Saturday, September 23, 2006
Take 3 from Colours The Multicutural Network
Take 3 is a proposed cable television series (following Take 1, Take 2) sponsored by Colours, The Multicultural Network, in connection with the International Diversity Film Market. An event that presented these films is discussed at this
The "Take 3" showing presented four proposed programs, with directorial discussions and excerpts. Each excerpt provided a pretty goods idea of what the finished program would look like.
(1) P.N.O.K. Primary Next of Kin (2005), dir. Carolyn MacDonald, wr. Karyn L. Beach, is a docudrama where soldiers in Army dress greens go to the homes of "next of kin" of those who have died in Iraq (or Afghanistan or other scenarios). The incident as presented is quite emotional, challenging the compassion skills of the soliders.
(2) Eye of the Beholder is a short based on the idea of a haunted painting. The painting can change, with the viewers fantasies. This concept is known from Oscar Wilde's "The Picture of Dorian Gray." No relation to the 1999 film om IMDB.
(3) Hope takes us on a journey with a man who, grieving over the loss of his wife, wants to kill himself on the highway.
(4) New Orleans: My Home, My Life, My Love contains many images of the city after Hurricane Katrina.
Update: Sept 12, 2007
I got a call from parties affiliated with the show, and there will be up-to-date information about this show available shortly. Take 3 has a press release PDF file here.