The Feature Documentary, EVERY YEAR IN MAY (working title) is now in Post Production!
Undeniably, our democracy is under a great threat. Donald Trump and his dangerous and incompetent administration has weakened and compromised our essential federal departments and agencies. The essentials of a functioning government have been intentionally compromised and are operating, if at all, in a very reckless manor. Our global environment – science — national security — economy — healthcare — and our positive sense of self as Americans is being torn apart.
America has always been the strongest democracy on the planet and a model for the world… but not now. Trump with the unconscionable complicity of Congressional Republicans is putting our democracy in jeopardy of being compromised and weakened out of existence. Facts are labeled as “fake” in order to confuse the American people and divide us — up is down and down is up.
This increasingly dark era of Trump has led Leftwood Pictures into production on its next feature documentary film, EVERY YEAR IN MAY — a feature documentary film that tells a little known Native American story that is symbolic of the realities we face today.
Currently we are in the process of shooting pickup shots and interviews as we start editing this timely and extremely important feature documentary film.
Logline: For years, Chief Johnnie Bobb has been a lonely voice in the Nevada desert, quietly proclaiming outrage at the extreme dangers facing Mother Earth. Renewed nuclear testing and waste disposal on Western Shoshone Treaty Lands has become a growing threat in this perilous era of Trump. Chief Johnny Bobb finally connects with potentially the largest and most passionate turnout ever for his modest “Sacred Walk & Run” for Mother Earth.
The Women In The Sand has won two important awards at the 2017 IMPACT DOCS AWARDS!
We won the AWARD OF MERIT in the Feature Documentary category and the AWARD OF MERIT in the American Indian / Aboriginal People category.
The IMPACT DOCS AWARDS is a film industry competition judged by film industry professionals – directors, producers, cinematographers, editors and composers.
Their mission: To support and promote filmmakers who are making a difference in the critical issues of our times through producing impactful documentaries and who are inspiring and entertaining audiences with their stories.
Earlier in the year, The Women In The Sand was also honored as a finalist at the TMC LONDON FILM FESTIVAL and was granted the event laurel for its selection.
Stay tuned, the film festival season continues!
“The Women In the Sand” is completed!!! A major thank you goes to Sr. Editor Kate Fosselman of Leftwood Pictures and Online Editor Sean Stack at AlphaDogs postproduction facility in Burbank, for their inspired and tireless work to make what we feel is a great and Important film. It took more than 10 days of color correction, video effects, a little animation, titling, and lots of compositing to get it done. Next was the layback session to marry the picture to the soundtrack, and the film was finished. With no time to spare, we immediately started submitting the completed film to some of the major film festivals before their final deadlines, with more to enter down the road. I feel very good about our chances. Wish us luck!
After signing actor Edward James Olmos to be the narrator for the film (brought to us through the efforts of Producer Bob Goodman), we went into the recording studio at Ron McCoy Productions in North Hollywood and recorded a wonderful narration track with Edward and began building the soundtrack for the film.
With a great musical score by Matthew Castaldo and sound effects by Clayton Jarvis and Matthew Castaldo, Sr. Editor Kate Fosselman and Director Steve Jarvis worked with Audio Engineer Ron McCoy for two days to create a rich full soundtrack for the film. Kudos to the team for delivering such a great track.
What a joy!