Yes folks, the rumours are true: Red Earth and Street Dreams are going to Cannes!
Red Earth is sending its most sophisticated and classy member Jason (?) to go to the world’s largest film festival in the South of France from the 15 – 21 May. The reason for this visit is two-fold: One is to support our Street Dreams co-producer and good friend Chong Kim at the release of her feature film Eden; the other reason is to bring our mighty documentary, Street Dreams, to the world! With everything so financially tight on post production, this was a big call by us, but once a Red Earth supporter made a generous donation for this particular trip, we realized this was a once-in-a-lifetime chance; an opportunity we could not resist. So Jason will be packing his finest threads (both of them), some choice cuts from the Street Dreams rough cut, some rarely used arm deodorant and a heap of enthusiasm and heading to the French Riviera to bring the message of Street Dreams to the world stage. Jason leaves on the 14 May and Chong’s film screens on the 17 May, so stay tuned for exciting updates! Viva la Cannes!
As mentioned above, we are taking to Cannes two 5 minute segments from the Street Dreams rough cut. Over the last weekend, Jason and Mike locked themselves in a room in Adelaide to pull together a dynamic rough cut of Street Dreams. After two days, your Red Earth heroes were making excellent progress and a wonderful film was coming to fruition. But then suddenly Murphy’s law took hold and the editing program went BANG! This BANG took out 50% of our previous work which meant that after spending 5 hours trying to fix the files, all we could do is go back and redo the 50% of editing we lost. After that, Jason had to head back to Brisbane. Having said all this, the film is looking in excellent shape with the interviews of the trafficked girls being particularly powerful and moving. So despite all these setbacks, Red Earth pushes forward to a potential Street Dreams premiere and tour throughout Australia in July and August this year. Stay tuned for more details about that.
Thanks for your ongoing support and encouragement guys. We are getting closer everyday to bring the Street Dream documentary into the world.
PS – Do you think, while in a the South of France, if one holds a can of Diet Coke in a certain posh way, and sips it with air of eloquence, that the Diet Coke might pass as a glass of expensive wine?