We're excited that things have really been taking off for There Once was an Island recently. A big deal for us has been having the lovely Lydia Race join our team as marketing manager. This woman is incredible - so full of ideas and energy it's truly inspiring. Thanks to Lydia's efforts and the lovely people at Transit Media and New Day Films, we've now got a regular online sales service for our DVD, so if you've been hanging out to see TOWAI and still haven't managed to catch it, or if you just want to see it again, all you need to do is hit our website.
You can also hit our page at New Day films if you want to do a community screening, sharing the film publicly with others. We're also developing community screenings events as a way of raising money for Takuu and that's something we'll definitely do an update on as we take it forward.
We're also building up to the series of screenings that TOWAI will have on PBS's Pacific Heartbeat series in the USA April 29, 30, and May 1st - just four weeks from now! This is the biggest audience the film will ever have, and this audience are also arguably the biggest carbon producers, so it's a significant moment. The PBS screening also bookends the long road we've taken to distribute TOWAI ourselves - more about that in a later post if we can bring ourselves to put it on the page!
If you want to hear some live action, Briar March talks climate change, human nature, and cultural survival with Andrea Chase from killermoviereviews.com as part of kick off for our PBS screening. Listen to the podcast here.