We know its been awhile since we’ve posted anything. Sorry to be out of touch for so long. Thank you to everyone who has asked what and when we are doing something. The support is very much appreciated!
Just to catch you up, there are some transitions happening with us. We’ve moved out of the temple and everything is in storage. Or our garage. (Oye) At the moment theatre is a bit up and the air. We have plans to continue, but now we have to figure out places and what not when we get back at it!
During the last few months and we’ve had a great adventure with our first full-length movie, “Slip Away”. We premiered it last fall in Bemidji, then had a permiere in Grand Forks, ND at the Fire Hall Theater, and then in October we had a showing in Hollywood! Quite a feat for a little movie shot in just a few weeks. Although, with the amazing amount of talent we had in the film, I guess we shouldn’t be too surprised.
For those of you that missed it and would like to see it, as of last night you now have your chance. The movie is on YouTube in 3 parts for everyone’s enjoyment. We continue to seek recognition for the artists, distribution, or whatever may come from it. I hope you take some time to see some amazing performances.
For some REALLY great news… Steve’s book of poetry, “This Long Trip to Myself” will be released August 22nd! You aren’t going to want to miss this one. It’s incredible. The very talented Julie Quanrud and Chris Arens provided the illustrations for the book. Watch for more info at his publisher’s website as it gets closer. http://www.writersamuseme.com/stevesaari.htm#901230694
(This part added at Steve’s instance) Also in book news, DeeJay’s book, “The View From a Rusty Train Car” won two awards this spring. He was thrilled (accompanied by Julie Quanrud and Gary Grotenhuis) to be able to accept one of them in New York City at the Harvard Club. Meanwhile, he gets a new book cover to celebrate.
So while we haven’t been very active in the public eye, we continue to pursue art. Watch for more announcements coming soon with new projects down the road including another publishing announcement for Steve (this time about his plays) and the start of new film projects!
Thanks again to all of you for your constant support! We really appreciate all of you and all of the artists with which we have the honor to work. Until later… keep supporting the arts!