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YEAR AT DANGER

23 Apr

One of our “Telling: Austin” cast members, Steve Metze, is a very talented filmmaker. In 2007, Steve filmed a documentary of his experience in Iraq when he was deployed with Operation Iraqi Freedom. The independent film was an Official Selection of the 2007 Austin Film Festival and the 2008 GI Film Festival. It also won the Grand Jury Award at the 2008 DeadCENTER Film Festival.

Steve is ready to release this amazing documentary to the public, but unfortunately does not have the funds to cover the music rights for public distribution. Please help bring Year at Danger to the masses. Click here to learn more about donating to Year at Danger‘s Kickstarter page. You can also check out the official webpage for Year at Danger here.

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REHEARSAL #1 & ARTS FOR VETERANS

10 Feb

OUR FIRST REHEARSAL

Today was our first rehearsal for Telling: Austin, and it was an astounding success. After connecting for so long only by email or one-on-one meetings, it was fantastic to have (most of) the cast and crew together at last in one room–a room kindly provided by Austin Community College Rio Grande Campus as our regular rehearsal space. Scripting is still currently in progress, but in the mean time our rehearsals will be focused on developing performance skills and presence. These initial rehearsals will be essential for getting the cast comfortable with an audience and, equally crucial, us and one another. Stacey Shade-Ware, our marvelous director, led all of us, crew included, in a number of vocal exercises and games meant to encourage a cohesive energy within the group. Once the scripting process is complete, our rehearsals will shift towards editing and performing the final script. Today was very productive, very encouraging, and tons of fun. I know this is going to be a great cast.

ARTS FOR VETERANS

In other news, one of our cast members, Malachi Muncy, is an artist who makes paper from donated military uniforms and uses them for his art prints. He is doing really profound work in his community and offering workshops on paper-making. Please click the flag above to learn more about the process and donate to his cause. In one day, he’s earned over $500 in pledges towards his goal of $2,500. These donations will be used to buy much needed supplies for his paper studio. The more you pledge, the more amazing veteran prints you can get. If the studio does not reach it’s pledging goal by March 9, they will not receive the donations they need.