David Driver

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  • Oct 23, 2009

    The last scene shot for WOL was Michael bargaining for a taxi to take him to Bahktapur. Working yesterday with Renu, she admitted she was the worst with paying for taxis. We were so impressed with Michaels ability I thought or should be shared. I hope it will make the cut.

    Oct 24, 2009 via wol.typepad.com
  • Friday night Feb 27: at the Rickshaw Stop in San Francisco.

    People filtered in, for the fundraising benefit, starting just after 6pm until the gathering reached about fifty people. We were expecting thirty so we consider the evening a smashing success. We were really grateful that people brought friends and passed the word along if they couldn't make it. We raised some funds and made some excellent new connections. I really enjoyed speaking with those people whom I have never met and it was great to catch up with old friends who i don't often get a chance to see. We have been sifting through so much material lately and experimenting with a lot of structural elements that it was difficult to commit to a cut for the benefit presentation. Nothing like a deadline to push you to make decisions! In the end we agreed on a piece that represents about the first 30 minutes of the film. We held the start of the show as there were reports of heavy traffic on the bay bridge and we wanted to give a few people the chance to arrive. I sat back to see how this version played for an audience and was immediately sucked into the film. It went by like it was only about 10 minutes long and left the crowd really wanting more. It was a great feeling for me with a film at this early stage of editing and I am really looking forward to showing more.Afterwards, we had the chance to talk about the ongoing cost of post productions and our projections to finish the film. We made some excellent connections with people who were very interested in helping the film move forward and are now in the process of following up. We'll keep you posted as things develop and when we will be doing another public screening.In the end, I just want to give a big THANK YOU to all those who attended and urged their friends to attend.  Please keep spreading the word about the film and directing people to the website at: http:// www.wayoflifefilm.com.The support is very much appreciated! PHOTO: David Driver, Discussing "Way of Life" at the Rickshaw Stop in SF. FEB 27.(photo: Ben Clemens)

    Mar 02, 2009 via wol.typepad.com
  • Thank You!

    We just wanted to take a minute and give a big THANK YOU to all those people who made contributions over this holiday season! Your support is very important as we continue to work with the ongoing process of acquiring foundation support. And I especially wanted to recognize, what I think is, our cutest supporter. That would be Holden Driver of Pittsburgh Pa. We love you Santa!Editing continues pretty much on schedule and we are looking forward to a new rough cut soon.Until soon,

    Jan 08, 2009 via wol.typepad.com
  • Fund Raiser

    We are in the midst of planning a fund raising party for some time in January! Keep an eye out - I hope you can make it. Sign up for the email list if you haven’t already and we can keep you informed.    

    Dec 02, 2008 via wol.typepad.com
  • Production: Nepal

    Production in Nepal went very well. We were fortunate to solidify an excellent working relationship with Renu Khsetry, an independent journalist and film producer. Renu coordinated production while we were in Kathmandu and served as translator while we worked to further portray the lives of the Nepali people affected by the main characters of the film.We filmed several substantive interviews including an interview with MP Sunil Pant. Sunil helped with the creation of the initial women’s center and clinic in the Ghurka district of Nepal. He later helped Michael Daube set up CittaNepal before he began his own NGO, The Blue Diamond Society, working with HIV and gay rights. He has just been appointed to the newly reestablished Nepali Congress.With Renu we captured material that really enriched the Nepali perspectives in the film. From the locals at the Gaikhur clinic to the staff of the hospital in Humla, we felt more like part of the community than ever before.

    Nov 18, 2008 via wol.typepad.com
  • Article by Michael Daube

    Take a couple minutes to check out this article written by Michael Daube for Guideposts Magazine. It’s an inspiring story and serves well as the back story to the film. We have had a great time developing inspiring images to illustrate some of these events. Here is a link to the online version. . Also, if you have a chance to pick up the Fall 08 issue of Tricycle magazine then check out the article, “Miracle Worker.” It’s also an article about Michael and the work he has done over the years.

    Oct 16, 2008 via wol.typepad.com