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States of Grace Trailer

I couldn’t be more pleased to be associated with a project than Helen Cohen and Mark Lipman’s States of Grace, a beautiful documentary about Dr. Grace Dammann, and her arduous and inspiring journey of healing her shattered body after surviving a head-on automobile accident. This is one of those films everybody should see…Read More

Art Speaks Loudly: Floodwall

Floodwall/DrawerSpeaks, New Orleans, LA  I’ve been documenting the work of dear friend and artist Jana Napoli for 25 years now. After the levees failed in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, inundating her beloved city New Orleans, she began walking the devastated neighborhoods and studying the insides of each home cast out onto the sidewalks. The 700+ abandoned drawers she collected became the building blocks for Floodwall, Read More

VIDEO – New Day Films Rocks!


New Day Films Annual Meeting 2013

Just back from an intense and inspiring four days in Northern California with my professional tribe: the 80+ social issue documentary filmmakers of the New Day Films collective. This is my twentieth year in the co-op (20!), and I have seen it grow from under thirty members doing DIY distribution to a sophisticated, cutting edge and profitable company, run by activist filmmakers with a passion for changing the world through documentary film.Read More

New Trailer for BE HOME SOON

Trailer for Be Home Soon The latest from Shirley Thompson Editorial… a new trailer for a gorgeous film by Bay Area Filmmaker Melissa Howden, called BE HOME SOON. A man who would become a saint: Rev. Frederick B. “Ted” Howden, Jr., a small town minister from New Mexico, leaves his wife and three small children to volunteer as an Army Chaplain in 1941. He’s halfway around the world in the Philippines when World War Two erupts…only his letters home survive.Read More

iPhone: Vimeo & YouTube For Clients on the Go

iPhoneVimeo1Are you an iPhone user? Do you watch YouTube and Vimeo clips on your phone?

Today I just want to share a cool iPhone function that came in super handy with a client review last night. I was working late, and needed my client to watch a video and give me feedback. Typically I use my Vimeo channel to post video works in progress on password-protected web pages. My client was home, and so she received the email with the video URL on her iPhone, clicked on the link and viewed the video on her iPhone. Then, her terrific idea: she paused the video on the shots she wanted to change and took a screenshot with her iPhone and emailed the screenshot to me with her feedback.Read More

New Video of Peace Pilot Installation for PeaceDay

I love it when an irresistible project comes along. A project so compelling that I know in my gut and my heart that no matter what, I have to jump in and help make it happen. That’s how I felt about Trayc Claybrook’s PEACE PILOT, a monumental video installation of four films she made about peace, with which we enveloped an entire building. It was luscious. Read More

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