Jul
29
2012

An excerpt from Sarah’s journal when she was 15 at a wilderness survival camp for troubled teens.

Jul
12
2012

Why I decided to make a film about my sister.

Jul
5
2012

Coming Home

           I always experience a wave of mixed feelings when I come back to Fargo. A combination of shock from how cold (winter) or hot (summer) it is, relief from the stress of the grind, and a sense of falling back into a place strangely unaffected by time. I take the same roads home as I did in high school: west on I-94, get off at the University exit, hang a right on 18th avenue, left on 9th street and straight down to the end. I hug the corners like old friends. Light punches through the canopy of elm trees, now sparse from dutch elm disease. As the intertwining limbs pass over my head, they become a tunnel back into my childhood.

            As I pass through town, I see the places which once held great significance for me: my grade school, the hospital where I was born, the church I grew up in. They look different, have new additions, larger parking lots, and so on. I guess these structures are much like myself — I have my foundation, the things I grew up with, the way I was raised. As time went by, outside elements have worn me down, and new experiences have added to my life and identity. But that initial structure still stands as it did when I was first built; my child form is still here, only altered.

            During this trip I hope to delve into that childhood: what formative experiences I had with Sarah, my sister, and my entire family, and how these experiences affected the trajectory of our lives thereafter.

Jul
4
2012

Arrived in Fargo today! Let the adventure begin.

Arrived in Fargo today! Let the adventure begin.

Jun
28
2012

WRITE UP IN SLACKERWOOD BLOG

Debbie Cerda mentioned the film and posted the trailer, alongside good friend Kat Candler.

Jun
24
2012

Journey to NoDak: Departs July 2nd!

In one week cinematographer E.J. Enriquez and I are headed north to Fargo for our last shooting session. We’ll be posting daily about our experiences, who we meet and what we do!

Jun
23
2012

Super 8 screenshot of Serenity.

Super 8 screenshot of Serenity.

Jun
23
2012

Sarah and her little girl, Serenity.

Sarah and her little girl, Serenity.

Jun
23
2012
Jun
23
2012

Sarah’s daughter, Serenity.

Sarah’s daughter, Serenity.

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