Articles Archive for August 2014
Kickstarter, Indiegogo and similar crowd funding sites are an invaluable resource for artists, inventors and social entrepreneurs of all kinds. Our Kickstarter campaign for In Between Songs (formerly Why is No One Listening) raised just over $20K, allowing us to get back to Arnhem Land to film the remaining portions of the documentary.
During a recent Q & A with documentary heavyweight, Doug Pray, after his film Levitated Mass, he was asked about how he was able to gather so many candid and revealing interviews on-the-street. Many of the voices heard in his film were found on the spot; people offered insightful reactions and thought-provoking material and none of it was planned. I have thought a lot about this concept of openness both in my career and specifically while crafting In Between Songs.
LOS ANGELES, CA (July 30, 2014) Documentary filmmaker Joshua Bell goes deep into the Australian outback crafting a dreamtime story and ethnomusical journey: IN BETWEEN SONGS. Narrated by Emmy Award ® winning James Cromwell, who was also nominated for an Oscar ® for his work in Babe, and is an ardent supporter of Indigenous and Civil Rights, the film captures the declining fortunes of the Galpu clan, an aboriginal family led by the aging master didgeridoo craftsman Djalu (sounds like Jahlu) Gurruwiwi. Released by Cinema Libre Studio, the film will be available on DVD in North America on August 5th.