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Jason DeBose
Wed 28 Jul 2010Link

Greetings from Helsinki, I'm a California-born photographer based in Helsinki. Tomorrow I'll begin a 3-country journey that will land me at The Lemesos International Documentary Film Festival in Cyprus. There, a project I'm producing based in New York, entitled THE MUSIC NEVER DIES

www.youtube.com/watch?v=Il6msr2ZuHc
(our trailer)

has been chosen to be a part of Docs Talk Cyprus, a 2-day pitch forum held within the festival. I'm three planes away, but am definitely looking forward to the project getting to take some meetings – we're now pulling for a co-production as we are ~40% funded with a budget of ~$250k.


Doug Block
Wed 28 Jul 2010Link

JD, Rich, Yogesh, Ana and Jason, a warm welcome to you all. You're coming here so fast and furious it's hard to keep up with the greetings.


John Burgan
Wed 28 Jul 2010Link

In reply to yogesh 's post on Wed 28 Jul 2010 :

What Doug said. Hey Yogesh, be sure to fill in your profile with your full name – D-Worders like to know who they're talking to.


Daniel Raim
Thu 29 Jul 2010Link

Hi All—

A little about me:
I’ve been making documentaries in Los Angeles for the last 13 years – mainly films about a dying breed of old Hollywood art directors and cinematographers who I find inspiring as people as well as artists.
Some of my credits include, “Something’s Gonna Live,” which world premiered at the 2009 AFI FEST and is a follow-up to my first documentary, “The Man on Lincoln’s Nose" (2001 Oscar-nominated, Short Subject). Currently, I’m in post-production on a new film that will complete the trilogy of docs on old-Hollywood filmmakers.
Ross McElwee and Abbas Kiarostami are some of my cinema heroes. One of my favorite quotes from Kiarostami is something along the lines of: “Try to make your documentary like a fiction film, and your fiction film like a documentary."
Thanks to everyone who helps maintain this wonderful website. I look forward to meeting new folks on The D-Word!

Edited Thu 29 Jul 2010 by Daniel Raim

Doug Block
Thu 29 Jul 2010Link

Greetings and welcome to The D-Word, Daniel. Ross McElwee has been a huge influence on my work, as well.


Daniel Raim
Thu 29 Jul 2010Link

Thanks, Doug. Great to be here! Any word on a release date for Ross McElwee's new film, "In Paraguay"?


Doug Block
Thu 29 Jul 2010Link

No. I'm afraid there are complications that are holding it up indefinitely. Which is too bad, I'm very eager to see it.


Daniel Raim
Thu 29 Jul 2010Link

Hi Doug,
Thanks for the update, albeit not very good news for us Ross McElwee fans. Are you at liberty to explain what the complications are holding up the film?
I posted in the Hidden Section a synopsis I found on Fandango – looks really interesting!

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Doug Block
Thu 29 Jul 2010Link

I wish I could but I told Ross I'd keep it to myself. But we're getting a bit off topic here, this is basically for intros and greetings. We can continue any discussion of Ross, In Paraguay and the unique challenges of personal docs in the Documentary Film topic.


Daniel Raim
Thu 29 Jul 2010Link

Great, thanks!


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