Monday, December 04, 2006

Update on Documentary on Biracial Identity

From filmmaker J. Tomiko Anders, who screened the first rough cut version of "Mergence" at Space 7:10 at Kefa Cafe:

Docs in Progress
Mergence was selected for this round of Docs in Progress with the Women in Film in Video in Washington, D.C. It's an opportunity to "pitch" the film an audience of people and to a roundtable of documentary filmmakers. After the pitch, I'll receive facilitated feedback from the group.

Mergence Clips at the San Fran Fringe Festival
FUSE, the play associated with the Alloy Project ( had a successful run at the San Fransisco Fringe Festival in September. Fuse is most successful in its filmed interviews and when onstage couples have specific dramatic stakes." --Bay Times

Interviews Completed!
As of now, the film contains interviews with people representing all 12 of the two or more race groups from the 2000 Census with populations over 100,000 in the U.S. and 6 two or more groups with populations under 100,000. For those of you into demographics this is exciting news--for those of you who aren't--it's great because it means a wider variety of voices are represented.

Post-production has begun. 70% of the 52 hours(!) of footage has been logged (yes, by me!) and bids are coming in from editors to work with me on creating the final product. I hope to settle on someone by the end of December.

J. Tomiko