Today’s episode is a must-listen episode for anyone out there who has procrastinated or dragged their heels on getting a project done. An update on my documentary “Mixed in America”.
Five years ago I embarked on a personal project to create a short film documentary series about biracial people in America. It’s called “Mixed in America” and the first installment of the series is about my daughter, Imahni. The name of the installment is “Little Mixed Sunshine” and it combines a personal interview various b-roll and re-enactments. Well, five years after first interviewing her and even uploading a 1-minute teaser, the project still isn’t done.
Out of a desire to educate and inspire other filmmakers and creatives (or, quite possibly, a temporary loss of sanity) I made the decision to share my progress of the film on this podcast. The segment has been cleverly called “Shooting Sunshine.” Today you’ll hear the latest installment of the series with an update on where I am exactly with “Mixed in America.” Show regular JD Cochran is back to give me some “tough love.” If you’ve ever dragged your feet on getting a project done, particularly a film project, this is the episode for you.
Another great bonus segment is at 37:01. Gives additional insigight into the making of “Mixed in America.”
Music in this Episode
In order of appearance, the music in this episode:
- Remembering Past Everything by PC III (CC BY)
- The Theatrical Trailer for Poltergeist III by Chris Zabrisie (CC BY)
- dreamgate by Fog Lake (CC BY)
- “If I Don’t Fit” by Imahni Dawson. All rights reserved. (I hope to have an iTunes version you can buy when the film is released.)
- Mocking by David Mumford (CC BY)
- Please Listen Carefully by Jahzaar (CC BY-SA)
- Knock (Instrumental) by Josh Woodward (CC BY)
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The original “Mixed in America” teaser (from Jan 2011)
The most recent teaser-trailer (Oct 2015)
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