29 April 2011

met the jury

We've spent the last two days meeting the jury, explaining the project, chatting about the themes, fielding questions and playing 'whoosh.'

There have been great debates about the right to vote, the right to drive and the right to bear arms. It's always great to have 4'10" producer Eva Verity to prove to the kids that they're not too short to drive.

It's been going well, but it's tough to work with a jury that only speaks French or Dutch. Lots of translating and missed jokes going both ways. The universal symbol of the fist bump works for the most part. Video soon to follow as soon as I'm done my papers.

28 April 2011

And we're live!

So Eva Verity and I are in Brussels and have our first meetings with the juries today. We're working with 50 kids from 3 schools - one French and two Flemish. We're seeing 25 shows!!! We have one day off for the entire month of May. Woot!
We're doing the Awards at the Kunstenfestivaldesarts.

I'm going to be posting lots of video of clips with children talking and saying things I don't understand.

Donna Soares and Hazel Venzon also doing it in Norwich, England. More information about that soon.