I have two film projects at the moment.
Dreams Undreamt - “filming dreams for art – a public installation.” Dreams Undreamt is an ongoing dream film library, inviting the public to film and upload their dreams, curated by myself and director Stan Okumura. To participate, you may use the contact form on this website or simply film your dream and upload it using the form available in the menu section at www.dreamsundreamt.com. You can find this link by clicking on the horizontal bars to the left of the left most entry on the site.
Roses For Maya Deren series, 2005-2012. Pruett has been filming her short film series, Roses For Maya Deren, since 2005. This series references Deren while providing experiences for artists of all ages and experience levels, and individuals who have never previously participated in making art.
“I like Maya Deren, and I wanted to make some films but I didn’t know how to get started. It’s just kept going. I am hoping to finish filming for it in 2012.”
Film Journal Updates
Thursday, 19 July, 2012
Roses For Maya Deren…. I began filming for it in 2005, with limited equipment at the time. I have filmed friends in it, professional actors, musicians, artists, and people I had never met before asking them to film with me. I am pleased to say that the films have begun to be edited and will begin entering festivals this year. Maya Deren is a filmmaker who inspired me, the first female director that I ever had knowledge of. These films encompass the personal, the universal, the derivative, dark sides, and lighter sides of human relationships. They have been filmed without words, and with words in Danish, Cherokee (Tsalagi), English, and Massai, with more languages to come.
Saturday, 11 August, 2012
Preparing Our Love and Voices, a Roses For Maya Deren short film, to enter into festivals including this year’s American Indian Film Festival in San Francisco has been highly rewarding. A new Cherokee drum song, learning new film editing techniques and technical knowledge, and looking at a beautiful final edit have all been part of the experience. There are a couple of new dream films up!