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TLC Conference

TLC Conference

Hello there Trichster followers!

It’s been just about a month since Trichster went to the TLC Conference and it’s high time we gave you an update!

To begin, it took the Trichster team months and months of planning to shoot the conference. We had to fly Rebecca in from London, hire extra crew to help, book rooms, rent equipment and cars, coordinate with TLC, decide who to film, how to film, and, most importantly, how to keep tack of over 500 people at a conference when many could not be on camera! Planning was definitely a challenge but in the end we pulled it off.

Rebecca flew into New York on the 5th of April and stayed with Jillian for the majority of the time. It was fun living as “flat mates” but we were all sad to see her fly home at the end of the month.

Sophie and Rebecca attended the conference in its entirety while Valerie and Jessie both came on Saturday for afternoon sessions. We filmed some really beautiful moments and were so happy to be able to attend! We also set up a “confessional booth” while at the conference and spoke to some really amazing people- the material looks awesome.

More important than the actual shooting, it was so nice to feel such an amazing connection to the members of the trich community. Trichster saw some familiar faces they met while shooting at the retreat back in September and met many new people along the way. It is very rare to feel so welcomed among strangers and to feel like family within a matter of minutes. It’s incredible what TLC has been able to accomplish with such little staff. We loved every minute that we spent at the conference and were sad to say goodbye.

We have some very busy months ahead. We still have a handful of shoots left before we dive face-first into the editing process. For now, Jillian has started going through the 170+ hours of footage and organizing everything. This is a giant process and documentary editing can take years! Trichster is also starting to apply for grants. We will need funding for post-production, festival entry, and marketing materials. Film making is very expensive!

Thank you all so much for your continued support. What started out a year and a half ago as a “girl with a camera” has grown into so much more than any of us could ever have anticipated. We can’t wait to fill you in on the next leg of our journey.

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Post-Sandy

Post-Sandy

Welcome back from the storm east-coasters! Sandy greatly impacted millions of people, including Team Trichster. We had to cancel an important shoot and many of us were without power for days. Today marks day one of the work week commencing and we are excited to get back to work!

Before Sandy hit we shot all day with Jessie in New Jersey as she was getting ready for her brother’s Bar Mitzvah. Below is a favorite shot of her:

We spent all day yesterday finishing up a grant application and are busy applying for more and planning upcoming shoots! Please check our facebook page for the latest pictures from our set: facebook.com/trichsterfilm

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TLC Retreat

TLC Retreat

Well we’re back in New York after shooting at the TLC Retreat in the Santa Cruz mountains in California. Valerie and I had a great time, though it was difficult to adjust to sleeping in the woods, in a tent, on a hill after living in New York! We met some incredible people and truly had an amazing experience.

I want to thank everyone at the retreat for opening up to us and inviting us to share their experience. I know it was difficult for some people to get used to having cameras around, but we did our best not to intrude on everyone’s privacy. I’d like to thank a few people that we met at the retreat:

Julia, Hope, Avery and their mothers
Rachel
Christine
Marika
Renae
Candice

And especially Kaija, Shannon, Sera, Cynthia, Kim, Sera, Xochitl, Doug, Samara, Jennifer, Susan, Laurie-Ann, Sara, Megan, and Lauren and her mom for sharing their stories with us. You are all incredibly brave and I feel so privileged to have met you.

I also want to thank Christina for allowing us to take part in the experience and believing in us to tell honest stories.

We look forward to seeing you all at the conference in April!!

Below are some pictures we took while shooting:


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Shooting With Grace

Shooting With Grace

The production of Trichster has been moving right along. This weekend we spent the entire Saturday with Grace and her family. It was so much fun! Grace and her sisters are just as sweet as they can be and they kept us entertained all day. After a long day of shooting, Grace’s parents invited us to dinner and we shared a delicious meal of pasta with vodka sauce, broccoli rabe, and awesome garlic bread. The crew was happy!

That’s Grace in green on the far right with her sisters Anna and Julia.

I should also mention that we had a bit of trouble getting there, as you can see from the video below:

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The Team + Rebecca!

The Team + Rebecca!

Last night the Trichster team had our initial interview with Rebecca Brown, also known as Beckie0. We had so much fun, she’s such a lovely girl and we can’t wait to see her in London! Below is a picture we took just after the interview. Girl power!

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