It gives me great pleasure to announce that VideoDanzaBA, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, which showed VALENTINE in 2009 also selected NOBODY'S DARLING for this year's festival. So, the no-budget NOBODY'S DARLING, shot by me on a borrowed camera, with dancers in rehearsal clothes, with no additional crew, has been found worthy by two dance/film festivals.
Of course Tina & Amos danced it beautifully, Matthew Murphy's photos inspired me to shoot it a bit cropped and close, David Kaminski shared equipment, Katherine Matheson encouraged me to explore the Effects tab in Final Cut Pro - and the audience at New City Library voted to exclude any music from the finished score except footfalls and breathing. So it was a team effort.
A bit closer to home, the Rockland Center for the Arts kicks off its next season with an open house which includes a reconstructed version of BRICKTOWN showing in the Media Project Space.
Sunday September 12 at 1:00
Looking again at that work made about 3 years ago, I see how much I've grown - in planning the shoot, anticipating how the footage can be edited together, working with a cameraperson. I also have the reaction I've often had when looking at my own work after several years: "who said it was so bad?" Well, I had! Which I guess is part of the self-criticism that helps me continue to grow, right?