|Our friend Bill Mahoney|
Driving to Denver was harrowing!
Car screen showing elevation--yikes!
Denver yielded a number of special experiences and locations, after we got through the mountains and beyond the hail and rain. We stayed with our dear friend Bill Mahoney, who had some thoughtful ideas about the film and offered gracious hospitality. Then, we had access to the Baha'i Center as a place to meet and film and make further connections. Our friend Walt Palmer came, and we actually shot a "scene" depicting Louis Gregory and Lousia Mathews in an archway that looked as if it could be Washington, D.C.
We also met up with John Hicks, who lives in the Clark House and knows much about the history of Abdu'l-Baha in Colorado. And we got footage of the train depot and the Oxford Hotel, both of which were significant to the story. We found that the Roberts house and the Shirley Hotel no longer exist. Ultimately we felt as if we really penetrated the Colorado part of the journey--and are ready to make a trailer for the film!
Baha'i Center, Denver
Waiting for Victor, who had the key
Working, outside, with friend Walt
Chair from Clark house,
Abdu'l-Baha sat in
Shooting the chair, on stage
Denver Baha'i Center worship hall
Calvin in Durango t-shirt
|Walt and Rezal, looking like|
Louis and Louisa!
|Moment from a true story--Abdu'l-Baha suggested Louisa give Louis a white rose as a symbolic gesture related to interracial marriage--it worked; they married!|
|We discovered the Art Institute of Colorado--our sister school!|
|Soroosh before costume|
|Piles of costumes|
|Arthur, whom we met on the street corner, doing Tai Chi|
|Rezal in a new role, Arthur, Anne|
|Rezal, looking lovely|
|Arthur, looking dashing as a Persian|
|Anne, looking old--er, from the past|
|John, looking authentic|
|Soroosh, looking sincere (getting into the part of portraying an interpreter)|
|The camera, looking at all of us|
(HD sees all but the soul!)
| Back at Bill's, I gave him a nine-pointed star|
All in all, it was a great time in Denver!