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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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Support our IndieGoGo campaign!

We have launched a campaign to raise the funds for the editing of our documentary, Forget Me Not!

There are various levels of donations with perks for each donation level. Help us out to reach our goal of $20,000!

Here is the link to our campaign page…check it out!

http://bit.ly/qB7rvI

here’s the link to a music video of an award winning  song we wrote for the film called “Who I AM”

http://youtu.be/rgLBkJISsYk

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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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