Watching Mr. Smith GoesTo Washington in our hotel room before filming on The Hill tomorrow.
"Let us strive on to finish the work we are in to bind up the nation’s wounds…" - President Lincoln.
Pretty much sums up for us why we’re making this film, and why we’re in DC to finish #promisedlanddoc despite the financial and political obstacles we’ve encountered. We’re hoping it will benefit those who have allowed us to tell their story. Reading these words is a huge encouragement to us as we push towards the finish line in filming. (at Lincoln Memorial)
Ralph is amazing and officially joined Team Promised Land today!
We love you too, Ralph!
At University of British Columbia today, interviewing Dr. Bruce Granville Miller, an anthropologist and archeologist who works with tribes internationally and specializes in recognition issues.
At the lake. (at Mercer Island Dog Park)
Lilo’s new #roadtrip thing is sleeping on top of our camera and film gear. #dogsofinstagram
Archaeologist and anthropologist, Dr. Kenneth Ames talks to us about the Chinook Nation’s history on the Columbia River.
Happy to back out on the road for the film. The next week involves two Portland visits, Port Orchard, Willapa Bay on the coast, and Canada. Fingers crossed for affordable gas prices and decent traffic. (at Interstate 5)
It’s my Mom’s birthday and to start off the celebrations, I made omelettes, fruit salad, and got pastries. We set up Mom’s favorite show, Brooklyn Nine-Nine and let the dogs and car run around in the yard.
Nothing says I love you and treasure you like birthday brunch.
Whenever one of you beautiful tumblr people come visit us, my heart just bursts with joy. Today caffeinatedcephalopod (the beautiful Jules) and her son Cody let vasantsamudre, clairesalcedo and I take them to dinner, coffee and, as a special request from Cody, go to the Lego Store.
Cody and V have been Lego bros since we all met in person in 2010, going back and forth between Seattle and Oregon for Lego adventures while Jules, Claire and I find someway to occupy our time. We’re really unnecessary to their Lego enjoyment.
I love them so much.
Also, Vasant and I built Lego versions of ourselves, which you can see above. His action figure is called “Big Trouble” and mine is “Producer Fix-It Lady.” The wrench is both for fixing problems and starting them.
Hot weather + office work means I get up early to work, take a break midday when our house gets around 90F, and then work into the night when it’s cool. Lilo, however, is never keen on staying up later than normal (especially after days when our midday breaks include the lake.)
Just a bit of the finale Vasant and Ben rigged up for the end of the Fourth of July show. Every year they step up their pyrotechnic game a bit more (next year they want to rig electronic switched and run it from the uPad, though Vasant points out they say that every year.)
My Dad, who used to run it and trained them, just sits back and enjoys the display now with the rest of the crowd.
We do the Fourth up right out here in the country. Pies, barbecue, friends, and fireworks.
Filmed President of Antioch University and former United States Congressman Brian Baird for our film today. He is a fantastic guy and a long-time ally of the Chinook Nation. We felt really privileged to have him participate in this project. (at Antioch University Seattle)
Crazy delicious breakfast of smoked salmon, bagel, cream cheese, grape tomatoes, and champagne grapes.
Gearing up for a big interview today with President of Antioch University and former Congressman, Brian Baird for our film today, as well as two meetings afterwards, and a writers meetup in town tonight.
Do your work, smoked salmon breakfast!