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Entries from November 23rd, 2009

home care

November 23rd, 2009 · Comments Off on home care · Baby Boomer

A great piece this week on 60 Minutes – “The Cost of Dying.” An important end-of-life care conversation, even more relevant with the current healthcare debate.  Relevant to HARVEST as well …

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Fish Tale

November 21st, 2009 · 2 Comments · Christine Evangelista, Jack Carpenter, On Location, Production, Set

Josh (Jack Carpenter) and Tina (Christine Evangelista) having yummy lobster rolls at the one and only Lenny & Joe’s Fish Tale.  We like ours with butter.  Our DP likes his with mayo.  Always best with their delicious lemonade!

If you’re driving through CT on I95, get off at Exit 62.  Lenny & Joe’s Fish Tale

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Veterans Day

November 11th, 2009 · Comments Off on Veterans Day · Production, Robert Loggia, Veterans

Harvest celebrates our veterans and everyone serving our country presently.  Thank you to the VFW Madison Post 2096 and other veterans, including vet Bob Loggia, who helped us in the journey of making HARVEST.  Hats off to you…

(Siv in scene from HARVEST)

Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW)

The American Legion

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Yetta’s notebook

November 10th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Barbara Barrie, Jack Carpenter, Other Movies, Production

Barbara Barrie plays YETTA in HARVEST.  Barbara’s been in the public eye since the mid-50s.  She won Best Actress at the Cannes Film Festival in 1964 for her role in the groundbreaking film ONE POTATO, TWO POTATO.  We also know her from her Academy Award nominated performance in BREAKING AWAY, where she plays the […]

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before HARVEST

November 5th, 2009 · Comments Off on before HARVEST · Approaching Union Square, Building An Audience, Press, Quotes

Our first feature, APPROACHING UNION SQUARE (also written & directed by Marc Meyers) is again on Sundance Channel, ten times this month.

“thought-provoking … touches with skilled insight” – Variety
“reps a fine calling card for a clear, even voice” – Variety
“a startlingly accomplished debut … smart, confessional, rueful, funny and sad” – Montreal Gazette

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early impressions

November 2nd, 2009 · Comments Off on early impressions · Cinematography, Influences, Script

Some movies are portraits. Portraits of a time, a place, a person, an event, etc.  Made up of impressions, brush strokes that build upon each other to trigger something in us.  Like a painting might do.  HARVEST is a portrait of a family over a summer into autumn.  A family dealing with an event we […]

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