Vito After has been added to the library of the USS New York, the battleship forged with steel from the World Trade Center. Check it out at www.dreamslate.net.
Diana Braun from Body & Soul: Diana & Kathy is going to be the keynote speaker of the 2010 Texas Advocates Peer to Peer Project in Corpus Christi on August 7! The conference is also bringing filmmaker Alice Elliott out as well. Check out www.texadvocates.org for more information. Diana and Alice are also going to the AAIDD conference in June in Rhode Island as Diana is part of a presentation on setting up an independent living environment.
New group of films I’m helping – www.dgeneratefilms.com – a diverse group of both fiction and non-fiction films that hail from China but are banned there! Check them out!
I will definitely be attending American Library Association in Washington DC at the end of June so please let me know if we can meet while there and any cool meetings you suggest showing up to.
Opinions Worth Sharing
Recently, one of my brilliant, supportive librarian friends explained his purchasing process for films for his university and, as I’m always answering questions from filmmakers about how their films get used in secondary settings, I think it’s invaluable insight. Thank you, Tom @ UNLV for allowing me to send your thoughts out into the world…
“…most of us who find ourselves working in media libraries are quite passionate about film and, in an ideal world, would love to spend our money with independent filmmakers. Unfortunately, we all have limited budgets to work within and these days many of our budgets are shrinking at an alarming rate. And in many libraries, the media collection does not get the type of budget and attention it deserves to begin with.
Without the option of buying the home version, my decision goes from buying the institutional version or the home version to buying the institutional version or not buying it at all. And with my budget as it is, I’m doing a lot of not buying of things I would love to have in my collection. I don’t like it because their content is still as great as ever, but I just don’t have the money and our collection suffers because of it. Difficult decisions indeed.
I would love to be in a position to be more financially supportive. MY moral objective is to provide the best media collection for our patrons given the limitations of my budget. If that means I have to sacrifice one good $250 documentary to purchase ten good $25 documentaries that will support more students, then I have to go with the later.”
I started a Kickstarter.com fundraising page for Full Body Centric – please visit and, even if you can’t donate, please pass the information to people you know who are interested in health issues as I’m building a mailing list of like minded people:
You can use your Amazon.com account for this website. The way it works is that if I make the goal I set for myself – $3000 – by the deadline of June 15, that fund will be released to me, which will assist me shooting at the various places I’m scheduled to go. If I do not collect that amount by the deadline, nobody actually gets charged for any money they’ve pledged.
Secondarily, if you’d like to make a contribution using PayPal instead, you can do so with a link to the “work-in-progress” page I’ve created for the film at my website by going to:
There are buttons set up for donating either way…
When I go to Arizona for the American College of Homeopathy (May 22-26!) I will also be taping Dr. Iris Bell, who researches the “proving” of remedies, very excited!
I will also be taping at Homeopathy Works, a manufacturer of homeopathic remedies, on June 29!
You can also now buy copies of my previous films! A shopping cart function has finally been added!
Lastly, and the most fascinating to me, is this article about video software possibly conflicting with licensing agreements:
Thanks very much for your support of independent films…and if you have an “opinion worth sharing” I’d love to hear it as well.