To mark the launch of the Voices for Bulembu campaign, Craig, Jesse and I put together this trailer. It was made with footage from my trip to Bulembu, Swaziland with the Canadian Tenors in August. Click the pic above to view the trailer in web-size (or download from the links below) then go check out their site.
Friend and fellow DP/Director Jesse Rosten put together this video to help friend & drummer Randy Miller. He’s been diagnosed with bone cancer, and is waiting to find out if state insurance will cover him. His family is facing the difficult prospect of treatment, and the uncertainty of how to pay for it. Have a watch and go here to contribute if you can.
Thanks to everyone who came out to the Canadian Premiere of Rwanda: Hope Rises. We had a great time, and a great turnout, almost selling out the first show. A lot of faces I didn’t recognize, which for me is one of our biggest successes. Everything went well – the excellent venue, a great pre-reception with wine, cheese and mingling, and a beautiful screen to watch the story play out on.
We had great media coverage, which helped with the turnout. Below is a video from local daily 24 Hours:
The film was also covered by the Province, Global TV, and the print version of 24 Hours which has a high readership on the daily commute.
I’ve been laying low, taking it easy over the last couple days. It was an exhausting sprint getting everything ready, but I am immensely satisfied with the result. Big thanks to Kelly, Mike, Chris and the rest of the volunteers, and to Wellspring for hosting the event. This event wouldnt’ve happened without you.
I tend not to re-blog things but this is hilarious. H/T Kara for the link… (BTW check out her blog about research in design)
At the end of such massive contest, both men had eloquent words to say – one of McCain’s best outings.
What was striking to me during this broadcast was the contrast between McCain’s crowd of supporters, and those gathered at Grant Park respectfully watching his last address.