Check out the short documentary that I edited for Sahaya International, narrated by Academy Award winner Jeremy Irons, which details the AIDS epidemic in rural India. Sahaya International is a non-profit organization based out of Davis, California. Its mission is to promote awareness and education of social, medical and environmental issues in developing countries, particularly in India. [vimeo id="52198147" width="540" heigh="360"]
This week "Mountain Man" was recognized with a Silver Sierra Award at the 2011 Yosemite Film Festival. This is great news just a week ahead of our London premiere at the Raindance Film Festival on October 3rd. Also, because of the encouraging response to "Mountain Man," P.G. and I are considering cutting at least one more short doc from the footage that was originally shot for "Toxic Soup." The short will be about two-party politics in America, but what makes it unique is that it tells the story of the Mountain Party candidate Jesse Johnson's run for governor of West Virginia in 2008. We hope to have the film complete and ready to hit the festival circuit in 2012 just in time for the elections.
Through such efforts we hope to continue to promote "Mountain Man" as well as the larger brand of "Toxic Soup," while also encouraging people to take third party candidates more seriously.
Last weekend I met up with director Andy Lauer from Reel Aid and Dr. Koen Van Rompay from Sahaya International to work on the editing and general post-production of their short documentary. The meetings were a huge success and we made a TON of progress on the film. Although there is still some work to be done, we are very close to a final cut and a 2 minute trailer will be available even sooner.