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As Americans, we spend upwards of $10 billion every year seeking happiness. Additional billions (yes, plural) of dollars are spent annually on antidepressants. Yet we consistently rank low on the United Nation’s World Happiness Report. Today we are speaking with Adam Shell and Nicholas Kraft, the director/editor and producer of the film “Pursuing Happiness: A Documentary About Finding the Happiest People in America.” Adam and Nicholas spoke to over 400 happiness experts (many folks just like you and me) as they traveled over 6,000 miles, visiting 20 different states! Their tale is not a purely Pollyanna one though—to know the light we must experience the dark. What these two brilliant men do share, is a film with enormous heart. “Pursuing Happiness" has connection and community as its heartbeat; it is a film that had me burst out in laughter and silently shed tears. It is a film I intend to share over and over again with family and friends…and today I begin that sharing with you.
Our guest, Producer/Director Beth Harrington, discusses funding her most recent masterpiece, “The Winding Stream,” the story of the Carter Cash families, and Beth has the last interview with the one and only Johnny Cash.
For info about Carole Dean and From the Heart Productions visit http://fromtheheartproductions.com/
Our guest, Morrie Warshawski, is a consultant, facilitator, and writer who has spent 30 years specializing in the nonprofit sector. We are discussing his book, SHAKING THE MONEY TREE: The Art of Getting Grants and Donations for Film and Video Projects - 3rd Edition. Our focus is on raising money for documentaries. For more information about Morrie visit his website at http://www.warshawski.com/
For more information about Carole Dean and From the Heart Productions please visit http://fromtheheartproductions.com/
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What does it mean for LGBT couples to finally possess full marriage rights? And why does it matter? Nicholas Snow welcomes documentary filmmaker Rebecca Rice. Her film We Do reveals the stories of three LGBT couples, their journeys for legal recognition of their relationships and the impact that the pursuit of marriage equality has on their lives before and after the Supreme Court ruling on June 26, 2015.
Rebecca Rice is an award-winning independent filmmaker whose projects include: Stealin’ Home (feature, 1995; winner of 3 festival awards), FLMKR (feature, 1999; Cannes Forum selection), Segregated Sunday (documentary short, 2000), Join the Food Chain! (PSA, 2004; Gracie Award, Emmy Nominee), Wanda the Wonderful (documentary feature, 2014), We Need To Talk About A.L.E.C. (documentary short, 2014) and We Do (documentary feature, 2015). Additionally, Rebecca has written and produced corporate programming for businesses and cable television. Her projects have featured the celebrity talents of Terry Bradshaw, Linda Gray, Peggy Fleming, Robert Wagner, Cheryl Ladd, Sharon Gless and Pat Summerall. Rebecca holds a Master of Fine Arts in Broadcast-Film from Southern Methodist University.
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Our guest, Morrie Warshawski, works with nonprofits and filmmakers having difficulty realizing their full potential. He helps them create roadmaps to a better future through strategic planning. His work is characterized by a commitment to the core values of creativity, thoughtfulness, transparency, and tolerance. Warshawski has worked in the field for over thirty years as an administrator, consultant, facilitator, teacher and writer. He was the Executive Director of two media arts centers (Bay Area Video Coalition and The Media Project). He has served on numerous grant panels, was recently a judge for the International Documentary Compettion at DocAviv in Tel Aviv, and has consulted with dozens of independent filmmakers on career and fundraising issues. Warshawski is the author of many articles, and of two books on fundraising, Shaking The Money Tree: The Art of Getting Grants And Donations For Film And Video- 3rd Edition (Wiese Books, LA), and The Fundraising Houseparty: How to Party With a Purpose and Raise Money for Your Cause -2nd Edition. You can find him in cyberspace at www.warshawski.com.
Author and filmmaker Stormy May is changing the way equestrians think about their horses: no bits, no saddles....no riding. Her popular documentary film, The Path of the Horse, is a fascinating look at the horse and human heart and the other-worldy potential for their relationship.
About a decade ago, Stormy, formerly a champion competitor, instructor, and judge in equestrian sporting events, sold her ranch and bought a camera. She set out to travel the world and film the greatest horsemen and women, people whom she respected and read, and to learn a different and more humane way to work with horses. Her journey uncovered research that challenged her thinking and led her to look at her relationship with her own horses much differently.
She'll share her journey and her thoughts on horses in this conversation on Minstrel and Muse.
Joanna Rabiger shares Fundraising and Professional Writing for Documentary Films: proposals, crowdsourcing (Indiegogo, Kickstarter, etc).
For information about Carole Dean and From the Heart Productions please visit www.FromtheHeartProductions.com.
“Back on Board: Greg Louganis” is an intimate portrait of the public triumphs and private struggles of trailblazing openly gay athlete Greg Louganis. In this episode, Nicholas Snow presents his coverage of Greg at the 2015 Palm Springs International Film Festival, and offers an encore presentation of a previous red carpet inter view with the Olympian.
A refreshingly candid documentary film about this four-time Olympic champion, “Back on Board” follows Greg Louganis over the past three years as he struggles with financial security and reunites with the sport he once dominated but not welcomed in. The threat of losing his house during the recent financial crisis forces Louganis to re-evaluate the choices, relationships, and missed opportunities of his career.
With unprecedented access, the film reveals the complicated life of an athlete whose grace, beauty, and courage sparked a worldwide fascination with diving. It chronicles Louganis’ rise from a difficult upbringing to nearly universal acclaim as the greatest diver ever, and from pioneering openly gay athlete with HIV to an overlooked sports icon. “Back on Board” is the engrossing story of an American legend as he re-emerges on the world stage to combat prejudice, promote tolerance, and return to the diving world after a long period of absence to act as a mentor to the next generation.
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In this episode of the Movie Geeks United! original series The Art of the Documentary, director Gabriela Cowperthwaite discusses her acclaimed film Blackfish.
For more information on The Art of the Documentary series, including a complete line-up of all-new and archived interviews, visit http://www.moviegeeksunited.net.
Today I bring you the the film Maker Jamel Northen
A native of Philadelphia, PA, Jamel Northern worked for 12 years as a video editor at WTXF FOX-29. Jamel felt the need to follow his dream of working in narrative film and TV, so he returned to his alma mater Temple University, where he received a MFA in Film and Media Arts in May 2015. During his time in the program he worked on two short films: Groundhogs and Blind Date (his thesis film.) He is currently working on a feature length script while trying to burn off some calories to get his Magic Mike bod on.
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