In our regular Wednesday meeting with Dr. Luskay and Andrew Revkin, we sifted the transcripts and built a rough draft of the critical first act of the film, in which viewers will learn about the journey that took Linda from Illinois to Belize, from pig farming to shrimp farming.
A central challenge is meshing words with images and interlacing the views of the many subjects we interviewed.
While we were working, David Laub, a writer from the news website Patch.com, came to write a profile of our class and project.
He asked how we got the idea of focusing on an American expatriate building a seafood business in the tropics and how long Dr. Luskay had been running this film course (nine years!)
He sought students’ views on the course and this particular project and quickly learned that the draw is Linda’s remarkable tale of endurance and creativity.
Many students expressed passion in their response and we all look forward to seeing what he publishes. This interview is expected to be published sometime soon in the Pleasantville and Briarcliff area Patch.
As the weeks wind down toward our May deadline, we all know the amount of work we have ahead of us. We are ready and with the Avid editing system finally working properly, this documentary is officially in full-swing post-production. Although, we aren’t ready to hit any red carpets, many of us are proud of what we have accomplished thus far.
Stay posted… this is still only the beginning.