Here is a Drawing the Tiger update—We are in Nepal! TONS going on. Read on to catch up with Drawing the Tiger… View this email in your browser This past weekend Drawing the Tiger screened twice at Film Southasia—The Darnals, the family in our film were there for both. It was a wonderful whirlwind and we will try
Here is a Drawing the Tiger update— Last month Amy went to Malaysia to screen the film at a festival and to show Kumar, the protagonist, the movie for the first time. She was nervous. Here is what happened. View this email in your browser Drawing the Tiger in Malaysia: The
It has been a summer of getting reacquainted with ‘real life’. And it has taken some doing. Last summer was crazy—like capital-C CRAZY. As we translated, raised finishing funds and edited ‘final’ after ‘final’ version of the film—we barely slept, barely showered and subsisted on coffee and deeply discounted sushi from the Asian market across the street from our studio.
I don’t know where to begin. There is so much to say.
Since we last wrote, SO much has happened, and it has been difficult to process. I think I will try to relate it (and record it) by giving a timeline of events:
April 10th: We complete our Kickstarter campaign for the film’s
Amid horrible news out of Nepal, we are hoping that our world premiere screenings at Hot Docs will be a platform for conversation about how best we can direct support efforts. We have been busy just arriving and getting oriented, and have not yet quite had time to take it all in and assimilate the news to understand it
Y’all! Supporters of Drawing the Tiger (Formerly called The Girl Who Knew Too Much),
Things are exciting!
We are exactly ONE MONTH away from Drawing the Tiger’s World Premiere at Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival!
I just love saying that—WORLD PREMIERE!
If you have not had a chance
I actually wrote this essay years ago. I believe in December of 2011. Even though some of you may have read it before, I am posting it again for two reasons:
1. A lot of you I just met in the last few years and are new-ish to Drawing the Tiger. I want to catch everyone up with how this all began.
Happy Happy New Year! Despite our personal filmmaking roller coaster angst (see below) and the heart-sinking chaos of the world, I believe 2015 is going to surprise us with its LOVE and ABUNDANCE. This world has an amazing capacity for both.
2014 was a big year. Like, HUGE! We finished the film (okay, all but music, sound, color and graphics)—and I can’t quite
We’ve got some heroism in the studio these days. Let us raise a toast (or a few thousand dollars!) to Shraddha, Neeta and Anzeela, who are doing the incredible work of translating this footage.
GiveBig has begun, and the theme this year is HEROES! Our heroes right now are our translators. Last year, donations we received during GiveBig are what