me” premiered in US Dramatic Competition at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, where it was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize, and had its international premiere in Directors’ Fortnight at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival. The film, with Irene Bedard and Forest Whitaker producing, garnered a Golden Camera nomination at Cannes. Chloe was supported by organizations such as Sundance Institute, San Francisco Film Society, IFP, Film Independent, Cinereach and Time Warner Foundation. She was named one of the 25 New Faces of Independent Film by Filmmaker Magazine in 2013. Chloé received her BA in Politics from Mt Holyoke College and MFA in Film Production from NYU. She is currently developing her second feature titled “The Last Prairie” set in the Sandhills of Nebraska.
I'd also like to celebrate the amazing steps being taken with Future Proof and features to come, as well as to Greg himself for the brilliant performance in London last week, and the agent it secured him!
Finally, I am looking forward to co-writing a "UNTITLED" historical "fiction" feature based on and written with the biographer, for the next month! Fascinating stories material, that really writes itself. The documentary for PBS begins filming Monday!