Crowdfunding kicks off!

Today’s the day!
We’re excited to say that today we are kicking off our crowdfunding campaign for our documentary Immigration: Seeking Solutions.

You can learn more and be part of the campaign by going to the Indiegogo page.
In the documentary we are asking: “What would a successful immigration system in the United States look like?” We are setting up interviews with people who have a range of points of view and experiences, to get a full spectrum of possible solutions, and to look for common ground among those solutions.  
We welcome suggestions for people to talk to.
We are paying for pre-production and production out of our own pocket, but we are raising money to make sure we can give this project the time and attention it needs to finish it up once we get back home.
Follow this blog for updates. You can also spread the word on social media with hashtag “#seekingsolutions.”

On The Road: Martha's Vineyard

Current location: Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts
Temperature: As high as 85, but a lovely 72 today – our most comfortable temperature of the trip so far!
Since last post we drove: 597 miles across four states: Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York and Massachusetts.  

Loudest sound of the week: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, or possibly the Blue Angels practicing next door over Lake Erie
Along the way, we stopped and visited friends in Whately Mass.  We stayed in their super-cool tree house!

We also enjoyed time with their kids, lots of mosquitoes, chickens, cows. And did we mention a treehouse?!  Plus a beautiful hike up Sugarloaf Mountain (it’s technically a hill at 265 feet, but we will let them call it a mountain).

Now we are in Martha’s Vineyard visiting old friends, swimming in the ocean, visiting local dining establishments and enjoying a film festival. And of course catching up on work we have not be able to do on the road, like this blog post.

Since our arrival, we’ve been hearing interesting stories about the Portuguese and Brazilian immigrants and would-be immigrants on the island. These have resonated with what we’ve heard elsewhere as we’ve begun research for our documentary project.
More on that soon, but our next post will be a vlog of some of the cool things we’ve seen so far as captured on video.  Stay tuned!

On the Road: Ohio

Current location: Columbus, Ohio
Temperature: 88
Since last post, we’ve driven: 458 miles across Indiana and Ohio
Yesterday we arrived at the home of our friends Danny and Susan, college colleagues of Polly’s.  Great to have two days in the same place which gave us the opportunity to do laundry and record a video for the crowdfunding page related to our documentary Seeking Solutions: Immigration. More details soon!

Plus we got to play Danny’s board game Big Bad Overlord. Good times!


The Road Trip Has Begun!

Current location: Effingham, IL
High temperature: 101 degrees at a humid rest stop in Missouri
Weirdest sight of the day: Man running across I-70 right in front of our car. Eep!
We left Denver on Sunday, August 26, with all of our possessions either in our car or our storage unit.
In the first three days, we’ve driven 953 miles across four states (three just today!) and had a successful visit with family.
Yesterday we had the moving experience of visiting the Brown vs. Board of Education National Historic Site in Topeka, Kansas. Having recently read The Shame of the Nation: The Restoration of Apartheid Schools in America, we know there’s much work yet to be done to get to truly integrated and equal schools in this country.
This is the mural that was commissioned to be painted across the street from the site: 
What are we doing on this trip? We are visiting friends, family and beautiful places. But we are also making a documentary. More on that in coming posts!

Mile High Community Band: Video project

We just finished up a fun project filming the Mile High Community Band’s jazz combo (The Combonians) as they rehearsed a few songs.  The videos will be used to help market the band to venues and to attract new band members.  I love jazz and am honored to have the opportunity to help spread the word of this uniquely American art form.  Please take a few moments to enjoy these three jazz standards.

Welcome to Distant Peak Productions

Thank you for stopping by. Please take a moment or two to review our services and staff information.
Distant Peak Productions is a videography company based in Arvada, Colorado, with easy access to the Denver and Boulder metro areas.  We would love to work with you on your next video project.  Feel free to use the contact page to drop us a line to let us know what you are working on, and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible to see how we can help.
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