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From Movie Screening To Recording Studio!

I hope you’re having a great summer!

Mine has been the most amazing since it kicked off with my short film Wildflower’s special preview screening organized by the New York Women in Film and Television organization. We had a sold out house at the Museum of the Moving Image, people were sitting even on the floor and everyone’s eyes were full of tears. It is hard to put into words how I felt when I finally saw it on silver screen. My heart was pounding so hard that I could hear my own heartbeat…

After the screening, I had the honor of recording Wildflower’s title song “Meie Elu” with gifted musicians Johanna Telander and Una Tone at the legendary Threshold Recording Studios. Johanna is a New York based Finnish composer who arranged this beautiful Estonian folk tune, accompanied me on piano and sang back up vocals. Una is a seasoned Broadway bound Latvian violinist who plays in the film as well. Please click the link below to listen to an excerpt of the song and choose your preferred way of listening to the song in full. Let me know what you think!

www.wildflower.film/meieelu

Last but not least, if you’re looking for a brand designer and manager, please meet my friend Valev Laube who just moved to New York and is looking to expand his client base. I’ve collaborated with him for years and have only good things to say about him. Wildflower’s website, poster, CD cover and all other marketing materials were designed by him. If you’d like to find out more about Valev’s work, please click here.

Thank you for continually reading my newsletter and enjoy those beautiful sunny summer days!

Warmly,
Kristi

BREAKING NEWS: my film will be presented by NYWIFT!

Spring is here and I have some really exciting news!

Drum roles please…

Wildflower has been chosen by the New York Women in Film and TV’s for their immigrant stories screening series. NYWIFT is a well-respected organization that stands for women filmmakers and I feel beyond honored that Wildflower is chosen to their program.

We will have our special preview screening on May 17th at the Museum of the Moving Image at 7pm, followed by Q&A and reception. I’d love to celebrate with all of you. Please reserve a free seat by clicking here and do it ASAP since the seating is limited and it’s a popular series.

As you know, I’ve worked on this film for a year and it’s beyond exciting to have a first screening presented by such a wonderful organization. I feel tremendous gratitude toward my 43 member cast and crew, 13 sponsors, 56 Indiegogo supporters, friends & family and everyone that has been rooting for Wildflower’s with kind wishes and thoughts. Thank You!

I can’t wait to celebrate together! See you at a screening!

With gratitude,
Kristi

“Wildflower” Behind-The-Scenes VIDEO And Kalevala Concert!

The weather in New York is just like my life… unexpected! 

The first two months of 2018 have been extremely exciting for me. Lots of new projects, performances and great surprises. 

I’m thrilled to share my short film “Wildflower” behind the scenes video (click on the pic). This promo video is edited by Gergely Laszlo-Zwickl of Monoplane Movie Trailer Production from Hungary, who I found after posting an ad to Mandy.com. It’s great to be able to locate talent, having not ever met the person, and absolutely love their work! 

Another exciting project:  I’m co-organizing and also performing in “Kalevala the Musical” concert at the Scandinavia House this coming Monday. It’s a beautiful story based on the Finnish epic, Kalevala, and has been set to an ethereal yet powerful pop, folk and world music score written by the very talented Johanna Telander. If Once, Lord of the Rings and Waitress were juxtaposed in to one musical, Kalevala would be the product. I’m thrilled to let you know that we’ve been featured on Broadwayworld.com several times. CLICK HERE to find out more! 

Last but not least, I ran a successful Crowdfunding Campaign for Wildflower. Thank you everyone for your kindness and support. I have an outstanding lineup of people who are working on post production and I couldn’t have done this without your support!

I would also love to hear how you’re doing if you have the time to write!
Kristi