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Meeting The President & Podcast Interview!

The fall has finally arrived…and my life has been over the top busy!

In September I had an opportunity to organize several events in honor of the Estonian President’s, Mrs. Kersti Kaljulaid, visit to New York. I couldn’t be happier how everything turned out and also honored that I got to spend time with my country’s President. One of the highlights was spending one-on-one time with the President after seeing Broadway show “Come From Away” and having a chance to talk all about life. I am so proud of my country’s first female President. She is an exceptional woman!

As you know from my previous email, a year ago I decided to set a goal of producing a short film and entering it into the high level film festivals. I’m now in post production and gave my first podcast interview to Indie Film Tribe. Not gonna lie that I was a bit nervous before the interview and kept asking myself how much and what I want to reveal. I decided to speak from the heart as honesty has always been an essential part of my nature. I hope you enjoy the interview as it is an in-depth look at my “perfect” experience and what I’ve learned and where I’m heading with the production. CLICK HERE to listen the interview!

If you happen to be in New York and want to see a great Broadway show, I highly recommend Come From Away, which tells the heart-warming true story of how a small Canadian town cared for 6,579 airline passengers stranded there on 9/11. Click here to find out more!

Have a colorful fall!
Kristi

From Tony Awards to producing a film!

I hope you’ve enjoyed the summer!

As you can see from the picture, I started my summer with a dream come true… attending the Tony Awards! It was an unforgettable evening full of excitement, exceptional talent and gratitude.

Another dream of mine has been to produce a short film. I started working toward this goal a year ago and I’m beyond thrilled to announce that we finished shooting “Wildflower” last week. It’s a heartwrenching story about love and loss.
“Wildflower” is an Estonian-American production that is produced, written, and directed by an international all-female team. The director is Tony nominated Celine Rosenthal, my Co-Producer is Natalie Schwan, founder of Velocity Creatives production company and it is written by a published playwright, Susan Cameron. I can’t wait to share how beautifully our award winning French cinematographer, Charlotte Dupré, captured this film.
Currently I’m working on post production and the goal is to submit the film to high level film festivals. I will continue to keep you updated about our stellar cast, pictures, website, crowdfunding campaign, trailer and so much more. Who know’s, maybe my next note will show our entire cast on the red carpet!

If you love art, take a look at the Estonian artist Katja Novtskova’s exhibition “Earth Potential” in City Hall Park. It has a strong message and it’s free to the public! Click here for more info.

Have a great fall!
Kristi

 

I’m reading at the European Literature Night!

I can’t believe it’s already summer!

I hope you had a great spring filled with new experiences and discoveries. I was lucky enough to travel quite a bit – San Francisco with its beautiful coastline, the birthplace of Jazz in New Orleans, flashy Las Vegas and peaceful Finland. Without a doubt, New Orleans stole my heart with its endless jazz bars, delicious food, Hurricane Katrina’s exhibit, Mississippi River and good vibes. I could just sit on a street all day long and listen to the exceptionally talented street musicians sharing their gifts…

If you would like to experience the spirit of European café culture, enjoy books, European food and drinks, please join me this Friday at the Czech Center, which hosts its first European Literature Night. I will be reading Estonian author Rein Raud’s novel “The Brother” in the main room from 8-9pm. In between readings, you can listen to authentic Estonian music and taste famous Estonian black bread. The event is FREE and open to the public! Click here to read more!

And here’s a link to the street musicians Wael and Anna who blew me away with their talent in New Orleans!

Happy Summer!
Kristi