This email recently reached ‘Spirited Engagement’ producer Tony Heriza. We can’t think of a better response to this piece about a complex, multi-layered, consensus-based organization.
I’ve just returned from a week in southern California, where I had three opportunities to watch the film in small groups (from one on one to an executive committee meeting). The responses were wonderful, and I myself get more out of the movie each time I watch it. It is so rich, and so well crafted. One person at the committee meeting declared that if she knew nothing about AFSC but saw that film, this is the organization she’d want to work for.
Leadership Gift Officer for Gift Planning – American Friends Service Committee
STRATHMERE sound & light
a special film presentation for the people of Strathmere
This 26 minute DVD of Strathmere is now available to all for purchase.
produced and directed by:
Frances McElroy and Ann Tegnell
Shirley Road Productions and extendedPLAY inc.
Thanks to producers/directors Fran McElroy and Ann Tegnell for creating such a wonderful and accurate portrait of life in our little town. They donated the rights to sell a limited edition of this film specifically as a fundraiser for the Strathmere Fire Company. They have also been working on a different version of a Strathmere documentary for broadcast television, and would welcome additional input and support from our community for this ongoing project. In particular, they are still looking for home movies that show Strathmere life from times past.
All proceeds of ‘STRATHMERE sound & light’ will benefit the Strathmere Volunteer Fire Company.
DVD copies of the film will be priced at $20.00 each.
All mailing will be a flat $5.00 shipping fee – no matter how many DVDs you buy.
Please let others know about the opportunity to purchase one or, better yet six copies of this little gem.
Make checks payable to the ‘Strathmere Volunteer Fire Company’ and snail to: Ella Diamond P.O.B. # 66 Strathmere, NJ 08248For more info contact Ella at: firstname.lastname@example.org or at 215.715.7702
You will also be able to buy copies of the DVD at Riordan Realty and at the Strathmere Post Office after 12/17
Producer – Tony Heriza Directors – David Goodman and Nigel Nobel Editor – Ann Tegnell
The American Friends Service Committe is celebrating 90 years of commitment to peace, justice and equality. This video tells six very human stories about AFSC projects and partners over the years, moving viewers to continue spiritual and economic support of this important organization.
A Constitution Center Gala was the premiere of ‘Spirited Engagement: Quaker Values in Action’, posted by Ann Tegnell and extendedPLAY, inc. The 20 minute video features 6 personal stories from locations around the world where the American Friends Service Committee has partnered with people in need. The video had Gala audience members laughing, crying and celebrating AFSC’s 90 years of service and commitment to peace and justice. The video is a key component of a campaign that will fund future programs in Peacebuilding & Conflict Resolution and Human Rights for Immigrants & Disabled People. view clip
90 years of steady, thoughtful and courageous work where it is needed most characterizes the American Friends Service Committee. A video designed to honor that past and encourage support of current and future work was recently edited by Ann Tegnell. AFSC producer Tony Heriza, and directors David Goodman and Nigel Nobel, invested nearly a year in pulling together the diverse components that went into the 20minute piece. Expanding and contracting in post from an hour to a just a few minutes, the piece eventually found itself in the emotional experiences of a handful of folks working across decades for peace, justice and reconciliation.
The video will premiere in early November at the Constitution Center as part of the AFSC annual public gathering. Stay tuned for a full report and clips.
KNEE DEEP: Center in the Park Senior Environment Corps
Next in the Co-op film series, produced and directed by Ann Tegnell and WW member Sharon Mullally.
How a group of volunteers has worked to test Philadelphia’s water, eventually spawning a community group to work to clean up what goes into our drinking water. Come and see your neighborhood and your neighbors in action — it will make you wonder what is going on under Washington Lane!
Films are shown monthly at the Little Theatre at Video Library (Germantown Ave. near Durham St.) on a theater-sized screen with theater style seating, air conditioning (when appropriate) and popcorn. Each film is followed by a discussion. Films start at 7 p.m. Admission is free.
Sharon Mullally joined documentary makers Lillian Paulmier and Louis Massiah on Wednesday June 6th for a Wednesdays at Woodmere presentation on filmmakers in Philadelphia.
The Woodmere Art Museum, located in Chestnut Hill, is dedicated to exhibiting the work of Philadelphia artists. KNEE DEEP was a great selection for the evening since several scenes in the film were shot within a stone’s throw of the Woodmere, on the campus of Chestnut Hill College.
The Woodmere is looking into the possibility of creating a regular series of work by Philadelphia filmmakers.