Thursday, April 21, 2005

Hey, it's a showbiz post!

Oak Park husband-and-wife team (and my cousins by marriage) Eric Anderson and Amelia Dellos recently e-mailed to say shooting for their documentary is underway.

Frustrated by the divisive tenor of last year's election, Anderson and Dellos immediately began pulling together their vision of a film that would interview citizens from one "blue" state (Illinois), one "red" (Kansas), and one "white" (Iowa). They intend to interview voters from across the political spectrum, and they hope the film will increase understanding among the many camps.

Their first interviewee was Dr. Lee Barker of Meadville Lombard, a liberal theological school on the city's south side. (See photos from this shoot here.)

Eric is an optioned and award-winning screenwriter and Amelia (aka Amy) is a writer and marketing professional. Peter Biagi will serve as Director of Photography. Mike Timmins of the Cowboy Junkies will help with the music. More info here.

Stay tuned. I think this one's going to be especially meaningful. (And, it couldn't be happening to nicer or cooler people. I hope they each break a leg.)

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