A few of you have asked what’s new at Frances Causey Films. We’re happy to share exciting updates on 3 projects!
Documentary films take a looooooong time to craft—The Long Shadow took nearly 5 years to research and complete! We appreciate your support during these less-flashy times of long hours of editing, sound mixing, adding archival photos and video, and honoring these important stories with original scores from Jacob Bloomfield-Misrach (Sound Supervisor for the Oscar-nominated Crip Camp)!
Here’s a few quick updates on what we’ve been up to :)
On the anniversary of the U.S. pullout from Afghanistan 1-year ago, we’re happy to say we’re close to wrapping up editing on part 1 of this 2-part series about Post Traumatic Stress in the military, highlighting both combat trauma and Military Sexual Trauma. While we have many hours of work ahead of us before its premiere—we’re thrilled to say it’s shaping up to be our strongest and hardest-hitting work to date. More soon!
Coronado: Discovering the Discoverer
Yesterday was a HUGE day for this project, as Frances and our editor and cinematographer Rogelio Garcia unveiled a rough cut to its star cast member, Archeologist and author Dr. Deni Seymour. The team held our breath as the credits rolled… and Dr. Seymour said she LOVED the piece!
One of our biggest goals is honoring our subjects by creating a film they support, and in this case, a piece that is factually accurate in the face of centuries of archaeological research.
We’re optimistic this important story about Dr. Seymour’s incredible new discoveries of famed explorer Francisco Vázquez de Coronado’s expedition and the native impacts of these discoveries in what is now the Southwestern U.S. will reach global audiences in the coming seasons!
Is Your Story Making You Sick?
Did we mention doc films take a looooooong time? (7 o’s for those counting…) This applies to distribution as well :)
Is Your Story Making You Sick? has been shared nationally on PBS, used as a training tool within national hospital chains, and broadcast by the online streaming network Wholehearted—all this while clinicians treating trauma head-on continue to study the modalities used in the film.
We’re excited to announce we've linked up with a new distributor who hopes to share the film even more widely—more soon!
We can say, without hesitation, that we wouldn’t be here without our amazing teammates, partners, audiences, and donors who continue to support us sharing these stories with the world. Thank you, and looking forward to sharing more soon!
Frances, Nick, & Christina
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Frances Causey Films are superlative, pertinent and most timely, driven by a desire to reach as many as possible via the art of filmmaking informing and educating throughout the country interesting stories which is so much a part of our every day life.
So look forward to seeing these, especially the film of PTSD. Will share with the therapeutic barn I work with that has a Wounded Warrior group