Netflix’s “13 Reasons Why” may be drawing serious attention to the topic of teen suicide but it is problematic to put it mildly.
“Not Alone”, directed by my client Kiki Goshay, is a non-fiction film where real teens give the best reasons why you don’t commit suicide as a teenager and where to get the help to see you through.
April has been my month for the Green Cinema.
“Wild Aid” with a feature doc for Chinese television to protect the Manta Ray
“The Goldman Environmental Prize 2017” with the Mill Valley Film Group
“Evolution of Organic” directed by Mark Kitchell premiered at the San Francisco Green Film Festival
“The Women’s March” directed by Mischa Hedges for Trim Tab Media produced by Iliani Matisse premiered at The SF Green Film Festival
MEN: A LOVE STORY from Northern California’s director Mimi Chakarova and editor Stephanie Mechura premieres.
It’s a road movie filmed by women looking for a redemptive side of men by coaxing them to tell their love stories. The first ten minute preview I saw convinced me I wanted to take the assignment: a reel of hard bit cowboys and oil rig worker who could model and an Oakland elder with a life force appetite as voracious as his twenty year old self.
The film has an original musical score performed by many, among them Nels Cline of Wilco and some of the subjects themselves who sing and play Americana roots music.
What do these men love: many of them love to cook and don’t come to the theater hungry unless you’re in an Alamo Drafthouse.
The American landscape and portrait cinematography by Stefania Rousselle and Mimi Chakarova is gorgeous.
I have never met my client.
He sent me his spot ungraded to me over the web.
His client is Crystal Geyser.
I sent back a grade and revisions.
He paid his bill.
And Crystal Geyser bought air time for the Olympics.
I saw it on broadcast in British Columbia in a pub in an “old folks home”.