“Who I Am” Wins yet another award PLUS an amazing opportunity!


More good news! Recently, “Who I Am” was submitted to the Lucerne International Film Festival, opening October 19th thru October 22nd in Lucerne, Switzerland. The LIFF has presented us with an “Honorary Award of Merit”. As part of this award, we were given the promise that our film would be sent to a handful of distributors, one of them being Jeridoo Productions who will be reviewing the film and determining if it is ready for the big screen, such as iTunes and/or Amazon or even theatrical release in Europe, U.K., Canada and our home sweet home, The United States of America.

“Who I Am”, directed by yours truly, features musical performances by Jon Pousette-Dart and Jaime Kyle and includes personal family footage and photos of my mother, Doris Young, and our time together. This song was written to be included in the upcoming feature documentary, ‘Forget Me Not’ on the subject of Alzheimer’s disease. ‘Forget Me Not’ is still in the production stages, so stay tuned for updates of our upcoming interview with nutritionist Dr. Oz Garcia about which we are very excited here at the office.

With each of my posts I’d like to start by giving health tips!

Tip #1: Keep a regular exercise routine! Make it your goal to work out in any way that you feel comfortable, whether it be, swimming, jogging, running, weight lifting, or last but not least, ZUMBA! If you’re looking for something to keep you centered and grounded I would highly recommend yoga to increase your balance and strength thus reducing the likelihood of falls and head injuries which may increase your risk for Alzheimers.

For those of you that don’t have the time to visit your local fitness club everyday, I would highly recommend purchasing a balance ball for you to practice on when you get out of bed in the morning, or right before you go to bed at night!

Remember that keeping your heart rate up is the key here, and that even doing laundry or cleaning the house counts as exercise!

Stay happy and stay healthy!

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Music video screening at “Crookedest” Film Festival Thursday – June 7

Another weekend, another film festival! The ‘Who I Am’ music video will be screening in Iowa Thursday for the Snake Alley Film Festival. The screening will be at the Capitol Theater in Burlington, Iowa as  part of the Orange Block, which starts at 2PM June 7th. See the FULL SCHEDULE for more information and check out the Snake Alley FF Facebook Page.

Directed by Dawn Young, ‘Who I Am’ is performed by Jon Pousette-Dart and Jaime Kyle for the upcoming feature documentary ‘Forget Me Not’ on the subject of Alzheimer’s disease. Pousette-Dart has also included the song is his CD ‘Anti Gravity’. This music video and documentary shine a light on an increasingly prevalent and heart breaking disease in which the victim gradually forgets personal history, how to function in society and how to survive.

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“Who I Am” screening at Pittsburgh IFF – June 2

Our music video for “Who I Am” will be screening at the Pittsburgh Independent Film Festival this weekend!

The screening is  Saturday, June 2nd,  in the 10-noon block at the Hollywood Theater.  See the festival’s FULL SCHEDULE.

Directed by Dawn Young, ‘Who I Am’ is performed by Jon Pousette-Dart and Jaime Kyle for the upcoming feature documentary ‘Forget Me Not’ on the subject of Alzheimer’s disease. Pousette-Dart has also included the song is his CD ‘Anti Gravity’. This music video and documentary shine a light on an increasingly prevalent and heart breaking disease in which the victim gradually forgets personal history, how to function in society and how to survive.

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“Who I Am” music video screens in the Garden State Film Festival

Garden State Film Festival Showing of “Who I Am”Our music video, “Who I Am”, has been selected by the Garden State Film Festival and will be shown on March 25th 2:30pm at the Asbury Park City Council Chambers. As an independent filmmaker, whose own mother and grandmother suffered with Alzheimer’s, I sought an alternative way to help my mother and I deal with this devastating disease. Along with my husband Jon Pousette-Dart, I embarked on a journey to find a way to enhance my mother’s, and her housemates’, existence through music and the evocations that it brings. As an outcome, Jon, Jamie Kyle and I wrote and produced the multi award winning music video “Who I am,” which will be included in the upcoming documentary “Forget Me Not.”
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‘Who I Am’ at Independent Film Quarterly Festival Wednesday

Our music video, “Who I Am,” was selected for screening at the 2011 Independent Film Quarterly Film & New Media Festival in New York City.

WHEN: Wednesday, November 23rd at 8pm
WHAT: Screen 2, Mixed Shorts Category
WHERE: Quad Cinema, 34 West 13th Street, New York, NY 10011

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

This music video shines a light on an increasingly prevalent and heart breaking disease in which the victim gradually forgets personal history, how to function in society and how to survive. ‘Who I Am’ is performed by Jon Pousette-Dart and Jaime Kyle for our upcoming feature documentary ‘Forget Me Not’ on the subject of Alzheimer’s disease. Pousette-Dart has also included the song is his forthcoming CD release ‘Anti Gravity’.

The IFQ Festival runs November 17 to 24. Check out the full Festival Schedule here.

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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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Other Venice Film Festival

The “Who I Am” music video is an Official Selection at The Other Venice Film Festival. The video will show at 9:00 PM tonight as a part of the festival’s “Music Videos Night.”

The festival is at Beyond Baroque (681 Venice Blvd., Venice, CA 90291) and runs from Oct. 13-16.

“Who I Am” shines a light on Alzheimer’s, an increasingly prevalent and heart breaking disease in which the victim gradually forgets personal history, how to function in society and how to survive. ‘Who I Am’ is performed by Jon Pousette-Dart.

If you can’t make it to Venice, CA, see the award-winning video on Youtube: http://youtu.be/rgLBkJISsYk

We have also entered the final TWO weeks of our IndieGoGo campaign for our feature-length documentary on Alzheimer’s, “Forget Me Not.” If you can please make a donation here: http://www.indiegogo.com/ForgetMeNot2 We’ve got a lot of great rewards for supporters and really need your help to put the finishing touches on this documentary!

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