Dawn Young and Jon Pousette-Dart Featured in Columbia Journal


Recently, Dawn and Jon Pousette-Dart were interviewed for an article for the Columbia Journal called, “Get Real: More Than the Title of a Song.” Written by Carla Stockton, who writes a semi-weekly piece about life in Manhattan for the Columbia University publication, “Catch and Release.” it features some great information on all of Dawn and Jon’s history, as well as new projects that are on the way.

Read the write up here: (http://catchandrelease.columbiajournal.org/?p=4466)

Ms. Stockton, nonfiction editor of Issue #53, is a lifelong on-and-off New Yorker, who, after living for 13 years in exile in the southwest desert, brings a returnee’s perspective to the city. As a fully licensed sightseeing guide, she has a particular intimacy with the area and is never reluctant to share it with others. Carla’s semi-weekly column will discuss people, places and events in and around Manhattan. Follow her here.

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“Who I Am” Wins Best Music Video at The Columbia Gorge International Film Festival

In addition to winning “Best Music Video” at the Golden Egg Film Festival, Jon Pousette-Dart’s Music video for “Who I Am,” directed by Dawn Young, has won “Best Music Video” at the Columbia Gorge International Film Festival.


Chronicling the disease of Alzhiemer’s, “Who I Am” visually and sonically illustrates the challenges that are associated with loved ones whom are struggling from its depths.

Additionally, two new official selections for “Who I Am” in upcoming film festivals are LaFemme International Film Festival in Los Angeles and Silent River Film Festival in Irvine, California. Both festivals will take place concurrently on Oct 16-20 in the Los Angeles area.


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“Who I Am” WINS Best Music Video at the Golden Egg Film Festival!

*Update 11/17/14* – The music video for “Who I Am” has WON “Best Music Video” at the Golden Egg Film Festival! Congratulations to everyone who was involved for all their hard work and dedication to the production of this video!

Our music video of the song “Who I Am”   http://wp.me/ptiX7-8o  written by Jon Pousette-Dart, Jaime Kyle and myself and performed by Jon and Jaime. It has been selected to be screened at the Golden Egg Film Festival on May 4nd, 2014 in Cancun, Mexico! Check out our nomination in the nominations section on the Golden Egg Film Festival website —–>http://goldeneggfilmfestival.com/index.php


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“Who I Am” music video screens in 2 more festivals!

Our music video “Who I Am” on the subject of Alzheimer’s disease sung by Jon Pousette-Dart and Jaime Kyle will be screening at the BostonFilmFest  in their Shorts Program 1,  Saturday, October 26  at 12 noon,  in Theater 1 at the Revere Hotel,

Also on the schedule for “Who I Am”  http://bit.ly/1dkDkDa       is a screening at the Big Apple Film Festival in New York City  Thursday, November 7th,  9:30PM  as part of the group Short doc  #1 at the Tribeca Cinema Image 54 Varick St.




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“Who I Am” receives a new award!

Laurel-AWARD-OF-EXCELLENCEOur music video  of the song “Who I Am”   http://wp.me/ptiX7-8o  written by Jon Pousette-Dart, Jaime Kyle and myself and performed by Jon and Jaime  has been honored again!  The International Film Fest for Environment, Health & Culture-Jakarta, Indonesia will screen the video during their festival in May.  http://internationalfilmfestivals.org/EHC/winners.htm  (scroll down to “Documentary Shorts”)

On the subject of Alzheimer’s and my experience with my mother, the song highlights the journey traveled by those who have lived with a loved one experiencing “the long goodbye”.   Hopefully this attention will raise awareness of the need for more answers in the search for causes and cures for the  ever increasing appearance of this disease.


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“Isle of Capri: A Song of My Mother” screening Tomorrow!!

Come and end Women’s History Month the right way by stopping by Ooba Lounge in Brooklyn to view my Award Winning short film, “Isle of Capri: A Song of My Mother” tomorrow, Tuesday March 26, 2013.

Isle of Capri: A Song of My Mother” is a short film showing how music can uplift the lives of Alzheimer’s patients and allow caregivers a meaningful experience with their loved ones.  When my mother was diagnosed with this disease my husband, Jon Pousette-Dart, and I found a way to enhance her existence and that of her housemates through song.

This Women’s History Month event will also feature other award winning short films, two poets, documentaries, a stand up comedian, and a comedic comedy sketch .

Food and drinks will be available for purchase.

Below are full details about the event:

Women’s History Month Event

Ooba Lounge 617 Grand St. Brooklyn (Williamsburg)

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

from 6:30 PM to 10:30 PM

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Caregiver Bill Batson’s loving watercolor tribute to his Dad

PWC_Nov-181-421x600Last week I had the pleasure of meeting Bill Batson who has painted a daily watercolor sketch of his father who is living with Alzheimer’s disease. Here is an article that Bill posted in the Nyack News & Views.

“Every morning for the last year, I have created a watercolor portrait of my father, William Prime Batson. I started the project on his 90th birthday on October 22, 2011. On Sunday, October 21, 2012, I completed my 366th painting.

Physically, my father is robust: cognitively he is in decline. He doesn’t know my name, or our relationship, but the bond between us is strong. He seems to particularly enjoy our 6:00 am portrait painting sessions. You can’t see his eyes in any of my paintings because he is concentrating on the delicious breakfast I serve: hot cereal with apples and prunes, toast and juice.

Here is a selection of my favorite pieces from the 366-day tribute.”

to read more click this link: http://www.nyacknewsandviews.com/2012/10/nyack-sketch-log-william-prime-batson/

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