Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Final Days of Grant Application Whirlwind

We're counting the days now before we turn in a couple of applications to a couple of funders. A big one, in fact. If we get this one, then that's it. We're done. We can make the film the way we want to, pay people fairly and maybe even pay ourselves, which is frankly unheard of in the business of documentary filmmaking.

I'm happy to say we have NOT procrastinated. Unlike the past, we've actually spent a few weeks honing the application and will continue to do so until Friday when we will hand it all in.

One thing we're doing is trying to show how relevant the story of the Delano Manongs is to the present day. Basically, if you think about it farm worker's conditions has reverted back to what it was 40 years ago.

Here's a link to an online documentary about the subject. Haven't checked it out myself yet, but it looks really interesting:

Will post a link to the new trailer soon.

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