I’ve asked the filmmakers from the SXSW 2007 “Emerging Visions” section to give us all an update on their projects. Keep an eye out for more updates to come. First up, is Ashley Sabin, the co-director of the New Orleans community documentary Kamp Katrina (which opens at Facets in Chicago this weekend):
Since its SXSW premiere, David Redmon and I are self-distributing Kamp Katrina. We’ve booked it in a number of theaters across the U.S. Then it will move into the educational and home DVD markets in the coming year. The film is also still playing along the film festival circuit and will this fall play at Sidewalk film festival and Camden Film Festival.
While self-distributing the film we are working on our third documentary film, Intimidad, which is set to be done in a few months. It was shot over the course of about 4 years and takes a close look at a family who lives in Reynosa, Mexico (a border town). Shot verite the camera takes a patient look at the family’s intimate life as they work in factories, strive to keep their family together, and long for their small hometown. The film was shot digitally, 16mm, and Super 8.
We’re also moving to Mansfield, TX so that we can pursue other projects while saving money to continue to make films, and of course to be closer to SXSW headquarters.