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News: May 2013
Year in Burgundy:selected
for French Oenovideo Wine Film Festival
of the Universewins
Montana Cine Film Festival Global
Ways to Wellbeing:first
website under construction, with video
The Lute Maker’s Daughter:InCA’s
first-ever animation/fiction project
Year in Champagne –production
Third wine film:
A Year in Port –first
shoot completed in Portugal
Burgundy: Sonoma FilmFest news. Oenovideo Fest in
Written and directed by David Kennard. Camera and
editing: Jamie Lejeune.
YEAR IN BURGUNDYhas been nominated
as an Official Selection of the
Festival, to be held in Carcassonne,
film will open the first day of the festival on
Thursday 30 May at 4pm
The film had its
Northern California Premiere at the Sonoma
Film Festival on Thursday April 11 at the Sebastiani
Theater. The screening sold out,
as did a second screening at Healdsburg’s multiplex
Raven Film Center.
The World Premiere
of the film was a smash hit at California’s Santa
International Film Festival in January, filling the
800-seat Lobero Theater and
selling out the venue twice at the Museum of Art,
where200 people were turned away.
We were selected as “Best of the Fest”, one of the
top-10 favorite films of the 200 shown
at Santa Barbara, and two further viewings were
scheduled for the following week.
Follow our successhere
Full news and details about the film at the
website “A Year in Burgundy”
The film features a year in the life of the
wine-makers of Burgundy, France.
It was shot on location throughout 2011 and early 2012.
A sell-out crowd applauded the first
private screening of the completed film at BAFTA,
the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, in
London on September 12, 2012.
A screening in Paris on September 18 won wide press
and critical acclaim
from French media. On October 15 the film was
sneak-previewed at the
Tribeca Film Festival Cinema in New York City, to an
At the Clay Theater in
San Francisco on December 3, 250 people applauded the
and the Burgundy wine that was served to accompany
it. Visit the
film’swebsitefor all the
latest news, and to watch the trailer.
Second wine film, “A Year in Champagne,” now editing
Our second film on fine wine, A Year in Champagne,
completed its final French shoot in September
2012 and is now in post-production. One final scene
was shot in England at the end of March 2013.
Featuring the extraordinary history and mythology of
this film will paint intimate portraits of
wine-makers and their families,
and reveal some of the secrets of creating legendary
Third wine film, “A Year in Port” completes first
Our third film on fine wine, A Year in Port,
completed its first location shooting in the Douro
and the city of Oporto, Portugal during March, 2013.
Further dramatic scenes will be shot in June.
8 Ways to Wellbeing: new film project and
website This new multi-media
documentary project features the ground-breaking
of Psychiatry, Anthropology and Philosophy at U.C.
Titled “8 Ways to Wellbeing”, the project
investigates how TLC’s (Therapeutic Lifestyle
can positively impact everyone’s mood, attitude and
The producers are creating a new inspirational
website with Video on Demand.
Later, they will sign up volunteers and film the
results of their lifestyle changes.
The resulting 60-minute documentary will be
nationally distributed on PBS.
The website will offer information and community
support for those who
choose to participate in the “8 Ways” program.
Producer and Director of Research:Lizzie
Writer and Director:David
Full production is targeted to commence in Spring
The Lute Maker’s Daughter: new animated film Pre-production
continues on InCA’s first-ever animated film, a
set in ancient China, based on historically accurate
backgrounds and research.
The script is now complete. Storyboards and
soundtrack are now being created.
concept artist and lead animator.
Based on a book by Dan Liebowitz and Barbara
Kanowick, the film will be targeted at
a worldwide family audience and launched at animation
If successful, this will be the first in a series of
animated films featuring Chinese history.
Completion funding is being sought currently from
Chinese and American sources.
for a gallery of selected production
wins 2012 Montana CINE Fest Global Award
Journey of the Universe
A mind-blowing journey through 14 billion
special produced and directed by David Kennard and
Location Producer (Samos, Greece): Lizzie
Kennard Journey of the
Universe has won the prestigious Global Award at the
2012 Montana CINE
International Film Festival, plus a “Merit for
Scientific Achievement and Cinematography”
The film also won the Northern California Emmy for
Best Documentary of the last year.
University Press publishes the book, also available
in Korean & French. To order, visithere DVDs are now available:
can find the film on PBS stations: KQED PLUS, April
23 at 10pm
educational video series is now available. Seeherefor a pdf press
of the Universe” is a documentary epic written and
presented by Brian Swimme,
co-written and executive-produced by Mary Evelyn
Tucker, produced and directed
by David Kennard and Patsy Northcutt, with location
producer Lizzie Kennard.
The film, set in the Greek island of Samos, is a
unique and exciting parable
about the past 14 billion years, with stunning
and produced by Lizzie Kennard and David Kennard.
Story producer Jamie Lejeune.
compelling one-hour film tells the story of four
people who decided to start life all over again –
re-shaping their work, their relationships and their
world-view. Why and how did they take this step?
In the final story, creativity and mentoring helped
the Chickasaw nation to redefine its future. Premiered
in April/May 2012 on PBS stations nationally
Now available on DVD directly from InCA
Created and produced by Alisha Lumea and David
first ever short documentary is set in the Arctic.
The film features Inuit families as they battle for
survival in this harsh but beautiful place.
fishing continue to support their way of life, as the
climate changes and the ice melts?
Filming took place in August 2011 in Pangnirtung, a
tiny Inuit community on Baffin Island:
click below to watch the story: “Summer
Keeping Score: Mahler – 2-hour movie version in
distribution on DVD InCA’s
two-hour Theatrical/DVD Movie won the German
Record Critics’ Annual Award,
1980, this award has set “the most rigorous standards
for supreme achievement and quality”
field of music recording. For more information,
visithere. The film, produced by Joan
David Kennard, is the final part of an eight-film
series, created originally for PBS from 2003-2010.
Visit the San Francisco Symphony’s award-winning
websitekeepingscore.orgfor more information