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‘Isle of Capri’ – official IFFM selection, screening in NYC this weekend

Our award-winning documentary short, “Isle of Capri: A Song Of My Mother” will screen this weekend in the Cinema Shorts section at the International Film Festival of Manhattan.

WHEN: Sunday, Nov. 13th @ 4:00pm
WHERE: Quad Theater, 34 13th Street, New York City

Make sure to come out and see the film on the big screen! There will also be an opportunity to meet the filmmakers and take part in a Q&A!

In “Isle of Capri,” Filmmaker Dawn Young and her husband, singer/songwriter Jon Pousette-Dart, enhance her mother’s life, and that of her housemates, through music. Thanks to the songs of her mother’s youth, the filmmaker is able to open the door to the far away remembrances of the past once again. Dawn is able to find her mother who is touched by Alzheimer’s disease and intimately share the last years of her life until their final moments together.

Isle of Capri has been featured at the Martha’s Vineyard Film
Festival, the “WilliFest” in Brooklyn, the NY/LA Film Festival, The Art of Brooklyn Film Festival, and The Lifetree Film Festival where it won “The Lifetree Film Award”.

To see a short music video of a song written specifically for this documentary, go to http://youtu.be/rgLBkJISsYk

For more information on the festival, visit www.iffmnewyork.com.

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Our short doc at the Art of Brooklyn Film Fest !

Award-Winning Documentary Short,
“Isle of Capri: A Song Of My Mother”
To be Screened: Aug. 27th @ 4:30pm

Young and Running Production’s, award-winning documentary short, “Isle of Capri: A Song Of My Mother”, will screen in NYC at The Art of Brooklyn: a festival of film, music & art being held at the St. Francis College Theater located at 180 Remsen Street in Brooklyn on Sat. Aug. 27th at 4:30pm.  Meet the filmmakers and take part in the Q&A !

To see a short music video of a song written specifically for this documentary, go to    http://youtu.be/rgLBkJISsYk

For more information on the festival, visit www.TheArtofBrooklyn.com.

To learn more about Young & Running Production’s upcoming feature visit,  www.forgetmenotfilm.wordpress.com

The diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease to a family member is devastating. Past history between you is erased and there is no longer a keeper of past records. This long goodbye doesn’t have to be considered a “death sentence” but rather can be viewed as a process of “living with an illness” since there’s a lot a caregiver can do to enrich these years.  Filmmaker Dawn Young enhances her mother’s life through music. This short film shows how listening and entering their world, where ever that may be at the present moment, instead of forcing them into our present reality works best  Thanks to music and the songs of her mother’s youth, the filmmaker is able to open the door to the far away remembrances of the past once again, find her mother who is touched by Alzheimer’s disease and intimately share the last years of her life until their final moments together.

Isle of Capri has been featured at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival and the “WilliFest” both in September 2010 and The Life Tree Film Festival May 2011 where it  won “The Best Short Lifetree Film Award”.

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Isle of Capri: A Song of My Mother screens in Brooklyn

Award-Winning Documentary Short,

“Isle of Capri: A Song Of My Mother”

To be Screened: Aug. 27th @ 4:30pm

Young and Running Production’s, award-winning documentary short, “Isle of Capri: A Song Of My Mother”, will screen in NYC at The Art of Brooklyn: a festival of film, music & art being held at the St. Francis College Theater located at 180 Remsen Street in Brooklyn on Sat. Aug. 27th at 4:30pm.  Meet the filmmakers and take part in the Q&A !

To see a short music video of a song written specifically for this documentary, go to        http://youtu.be/rgLBkJISsYk

For more information on the festival, visit www.TheArtofBrooklyn.com.
To learn more about Young & Running Production’s upcoming feature visit,  www.forgetmenotfilm.wordpress.com

 

The diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease to a family member is devastating. Past history between you is erased and there is no longer a keeper of past records. This long goodbye doesn’t have to be considered a “death sentence” but rather can be viewed as a process of “living with an illness” since there’s a lot a caregiver can do to enrich these years.  Filmmaker Dawn Young enhances her mother’s life through music. This short film shows how listening and entering their world, where ever that may be at the present moment, instead of forcing them into our present reality works best  Thanks to music and the songs of her mother’s youth, the filmmaker is able to open the door to the far away remembrances of the past once again, find her mother who is touched by Alzheimer’s disease and intimately share the last years of her life until their final moments together.

 

Isle of Capri has been featured at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival and the “WilliFest” both in September 2010 and The Life Tree Film Festival May 2011 where it  won “The Best Short Lifetree Film Award”.

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Two Awards from the Lifetree Film Festival!

The results are in! The short movie, “Isle of Capri: A Song of My Mother” about how music enhances the lives of Alzheimer’s patients and the music video of our original song, “Who I am”, performed by Jon Pousette-Dart and Jaime Kyle on the same subject (View it here) both won first place awards in their categories at the Lifetree Film Festival!

Shawna Schultz, one of the coordinators of the event, got in touch with me just recently to tell me the good news. What’s more, she said the audiences were truly moved by both films. It’s so inspiring to hear that our story touched others so deeply.  It reminds me once again how many people share this burden in life.  It’s my hope that these films, and the upcoming feature film Forget-me-not, will reinvigorate dialogue about this issue and will help spur improvements in how we care for those affected by Alzheimer’s.

Here’s to getting the word out! Thank you to everyone who has contributed to help make these films, and thank you to Lifetree Cafe and the Lifetree Film Festival! Wishing you all the best.

-Dawn

p.s. To see the awards for our films and others, go to the Lifetree Film Festival site!

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Another Festival Finalist!

We are finalists in yet another film festival!

The Lifetree Film Festival just announced that our short film, “Isle of Capri”, is a finalist in their film festival. The sponsor of the festival is Lifetree Cafe, an organization which helps communities create forums for relaxed meetings and conversations about the stories of our lives and the stories of the world around us. What better conversation to have than one about Alzheimer’s, a disease that affects so many people and which directly or indirectly touches all of our lives and all of society!

The festival will screen on May 21st, and we’ll be sure to let you know the results. If any one of you readers will be in or around Loveland, Colorado, you can even attend! Go to Lifetree films for more information about the festival and Lifetree Cafe to learn more about Lifetree Cafe itself.

It seems Spring is officially here! Have a wonderful week! Wish us luck at the festival!

-Dawn

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Isle of Capri: A Song of My Mother at WILLiFEST

Hi Friends and Film Aficionados!

We got into the Williamsburg International Film Festival !

screening this Saturday Sept 25th at 11 am.

ISLE of CAPRI: A SONG of MY MOTHER 9 min, 2010

Synopsis:
Filmmaker Dawn Young’s mother is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease so she and her husband, Jon Pousette-Dart, find a way to enhance her existence and that of her housemates through music and the evocations that it brings.

After nearly two decades in the business of acting, modeling and voice-over work, Dawn Young decided to move to the other side of the lens and create documentaries shining light on topics about which she felt passionate and informed through personal experience. Her first venture was the story of her son’s unlikely rise to legendary status in the world of Olympic water polo. Wolf Wigo, a NYC boy had a dream to be on the US Olympic water polo team and overcame both geographical and physical obstacles until through practice and persistence made his dream come true 10 years later.

This inspiring documentary was accepted into nearly 40 film festivals and won several awards including Best Documentary and Emerging Filmmaker Awards. Her second film project deals with Alzheimer’s disease inspired by her grandmother and mother’s having succumbed to it’s ravages. Ms Young has again chosen the uplifting view point of empowerment, giving caregivers and patients alike practical and helpful ideas and uplifting strategies in dealing with living with the disease from involvement with the arts of all kinds to proper diet and exercise which have been proven to help tremendously. This is the worldwide premier of the short film which is part of the upcoming feature length version in progress.

Here’s the link to all the details for Saturday’s screening…

http://bit.ly/ausb2F

Hope to see you there!

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Martha’s Vineyard International Film Festival welcomes “Isle of Capri: A Song of My Mother”

We were happy to screen our doc at the Vineyard Playhouse as part of a group of shorts on Sunday, Sept 12th at 2pm. This short doc is a small part of the feature length version that is in production now, entitled “Forget me Not”.  It was heartening to feel the intense interest in the subject matter and there were lots of questions during the Q & A session.

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