Thursday, June 2, 2011
LOST IN LIVING Documentary Film Newsletter #3
In just a few months I have reached close to half of my funding goal! Thank you to everyone who contributed, shared links, posted on Facebook and liked the Facebook page. I am grateful and humbled by your support and belief in this project. Post-production is underway!
As part of the campaign I will be introducing one of the remarkable women from the film each month. To celebrate the beginning of Summer here’s your chance to meet CAREN MCCALEB, amazing friend, mother, editor, and all around inspiring artist! If you've already liked the Lost In Living Facebook page or we are already friends on Facebook or you follow me on twitter, please look for new postings and films by Caren each week for the month of June. (See below for the Facebook and twitter links.)
“You can’t want an outcome to be the starting point of why you’re being creative.”
Facts about Caren:
•Lives in Los Angeles, CA.
•Married to the King of Toast.
•Mother of one daughter.
•Nationally exhibited Surrealist Painter.
•Video Editor and Filmmaker.
•On Youtube since the beginning with over 1500 subscribers (who knew there were 1500 people interested in personal art/documentary hybrid films on fear, dance, family and transcendence).
•Most recent (editing) work screened on PBS in May 2011.
•Short film “Creation” screened at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival.
•Graduate of Cornell University.
A link to Caren’s film “The Ineffable”: http://bit.ly/lo0IUG
“What interests me is the ineffable. I’m not interested in culture, I’m interested in something very fundamental to the act of being alive.”
Info about LOST IN LIVING and how you can help:
LOST IN LIVING follows four remarkable women, all artists as well as mothers. Through intimate, verite scenes, and in-depth interviews, this film illuminates how the choice of being a mother can affect one’s art and approach to creativity. Further, the film explores parenting expectations and failures, issues of friendship and marriage, the monotony of domestic routines, and most importantly who we are in the world and how we all struggle with the balance of family commitment and personal work.
Tax deductible contributions to LOST IN LIVING can be made on-line by visiting the website (here) and clicking on the “donate” tab or you can mail a check written out to: Filmmakers Alliance, 1218 East Palm Street, Altadena, CA 91001 (with LOST IN LIVING in the subject line of the check). Tax I.D. #95-4449125
To view a ten-minute excerpt of the film, please go here
Like the Facebook Page here.
Follow me on twitter here.
Please feel free to forward this blog and share it with friends. Thank you again for your help and support.
All the best,