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Sunday, January 20, 2013

In production at home; the final push in sight

Rebekah on set, "Kenyon Hotel"
 Keywe Studios was the scene of a final shoot on Friday, when we re-created a scene at the Kenyon Hotel in Salt Lake City, with Rebekah (assistant editor) and Brad (intern) helping out with technical aspects and acting!  It was fun to be back in production after so many post-production hours!

Lighting was challenging for Tim & Brad
as we simulated daylight

Props and costume elements were Anne's focus

Technicians at work 
Some may be wondering: when is this FILM ever going to be finished?  We can see the end, sort of, and have a list of scenes still to edit and still to refine.  Some people have told us the final push is the hardest part. We are hoping to have a completed work within 6 weeks! That puts us into March. Oh, the agony and the glory! Will we make it? Please send energy, thoughts, and prayers to us!

Travels: Orlando and Edinburgh

So many things to report!  The end of 2012 was filled with travel. After Seattle, we went to Orlando for  a conference on Social and Economic Development, where we presented a workshop on our film experiences--and the film-in-progress itself!
Speaking in Orlando, before
film screening

Performing a monologue about
Abdu'l-Baha's influence
Presenting poetry
Then, unbelievably, we went to Edinburgh for an arts retreat at the invitation of Gordon Kerr, who is creating a Foundation for the Arts called Dazzling Spark.  There, we met Andrew Singer (a pen pal on a writers' listserve) and Joseph Sheppherd (a writer/photographer). All of them are deeply connected to Abdu'l-Baha's journey in Edinburgh and the rest of Europe--as were others.

With Andrew Singer & Gordon Kerr
With Joseph Sheppherd

We got to shoot footage for a possible sequel to our film!  And celebrate New Year's in grand style,
Arts retreat; Andrew & I are reading
from Roger White's "Bring Chocolage"
attending street party and Ceilidh with traditional music and dance. 

The significant part was that it thrust us back into a centenary year; I have been following the European journey since Dec. 5 and now suddenly we are living it!  More about that sometime later. 
New Years in Edinburgh. We can actually see
where we were standing, in this photo!

We filmed characters in costume!
Tim, Edinburgh Baha'i Center

Scene on stairs

Tim & Hari Docherty, out shooting

A lovely performer, Brina, and husband,
musician/producer Kieran Murray

Martin Kerr, from Canada