Co-writing History, some amazing attachments, and one kick ass Asian girl who made a movie about Native American's
Here's to true Independent film and the brave souls who stay true to themselves in the making of them. An absolute privilege to spend some time today at the workshop/screening/celebration of Chloe Zhao's film "Songs My Brothers Taught Me", and her dog, Taco.
Chloé is a Beijing-born, US-based filmmaker. Her feature debut “Songs My Brothers Taught Me” premiered in US Dramatic Competition at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, where it was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize, and had its international premiere in Directors’ Fortnight at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival. The film, with Irene Bedard and Forest Whitaker producing, garnered a Golden Camera nomination at Cannes. Chloe was supported by organizations such as Sundance Institute, San Francisco Film Society, IFP, Film Independent, Cinereach and Time Warner Foundation. She was named one of the 25 New Faces of Independent Film by Filmmaker Magazine in 2013. Chloé received her BA in Politics from Mt Holyoke College and MFA in Film Production from NYU. She is currently developing her second feature titled “The Last Prairie” set in the Sandhills of Nebraska.
I'd also like to celebrate the amazing steps being taken with Future Proof and features to come, as well as to Greg himself for the brilliant performance in London last week, and the agent it secured him!
Finally, I am looking forward to co-writing a "UNTITLED" historical "fiction" feature based on and written with the biographer, for the next month! Fascinating stories material, that really writes itself. The documentary for PBS begins filming Monday!