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"Forever, Chinatown" at CAMERIMAGE 2016!

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What an honor to screen "Forever, Chinatown" in competition at the 2016 International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography CAMERIMAGE. This is the Cannes film festival for cinematographers and I couldn't be more proud of my cameramen Jeff den Broeder and Mike Palmieri. Congrats to all our fabulous fellow nominees and to "The Sniper of Kobani" (Special Mention) and "I'm Not From Here" (Jury Award) for their well deserved wins.


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So honored and thrilled to be part of such a fantastic lineup at San Francisco Film Society's Doc Stories series. #gratitude #homecoming

Presenting the Class of 2016 Chinatown Youth Media Academy!

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Good Medicine is excited to launch this pilot program in partnership with the Chinatown Community Development Center, to provide Ctown youth production skills in a condensed 8-week summer immersion program with an emphasis in doc storytelling.

From the first day of meeting the youth and now coming upon our last week together, my heart is full. Danny, David, Angela are not only the future, they are our present day storytellers who are #MadeInChinatown. I couldn’t be more proud and inspired by them.

Come check out their film this Saturday 8/20 and help us celebrate 25 years of CCDC’s incredible youth advocacy work in SF Chinatown.

Get your tickets here.

Heart & Soul: Sundance Native Program Fellow, JESSE SHORT BULL

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Sundance Native Fellows: Lyle Mitchell Corbine, Holly Nordlum, Jesse Antoine Short Bull Photo by Adam Piron Sundance Native Program

Jesse Antoine Short Bull (Writer, ISTINMA; RUNNING NORTH) is one of the most naturally gifted storytellers and biggest sweethearts on this planet. This past weekend at the 2016 Sundance Creative Producing Summit, Jesse laid out his immense talent and crafted his pitch with heart and soul. There were tears of support in the room for Jesse from esteemed industry attendees and afterwards new alliances were forged with heartfelt commitment to his and director Andres' vision. RUNNING NORTH, our feature narrative set on Oglala Lakota Nation in South Dakota has been a heightened labor of love, grief, sweat and joy through the years.  Alongside our allies Native Youth Leadership Alliance, First Peoples Fund, Oglala Sioux Tribal Council, Oglala Lakota College, Northern Plains Native Film Commission, Film Independent LA, we welcome Sundance on our collective journey to the big screen. WOPILA TANKA to Sundance Native Lab for your validation, guidance, and support of Jesse and our project.

Sundance Native Fellows: (L-R) Lyle Mitchell Corbine, Holly Nordlum, Jesse Antoine Short Bull
Photo by Adam Piron
Sundance Native Program

Forever, Pink Martini

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The use of music to underscore each diorama as a distinct memory of artist Frank Wong was influenced by Tennessee Williams’s The Glass Menagerie: “In memory everything seems to happen to music.” Pink Martini and Thomas Lauderdale’s original score on “Forever, Chinatown” is the perfect soundscape for Frank and his seven dioramas: energetic, melancholy, nostalgic and they knocked it out of the park for us. We couldn’t be more proud and thrilled to be in collaboration with them.

Bay Area friends, Thomas and Pink Martini are in town this week so come out and find yourself in your happy place. Full tour schedule here.