Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Documentary Save Our Cottages Indian Rocks Beach, Florida




Photo of Helen Tilston. Photographer Michael Tilston, St.-Remy-en-Provence, France.



I have just returned from Provence, France where my work took me to research painting and filming venues for  Save Our Cottages:  Artists with a cause, a documentary to be aired on PBS in 2018.

    



Violetta Chandler & Mary Rose Holmes plein aire painting . Photo:  Tricia Priest

Emmy Award winning documentary film-making team Lynn Marvin Dingfelder and Larry Wiezycki have been filming The Plein Aire Cottage Artists, Violetta Chandler, Mary Rose Holmes and Helen Tilston and residents  at Indian Rocks Beach, Florida.for the past several months.



Photo by Helen Tilston, Provence 

The second part of the documentary is scheduled for filming in Provence at the beginning of June.
We are going to be painting and walking in the footsteps of the fathers of Impressionism in Provence.




Photo by Helen Tilston.  Vincent van Gogh's room at St. Remy en Provence
We are thrilled that this documentary is going to film and will be aired on PBS in 2018.


Helen Tilston, Violetta Chandler and Mary Rose Holmes and Camera Larry Wiezycki  at Beach Trail IRB, Fl, photo by Lynn Marvin Dingfelder
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Wishing everyone a great week and I look forward to catching up with all of you.

14 comments:

  1. Dear Helen - what great excitement, will we be able to view the film here in the UK? I do hope so.
    Love the photo of you in St.-Remy-en-Provence sitting beneath that magnificent Wisteria whose colour is beautifully complimented by those typically pale blue french shutters.

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    1. Hello Rosemary,
      I agree great excitement all around.
      There is a good possibility that PBS will distribute the documentary to English speaking countries. I will certainly let you know.
      St.-Remy-en-Provence is a great town. We are looking forward to returning.
      Helen xx

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  2. Beautiful photos of Provence. I have not yet visited that beautiful part of France.
    I am sure you are very excited to be part of this wonderful project. Saving beach cottages sounds like an excellent idea.

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    1. Hello Loree,

      I think you will love Provence when you visit. I will be more than happy to steer you to the great places we have discovered. We feel it is important to save history wherever possible. Hope you are having a great week
      Helen xx

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  3. Hi Helen - that's great to read about .. and to see you'll let us know if the film is released etc ... congratulations - must be so much fun to be involved, yet having an opportunity to learn as you go ... as well as I hope save the cottages - such a pity to destroy them for presumably redevelopment ...

    Cheers and all the best - Hilary

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    1. Hello Hilary.
      It is a wonderful experience and we are all learning as we go. I have gained respect for those who are on camera. It is not easy. Our Producer and Camera Man are wonderful and ever so professional. We are very much looking forward to returning to France with them next in June.
      Fondest wishes
      Helen xx

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  4. Hello Helen, what a beautiful photo of you at St Remy, sitting beneath the wisteria. The film sounds wonderful, and I hope it comes to Australia - one day! So interesting to see Van Gogh's room, still there to be seen. Belated Happy Easter to you. x

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    1. Hello Patricia

      The wistaria was blooming in so many towns. The seem to thrive in the climate at St Remy and surrounding areas. It is quite emotional to visit Vincent van Gogh's room. I must say I was overcome. He was such a gentle and creative soul
      Helen xx

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  5. Hi Helen,

    Such inspiration in your new venture; the trailer is lovely, and I enjoyed seeing the cottages up close, and hearing how the 'Save Our Cottages' movement took off thanks to you, Mary Rose and Violetta.

    Your visit to St. Remy looks and sounds enchanting. What a beautiful photo of you, under that gnarly wisteria.

    Looking forward to learning more about the documentary and your next 'setting' for the film.

    Wishing you a wonderful Wednesday,
    xx
    Poppy

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    1. Hello Poppy,
      The cottages in your eyes probably do not look very old by comparison to those in Greece but they are the history of this little community and it is a rich history. We find tourists take pictures of these unique cottages and not he faceless condos.
      We are very much looking forward to the next filming session in Provence.
      Hope you are keeping well. Happy baking
      Helen xx

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  6. Such exciting news, Helen! Nothing like Provence!!!! I look forward to watching the documentary on PBS...enjoy your film adventures!!!

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    1. Hello Becky,
      You are right Provence is a very special place and so much to see and learn. We are indeed looking forward to returning.
      Fondest wishes
      Helen xx

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  7. How exciting and so admirable! I enjoyed the trailer and will watch for it on PBS.

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  8. Thank you for watching and for your support Have a super week
    Helen xx

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