It has been an exciting and productive year for Bel Son. We finished an 82 minute cut of the film which has screened at Festivals and Universities across the United States. Stephen’s move to Seattle WA at the beginning of this year exposed our film to a whole different network of viewers and collaborators. Carolyn graduated from Lawrence and spent her summer teaching music in Haiti. She came back newly motivated to promote the film and spread the power of music. We recently contracted with Film Marketing Services LLC in California who will be helping us find distribution for the film, and we have almost a dozen screenings coming up in 2012! We will update the website with these dates/times soon. The future is bright, and we are extremely grateful.
We thank you for your continued support and we wish you a Happy New Year!
Here is a list of highlights from 2011.
~Organized Jan. 12 Earthquake Remembrance event in Appleton, WI. It included a presentation about the state of Haiti one year after the quake, and a screening of the film.
~Benefit screening at the Prarie Music Academy in Sun Prarie, WI
~We spent these months refining edits on the film and applying for film festivals.
~ Screening and Q&A at the Seattle True Independent Film Festival in Seattle, WA.
~Carolyn graduates and spends two months in Haiti teaching at various music programs and following up with people from the film.
~ Screening and Q&A at the Ballistic Chicken Coop in Seattle, WA.
~ Benefit Screening in Stephen’s hometown of Hudson, WI.
~Contracted with Film Marketing Services LLC in California who will work with us to find distribution.
~Screening and Q&A at Plymouth State University to raise awareness about a group of East Coast musicians who will travel to Haiti in February.
~Screening at the Weyauwega International Film Festival in Weyauwega, WI.
~ International French Week Screening and Q&A at Lawrence University co-sponsored by the LU French
Department, the Office of Multicultural Affairs, and the Lawrence chapter of the National Association
for Music Education.
~Carolyn presented to five Appleton High School French Classes on Haiti for National French Week.
~Screening at the New School of Music in NY for their International Education Week.
~Stephen presented to the Seattle Documentary Association in Seattle, WA.
~Started Kickstarter fundraising campaign with the goal of $1,700 by Jan. 6. We are well on track to success and there is still time to make your contribution!