Last week we filmed our first interview of a series of ten abuse survivors as role models for domestic violence victims made possible through a Community Grant from the LANL Foundation and individual contributions. We are very pleased to be working with David Lindblom who brings an outstanding background having worked as a director, cinematographer and editor. His credits include working on a number of documentaries and feature films two of which were with Martin Scorsese.
David has also worked as an editor for television programs such as ABC’s soap opera, “One Life to Live,” PBS projects, and “Code Blue” series for New York Times Television.
Currently David is a teacher in the Film/Digital Media Arts Department of Northern New Mexico College where he is also the creative programmer for Canal Seis, the community television station in Espanola. He is enthusiastic about his work with students and we plan on including one or two students as interns on this project. Among David’s most recent projects here is Santa Fe is LAND WATER PEOPLE TIME, a documentary about Northern New Mexico which was an Official selection in the 2009 Santa Fe Film Festival.
It was a real treat for me to assist David in preparing for our shoot two days before. We decided to use my home as the location for this first filming. David carefully toured the house determining the setting which provided the best options for background and lighting. As I sat in the chair as a stand-in for the interviewee David refined the background and lighting. The day of the shoot care was again given that all was set up in the best possible way. David’s quiet and very professional manner put all of us at ease and I eagerly look forward to seeing the results.
Healing Voices – Personal Stories’ Board Member Lindarose Berkley braved a winter snow storm driving from Steamboat Springs, CO to Santa Fe to be part of the filming process. While her voice won’t be heard on the final cut of the film she was actually interviewing our first subject Peggy Luplow. The relationship she built with Peggy over several phone conversations contributed to a moving interview.
A special thank you to the LANL Foundation, and to our individual contributors who made this possible.