What I love about this film by my daughter is that she has been able to visualize the peace I find in the creative process. In my own home, on a cozy weekend, in pjs and cozy sweater… It also illustrates a core value I hold dear to my heart- that the process of art is precious, but the end product is not.
It also turns out we are neighbors! I often run into Allanah walking the inimitable Coco:
I was delighted to hear about Allanah’s current EXTRAORDINARY project, Making a Comeback:
A web series to reduce mental health stigma and showcase treatment options for trauma, despair and suicide.
“Making a Comeback” is an educational and inspirational docu-series, and an interactive website with integrated multi-platform content. Digital components include a graphic novel, and workplace and school print and powerpoint packages, 6 second Vine videos, “Mental Health Minute” self-help videos, and “Letter to a Friend” section for the audience to share personal stories and encourage others to “Make a Comeback”. source
Having lost several people in my life to suicide, this project really has a special place in my heart.
CHECK OUT THE MAKING A COMEBACK CAMPAIGN ON KICKSTARTER:
and on FACEBOOK:
Courage doesn’t always roar, sometimes it’s the quiet voice at the end of the day whispering, ‘I will try again tomorrow.’ – Mary Anne Radmacher
I am getting ready to hand over my position as program coordinator of Frames Film Project on March 28, 2015 to new blood! I am off to new horizons including my art career and freelance therapeutic art facilitation (as opposed to coordinating programming).
Come celebrate with me as we honor our Intake 8 grads!
Circles in Schools is a strengths-based program that gives our children and youth the skills to transform conflict, heal relationships, and create stronger communities themselves.
We just completed a full weekend of filming and now we head into editing mode!
Frames Film Projectis a Vancouver-based film production and life skills program that provides opportunities for youth to learn the basics of filmmaking in a supportive, safe and fun environment, at no cost.
Next intake: MAY 2015
Huge thank you to:
my co-faciltators, Kryshan Randel and Jennifer Lyons
our supervisor Shawna Smith and director Gary Dobbin