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Volunteer to help the Red Tent Movie!

Volunteer to help the Red Tent Movie!A Message From the Filmmaker

While “Things We Don’t Talk About” is my inspired Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, it is much bigger than simply a dissertation. Creating a film requires a network of people and I look at this film as ‘about the women and for ALL women‘. It’s their film!

I completed filming in March 2011 and I am currently in the scriptwriting and film editing stages. I set out to do everything in my power to make this film, even if it meant doing everything myself and on an extremely meager budget. Believing in my determination and commitment, I would meet the most formidable of obstacles, but I was willing to do whatever it took.

However, as I began to tour the country hearing the extraordinary stories, listening to the interviews, and filming in Red Tents, I began to understand that this groundbreaking film is worth so much more than what I as one single individual could ever accomplish even with 200% of my efforts. Optimally, I need a team of people who are passionate about this film and the movement among women. Each clip brings emotion, beauty, humor and wisdom in ways that perhaps have never been seen before on film with women.

In the larger arena of life, something is moving among us. We are learning to co-collaborate, co-create and move together in community where there are more resources together than alone. We are also listening to our intuition and finding the next step rooted in our courage to live out our larger purpose.

One night after seeing another riveting documentary, I suddenly knew that “Things We Don’t Talk About” is much bigger than me or even my Ph.D. The content of what it carries has the potential to change many lives. This is a story that I personally want to bring to women and men everywhere. This is “our” movie that I am so privileged to be taking leadership in as the “filmmaker,” documenting the emergence of women building a woman-honoring society. In this moment, it is teaching me to ask for help so that together we can co-create a larger scope of possibilities. Ideally I would like to see the budget increased by thousands of dollars and also to galvanize a volunteer base of leaders who can contribute their skills if they too are passionate about what is here in this groundbreaking film. In this spirit and in a humble request for support, I invite you to join me. The following is a preliminary list of the skills I am looking for:

  • Animators
  • Accounting Assistant
  • Bloggers
  • Connectors
  • Colorist
  • Composer
  • Development
  • Dubbing Mixer
  • Editors (script)
  • Editors (After Effects)
  • Foley Artist
  • Fundraisers
  • Film Distributors
  • Graphic Designers
  • Grantwriters
  • Investors
  • Interns
  • Lawyer (Entertainment)
  • Lawyer (Contract)
  • Motion Graphics
  • Marketing Executive
  • Marketing Director
  • Marketing Assistant
  • Music Supervisor
  • Music Editor
  • Musicians
  • Networkers
  • Paralegal
  • PR Executive
  • PR Assistant
  • Publicist
  • Researcher
  • Rights & Clearances
  • Sales Executive
  • Sales Agent
  • Social Media Specialist
  • Songwriters
  • Sound Engineer
  • Sound Designer
  • Sound Mixer
  • Screenwriters
  • Website Copy Writers
  • Web Developer
  • Webmistress
  • Writers

If you find yourself called to support in other ways please let me know your ideas.

If you are hearing the call like I did, you will know. Together we can fulfill the promise of a great documentary that not only records history but also propels the future of women forward in a time where our leadership is most needed.

Thank you.

~Isadora Gabrielle Leidenfrost

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