Friday, October 21, 2011

ArcLight Documentary Film Festival!

Above: At the radio station after our interview!

Marceline is up for a spot in the ArcLight Documentary Film Festival in Hollywood, California! To get in we need to be voted in the top ten by YOU! We will put voting details at the end of this post! Voting ends this Sunday, Oct, 23rd. We can get in to this festival, but we need your help!

Yesterday we were interviewed on the radio for The Woman Show, a local radio show on KRFU 1400. It will play tomorrow morning at 7AM on 1400 AM so tune in to hear Sara (& a little from Andy) talk about Marceline!

Thanks to everyone supporting us by voting or donating money

Here is the info on how you can vote!

To vote on Facebook click here: VOTE FOR MARCELINE ON FACEBOOK

To vote on YouTube you need to click the link and then click the "thumbs up" button to the left just under the video. to do this click here: VOTE FOR MARCELINE ON YOUTUBE

Please VOTE IN BOTH PLACES. BOTH votes will be counted. And it is very important to share these links and spread the word!!!! Post it to your facebook page and your twitter! THANK YOU!!!!

Friday, October 7, 2011

Premiere, Film Festivals, & the Trailer!!!

The premiere went wonderfully! Walt’s granddaughter, Michelle, was in the audience and she loved it! She even bought a copy of the film for her brother! Our friend Trace came all the way from Texas to see the film and my Aunt and Uncle from Israel were there too!!! It was an amazing night and to top it off, everyone loved the film.

We had so much fun the next day at Toonfest. We were honored with a plaque after the parade and then even got to partake in the highest honor in Marceline, planting a tree at Walt’s barn!

Since then we have been making tons of copies of the film to send to festivals. So far we have submitted to the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, Veil International Film Festival, Green Bay Film Festival, Iowa Film Festival, Myrtle Beach Film Festival, Derby City Film Festival, True/False Film festival, and the Independent Film Festival of Boston. We know that film festivals are very competitive and we are keeping our fingers crossed!

We still have about 33 film festivals we would like to submit to, but submission fees can get pretty expensive. You can help us submit to more festivals by clicking the link below and donating to help us raise the money for submission fees. You can donate any amount you are comfortable with. If you can’t donate (trust us, we understand!) please help by spreading the word and this link to others!

We are really amazed and appreciative of all the love and support. Thank you!!!

Don’t forget to check out the trailer!

Enjoy these photos from Toonfest and the premiere:

Above: Andy with the Marceline movie poster
Below: Me and the poster!
Above: Speaking to the audience before the film
Below: The historic Uptown Theater after the film

Above: Receiving our Dreaming Tree plaque
Below: Planing our own Dreaming Tree at Walt's barn!

Above: Walt Disney World Ambassador, Sara Spike, me, Andy, and Michelle Lund, Walt's grandaughter

Friday, September 16, 2011

Marceline Premieres Tonight

Today is the day! We couldn’t be more excited to finally show all of the amazing people of Marceline, along with our amazing friends and family, this film! My uncle and Aunt from Israel are traveling the world now, and happen to be here in Missouri and will be at the premiere! It makes today all that more exciting!!! (you can read about their travels here: The Rod and The Ring) We will let you know how it goes. EEEEP! (That was my excited noise). 
Above: The Uptown Theater, Marceline MO
This is where you can find us tonight! (no stalking)

Thursday, September 15, 2011

We have a poster!

Andy designed this beautiful poster that will hang at the Uptown Theater for the premiere in Marceline tomorrow night! 

Wednesday, September 14, 2011


Above: Andy and I at E.P. Ripley Park in Marceline, 2008

We have just 2 days left until the premiere! The film is finished and we are ready to go! I just got word that my Aunt and Uncle from Israel are coming to the premiere. This is very exciting news! We hope that you can make it too. Click here for the details of the screenings: MARCELINE PREMIERE

Monday, September 12, 2011

Marceline premiere’s In 4 Days!

We are very excited to show the film to everyone. We think you will love it. Here is the info to help get you over to the Uptown Theater this Friday night. See you there!

Premiere- Friday, September 16 · 8:00pm 
Encore Screening- Sunday, September 18 · 2:00pm 

Both Screenings are FREE
Andy and I will be on hand after both screenings for a Q&A!
Uptown Theater
104 North Kansas Avenue
Marceline, MO

Below is a photo, from a few months back, of Andy just after we were pulled over by one of Marceline’s Finest for driving with the door open (we were filming). He let us off with a warning and even said he was planning on attending the premiere! Below that photo is Andy filming in Marceline back in 2007.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

"Preparing for MARCELINE"

Andy and I have been spending every night and every weekend finishing up our film, Marceline. The film is about Walt Disney’s ties to his boyhood home, as well as the town and its people. This is what has been consuming every non working hour of every day and why I haven’t been posting too much on here. 

Andy began work on this film five years ago when we still lived in southern California. The idea came on our first trip to Marceline in December of 2006. Being avid Disney fans, Andy and I decided we needed to visit Marceline, especially since we would already be visiting his family for Christmas just an hour and half away.  

Though we arrived on a cold, dreary afternoon, and although the shops and museum were mostly all closed already for the day, we could still feel the magic of this incredible little town. We visited the barn near Walt’s dreaming tree. Inside the barn they had markers and people had scribbled messages and notes all over the walls. You could really see how much Disney means to so many people just reading those notes. We found the perfect place to scribble our note, right above the door and we knew what we wanted it to say; “Here you leave today and enter the worlds of yesterday, tomorrow, and fantasy” the same note that is inscribed above the tunnels that go under the railroad and lead out to Main St. USA at Disneyland. But we forgot exactly the order in which the inscription was written. Andy and I are very big on accuracy, so we called Disneyland (yes, I keep Disneyland on speed dial) from that spot in the barn. The cast member that answered couldn’t remember what it said either. He put us on hold and went down to Main St. to check for us! I don’t think I’ll ever forget about that moment on our first trip to Marceline.

We knew we had to capture this town on film. Andy decided to head out there with our friend Frank while I was in school. Andy spent nearly two months filming Marceline and its people and then he came back to California and went back to school and back to work. A year and half later we moved to ColumbiaMissouri and began making regular trips to Marceline to film or visit the new friends we had made. We finally had enough footage to begin editing.

Editing can be a really long process. Especially when you have 25 hours of footage and the editors already have full time jobs… It has taken a really long time to get to the point we are at right now. The film is nearly complete. We are just now in the process of adding a few finishing touches.

During the making of this film Andy and I moved 5 times, got engaged, graduated from college, got married, and had our daughter, Lilly Belle (she is named for Walt Disney’s private train car, The Lilly Belle, which Walt named after his wife, Lillian- yes, we are Disney FREAKS). It’s been a long journey to get to the point we are at right now.

I am so excited for the people of Marceline to see this film (and nervous too!) The film premieres in just three weeks during Marceline’s Toonfest weekend at the historic Uptown Theater.  There will be a pretty fun and exciting party afterwards- at which point I think we will finally be able to relax!

Toonfest is a fabulous FREE festival celebrating the art of cartooning held annually in Marceline. They have guest artists come from around the world and speak about what they do. There’s a parade, food, games, a princess tea party and a pirate treasure hunt, a dreaming tree celebration and so much more! I recommend that any fan of Walt Disney or Cartooning visit Marceline, especially during Toonfest.

Marceline will premiere on Friday September 16th, 8PM at the historic Uptown Theater in MarcelineMissouriAndy and I will be on hand for a Q&A following the screening.

There will be an encore screening Sunday September 18th at 2PM at the Uptown Theater. Andy and I will also be at this screening and available for a Q&A after the film.

Did I mention both screenings are FREE!?
Above: In front of Walt Disney Elementary School during my second trip to Marceline in 2007
Above: With Kaye Malins at Toonfest 2008
Below: Trace Jennings, me, Andy, & Walt Disney World Ambassador, Sara 
Above: Trace Jennings, me, & Andy in front of City Hall, Marceline MO
Below: Artwork for our film, Marceline, drawn by Jason Zucker

Thursday, August 25, 2011

"Marceline" Premiering Sept. 16th!

Five years ago Andy headed to the small Missouri Town of Marceline, Walt Disney's Boyhood Home, to film a documentary about the people, the town, and it's ties to dear old Walt, returning every so often to capture more Marceline moments. After years of documenting the story of the town and it's rich Disney history, we are proud to announce that Marceline will premiere on Friday September 16th, 8PM at the Uptown Theater in Marceline, Missouri. This film will kick off Marceline's annual Toonfest.