Congratulations to producer/director Heather Courtney, whose film WHERE SOLDIERS COME FROM recently won a News and Documentary Emmy!
YOUR BEHIND THE SCENES LOOK AT FILMS NOT COMING SOON TO A THEATER NEAR YOU...This blog is dedicated to promoting the art of independent filmmaking. The films profiled here are conceived and created outside the studio system and are brought to you, the public, without the aid of a major distributor. Though they might experience a limited theatrical release, they will largely be available to wider audiences through outlets like Netflix, YouTube or by direct purchase.
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Friday, October 19, 2012
Despite the fact that, in typical GJ style, NO ONE bothered to purchase their tickets in advance, flooding the box office in numbers 300+ 15 minutes before the show...AND...despite the fact that my husband's work extended into the late night hours and left me desperate for child care and running out the door last minute with neither a coat and nor my new digital camera (hence the crappy iphone photos)...
Good vibes STILL managed to fill the air as REVEAL THE PATH screened for a Grand Valley audience that packed the house and left the Mesa Theater's owners scrambling for extra seats! How perfect to host this film in the mountain biking mecca that is the Grand Valley. I know, easy sell, right?
The second film from director Mike Dion delivered his trademark flair for blending breathtaking landscapes and intense biking sequences with meditative reflection on the spiritual side of connecting with nature and exploring the broad palette of humanity that audiences familiar with RIDE THE DIVIDE, which Dion produced, anticipated coming in.
We were honored to the share the spotlight of last night's event with members of COPMOBA and the organizers of the F-TOWN GEARDOWN, some of the many visionaries who saw in this region the potential for world-class mountain biking and whose tireless efforts are transforming that dream into reality.
Seriously. I really need to get my circa-1994 Specialized hybrid onto REAL dirt more than once in its lifetime...
REVEAL THE PATH left viewers hungering for the thrill of the ground-level adventure that only biking will satiate. The moviegoers I spoke with left the theater feeling inspired and empowered to venture out and discover the treasures that lie just beyond every horizon. Many thanks to road-weary Mike for making the trek over the divide to lend a personal touch to the evening. It was great to re-connect face-to-face after months of hashing out the logistics of RTP's world premier tour over the phone. What a fantastic opportunity it was to serve as Tour Manager for one of the more thought-provoking films of its genre.
Was excited to hear about potential upcoming projects for Mike, which might include films involving the Colorado Trail and the Iditarod bike race. Looks like he'll have his hands full trying to get back into top form to brave the trails and the elements after months enduring the sedentary nature of the editing process. No doubt he'll be ready to roll when the time comes. Can't wait to see what's around the corner for this fresh and invigorating new voice.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Catch me on the KKCO 11NEWS noon broadcast today promoting tomorrow night's GJ screening of REVEAL THE PATH! Not in the area? Stream it live here!
What: GJ Screening of mountain biking adventure film REVEAL THE PATH
Where: Mesa Theater in downtown GJ
When: Thursday, Oct. 18th 7pm
Tickets: $11 advance, $13 door
Monday, October 15, 2012
Hey, Western Colorado...don't miss this exclusive screening of Denver filmmaker and biking enthusiast Mike Dion's latest film, the follow-up to 2010's RIDE THE DIVIDE!
So excited to bring this great film to the Mesa Theater. The bike becomes an agent of exploration as viewers tour various points from Alaska to Nepal while navigating the steep terrain of the human spirit. Mike's unique style of though-provoking adventure holds something for everyone, biker or not.
Not in the Western Colorado region? Visit the REVEAL THE PATH official website for screenings near you or to find out how to bring it to your area...
Can't wait to see you there!
Want a taste of the action?? View the trailer here I will post my exclusive interview with Mike in a bit!
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Packing up to head southwest for the Flagstaff Mountain Film Festival and my friend Kristi's fabulous sneak preview event for the upcoming documentary WRENCHED, including the fantastically talented filmmaking team of which not only she, but also producer Kurt Engfehr (Bowling for Columbine, Fahrenheit 9/11) are a part. Outfitted with a sweet and shiny new Blue Snowball Mic and Logitech HD webcam am hoping to score some great interviews with the filmmakers, audience members and masterminds behind this ever-growing Northern Arizona tradition. Stay tuned!
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Can't think of a better way for all of you out there to separate yourselves from the wads of cash burning holes in your pockets...So anxious to get a sneak preview of this groundbreaking documentary at the upcoming Flagstaff Mountain Fim Festival!
Monday, October 1, 2012
|REVEAL THE PATH set to screen at the Mesa Theater in Grand Junction on Thursday, Oct. 18th|
Why do things always turn out this way? Every intention to gain control of my life is undermined by the forces of entropy...I sit here, pajama-clad and un-showered, desperately trying to prepare for a last minute interview with Mike Dion, director of REVEAL THE PATH, scheduled to grace the Mesa Theater screen on Thursday, Oct. 18th at 7pm.
So much for clearing the mountain of dust that has been accumulating on every surface of my house.
Yes, readers, I'll gleefully be pulling this one out of my arse...but can't miss out on the opportunity to plug this fabulous film, the thinking man's answer to your typical outdoor adventure flick.
Tune in to KAFM TODAY from 12:00-12:30 MST to hear Mike reveal the path from concept to completion!