This post is dedicated to our first backer, Krissy Sakamoto: One of the first things we started doing when it became clear our crowdfunding campaign was going to be a success was to put together the outlines of our book. This project is a book first, and a mini-documentary second. Which is exactly the opposite of all our other historical documentary projects to date. So that's a challenge. But a fun one.
The other challenge is that Catherine, our eldest, is going to be doing some of the writing about her own experience (and filming; she'll be Camera One when I'm up competing in Dublin). So we have to decide which parts of the project she'll be working on and what she's thinking of saying about them.
Those who know me well are aware that I have kept my kids out of the social media eye since they were born. I talk about them, but don't usually post pictures of them where you can see their faces. Small children don't understand privacy issues very well, and I didn't want their most tender moments already tagged and categorized by Facebook bots. But our Eldest is almost 10 years old now and I think she's old enough to decide if she wants to try being a bit more in the spotlight, and she's very keen to do it. (I think this may be a bigger deal for me than it is for her...)
This is Catherine telling you one aspect of the project she'll be discussing.