Back to making moviesby Tracey Deer on 04/09/12
Four years ago, I became one of the publishers of our local community newspaper, The Eastern Door (www.easterndoor.com), in Kahnawake. It was a new venture that was close to my heart, as media - in all its forms - holds the heavy responsibility of making sure truth prevails. In our Aboriginal communities, this is a crucial task. But we at the paper also set out to celebrate, unite, and inspire.
I'm very proud of my time there and of the incredible team I was honored to learn from. The paper continues to shine on. But, after a hiatus that flew by in a flash, I'm happily back to dedicating all of my energy to my first passion: filmmaking.
There are many projects brewing, covering all of the different genres - doc, fiction, short, comedy, drama - and I am so excited about all of them! It's great to be paired back up with some of my favorite collaborators, most notably the gang at Rezolution Pictures, the writing genius of Cynthia Knight, and the creative electricity of editor Carl Freed.
I will keep you posted on all of the excitement as it unfolds, along with the lessons and wisdom I pick up along the way! It's always a wild ride and I'm so thrilled to be back on the horse. Yeehaw!
"Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss it, you will land among the stars."
- Wassily Kandinsky