Last month I partnered with Pass the Crayon, an incredible NGO in Berlin that offers arts workshops to refugee kids there. We conducted a one-week pre-production workshop for about 13 kids using fun, hands-on activities to teach story structure, character development, scripting, storyboarding, and a little set design. Click “read more” for a couple of great stories from the week!
Pass the Crayon is one of those golden NGOs whose impact is due to the ceaseless work of a couple of devoted full-time staff members and a lot of very passionate volunteers. Pass the Crayon works with volunteer artists to offer arts workshops to refugee children in Berlin, Germany. I am so thrilled to share that this August I will be partnering with them to conduct a film workshop with the children at one of their partner shelters in Berlin!
202 Creates, a subset of The DC Office of Cable Television, Film, Music & Entertainment (OCTFME) and the DC Commission on Arts and Humanities (DCCAH), is an exciting initiative that was launched "to amplify and celebrate DC's creative culture” in Washington, DC. 202 Creates is doing great work to support artists and creative entrepreneurs located in DC, through programs like the new artist residency, and for the next few months I will be an artist in residence in their inaugural cohort!
After years of hard work, filming in the US and Egypt, and sculpting the story with editor Simon El Habre (Little Lizard Films), I am happy to announce that our feature documentary SAMEBLOOD (dir. Oday Sadoon) is in its final stages of post production!