In October of 2010, as part of the inaugural Commitment Grant program, Mountainfilm awarded five individuals with a $5,000 grant and a MacBook Pro computer for film and photography projects. Two of the projects were featured in the 2010 festival (Mbambu and the Mountains of the Moon and the gallery show from Paul Colangelo entitled Sacred Headwaters) and the other three (Terra Blight, Soul of the Sea and Paradox Valley) are still deep in production and post-production stages. As we prepare to announce the recipients of the second annual Commitment Grant next month, we'll be posting a series of updates on last years' winners.
Our first update comes from Isaac Brown whose film Terra Blight—about electronic waste in the global economy—will be rolling out at festivals early in 2012.
"Terra Blight is shaping up nicely and we are planning to be finishing post-production this fall. We have launched our website and trailer and recently finished a fundraising campaign that brought in around 7k in donations. This funding will go to sound sweetening and color correction. We are projecting the finished film to run just shy of an hour in hopes that it will be an attractive broadcast length. Receiving the Mountainfilm Commitment Grant was an incredible boost for the film and has allowed us to wrap production and get well into post. We will never forget the generosity and support of Mountainfilm, and we look forward to collaborating once the film is finished to help bring a much needed awareness to this issue of electronic waste."
Watch the trailer here.