Friday, May 30, 2014

Updates for 2014 - even though it's more than halfway over!

School is out and Summer is almost here!

I've neglected the blog for awhile. Got caught up in Facebook and the Lost In Living Newsletter. So here's a quick update about what we've been up to.

In January we filmed a short documentary about the prolific and wonderful contemporary composer, Gunther Schuller. We are just finishing that up as I write this and will be sharing it very soon.

We completed a book trailer for the talented writer, Karen Maezen Miller. It is about her third book, Paradise in Plain Sight and we had the great fortune to spend all day in her beautiful 100 year old Japanese Garden. Click here to see the trailer.

Mary spent the semester teaching at Art Center College of Design and at Loyola Marymount University. She designed a new class for LMU to teach dance students how to make dance videos. And it was a blast.

Lost In Living screened at the Beloit International Film Festival in Wisconsin, and as part of The Egg, the Womb, the Head and the Moon exhibit in the UK, and at Canon Hollywood hosted by Los Angeles Camera Women and for Expressing Motherhood in Los Angeles.

The Library Journal gave Lost In Living it's highest rating saying it was highly recommended! YAY! The film was also streaming free for International Women's Day and for the entire Mother's Day weekend. Ma and Pa Films partnered with Expressing Motherhood, Mommy Tonk (a terrific comedy music duo) and author, Amanda Hirsch to share their work for Mother's Day. More free streaming opportunities coming soon. Like the Facebook page to get all the updates. DVD's are also available on the website here.

Mary has signed on to be a Sister Wifey with and is curating videos for her section of the channel. is a collaboration between Rebecca Odes and Jill Soloway. You can check out the site here and Mary's page here.

The summer is full of travels to start filming the new documentary project that may turn out to be some kind of hybrid - photos, website, video, music, etc. Stay tuned! And thanks for checking in.