Progress


  • 2022 (Projected)

    Distribution begins: Film festival premier and theatrical release. Play additional film festivals and public screenings. Followed by TV broadcast, international distribution, and the beginning of educational distribution.

  • 2021 (projected)

    Post-production Part 4: Polish film for premiere and distribution: Minor refinements. Record and add music score. Finalize subtitles. Perform sound mix and color correction.

  • 2021 (projected)

    Post-Production Part 3 - Fine-cut (nearly final film): Test screenings of complete rough-cut (draft) and refine into nearly final film. Finalize rights for archival materials.

  • 2012 - 2021 (nearly completed)

    Post-Production Part 2 - Complete Rough-Cut (draft): Early test-screenings of excerpts to inform edit. Supplementary filming (78 locations for 40 hours of footage). Research and gather additional archival material for total of about 5,000 photos and 100 hours of archival footage. Complete a rough-cut of about 165 minutes for TV.

  • 2010-12 (completed)

    Post-Production Part 1: Initial Rough-cut Excerpts (drafts of parts pf the film) – 76 minutes: Easiest parts of the film to assemble and edit. Add narration, and temporary placeholder music.

  • 2009-2010 (completed)

    Film for three separate 7-8 day periods in Latvia, coast-to-coast in the U.S., and again in Latvia, conducting 30 interviews and capturing "B roll" for a total of 60 hours of footage.

  • 2007-2008 (completed)

    Develop shooting script. Begin selecting potential archival content. Capture "B roll" footage of relevant events. Produce and edit initial trailer.

  • 2004-2007 (completed)

    Concept, basic research, scouting of sources of archival content, initial pre-interviews, project planning, development of story and treatment.