marie-michele jasmin-belisle presents

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Sunday, December 7, 2008

montreal, 1+T

back in the island-city, covered in snow, choir children and wallpaper. I am working hard on a National Geographic proposal for The Longest Walk, with ambitions of finishing an 8mm short film I shot years ago at the same time, and visit old friends in every neighborhood of the town. the night is young, montreal lives on

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Tokyo Fever

A 15 day business & cultural adventure in Japan. Filming of the events, cultural exchanges and various activities that the delegation took part in; Native american youth, two fellow documentary filmmakers, M. Dennis Banks, co-founder of the American Indian Movement, and my dear friend and collaborator Tashina Banks. We were welcomed by our Japanese counterparts, major sponsors of the Nowa Cumig Institute's initiatives, under the generosity of eco-business man of the year, M. Yamamoto, and his general manager, M. Koshikawa. We took part in sweats, drum circles, mingled with very young Japanese students in a sweet potatto harvest festival, stayed at a Buddhist temple, and got to become part of the local landscape through both heart and flesh. Here are a few images, some extracted from the footage I shot :

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Longest Walk post-production moves on

Week spent in Sausalito revising budgets, proposals and such. The Longest Walk promo video was revised. We await a kick-start funding effort to move on to the next step : the first funding round, an official press kit being on the way, and a potential showing of the trailer at Sundance film festival January 2009.

In the meantime, the preview WILL be premiered at the American Indian Film Festival in San Francisco between November 7th and November 15th. Detailed information to follow on schedules and tickets.

Here is the new version, with added commentaries by Harry Belafonte and Daryl Hannah during the Washington D.C. celebration :

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Thursday, August 28, 2008

8:51 creative headquarters

it's time for some good old adobe walls, to be ready for winter .... calling all Corrales residents for input ... ;)

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Back in New Mexico

The Longest Walk ended triumphantly in Washington D.C. on July 11th. On that historical day, the end of a chapter was written, and the . Although... 'The Longest Walk never ends'.

Indeed, it did not. As I settle back into my fiery desert sun, a new blank scroll unfolds. The ultimate creative challenge : plunge into the depths of a 100+ hours of footage, swim, storm and breathe through it, and emerge at the other end, 9 months later, with a new born of a son, a 90 minute documentary to encompass both 1978 and 2008 Longest Walks. THE Longest Walk documentary. In all its humble, raw, extroverted, dramatic, slow motioned and wild moments. ETA to be announced shortly.

In the meantime, looking for new 8:51 creative headquarters, with sunlight, horses and a dance studio nearby. Good coffee too, and maybe even a sunport (or makeshift sunport, like a big old cottonwood tree) to shade my classic car, or my 4Runner. That, also, is TBD. ;)

MM is 8:51

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Longest Walk official promo video by 8:51

Produced by Takeo Koshikawa, Tashina Banks Moore and Marie-Michele Jasmin-Belisle. Cinematography/editing Marie-Michele
Additional footage by Glen Chalk and Stephen Carthwright (1978 footage). ©2008 Nowa Cumig Institute

Monday, June 9, 2008

The Southern Route

Still walking>filming>running>dreaming as we walk across country... Here are some photos taken on the Longest Walk's passage through New Orleans and the Louisiana bayous, Mississippi and currently in Alabama

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Video premiere in Harajuku, Tokyo

For those in Tokyo please see the below invitation, for the opening of Navajo jeweler Ray Tracey's latest collection, 'Earth & Sky'. 8:51 created the video which will be premiered at the opening next week in downtown Tokyo _ Harajuku.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

The Longest Walk

The newest 8h51 project, a historical Walk to be captured on video : The Longest Walk 2008. See More details upcoming. Call for funding is out, and available upon request.