You MUST support @waitingstories on @kickstarter. Seriously. We had the chance to capture the film’s director, Peter Nicks, at the San Francisco International Film Festival back in April this year. What an incredible film this is! Touching, inspiring, informative, beautiful. It’s all these things and more.
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Here is the cut of the SFIFF’s Scoop Du Jour which features Peter Nicks and The Waiting Room.
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Your help will allow us to:
- Promote our theatrical release in NY, LA, San Francisco and Oakland through a grassroots promotional campaign! The more successful the release, higher the visibility of the film and the more communities we can bring it to.
- Give access to communities that typically do not go to the theaters to watch an indie documentary. Since this film is about their community, we will partner with local and national organizations to hold sponsor screenings that will allow some to attend for free.
- Cover the logistical costs incurred by our non-profit Open’hood in pulling this whole thing off.
Here is the theatrical trailer:
About Peter Nicks:
Peter Nicks is an Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker who has produced projects for network, cable and public television exploring topics such as immigration, journalism and technology. He has also directed media strategy for two social networking start-ups and developed transmedia storytelling projects that make use of emerging social media platforms. He worked as a staff producer for ABC News in New York and as a producer for the innovative PBS documentary series Life 360. Nicks is currently producing and directing the documentary-social media hybrid The Waiting Room, which explores the impact of America’s health care policy on one county hospital and the population of largely uninsured patients it serves. Peter Nicks earned his Masters in documentary filmmaking from the University of California, Berkeley in 1999. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife and two children.
It features work written, produced, shot, or edited (and in many cases a combination of all of the above) by Abby and/ or Jeremey. It includes work produced as staff at Nick@Nite and TV Land, Current TV, HarperCollins, and Seesmic. It includes client work for Bank of America (iB5k), ESPN, Causes, Current TV, Supercharged: The Life and Times of Tim Brauch, Institute for the Future, Roughneck Hardware, and DWNTWN Skate Supply. It also includes clips from independently produced projects including Make it Happen: DIY Across America, It’s a Rough Life, and Roughcutz Da Movie.
Full list of videos below:
Current TV: Sisterz of the Underground
Roughneck Hardware: BART Tour 2010
Make It Happen: Chuck Perkins and Voices of the Big Easy
Roughcutz Da Movie
Make It Happen: Lost Film Fest
HarperOne: Tales of Wonder by Huston Smith
Bank of America: BUILT NYC
Bank of America: White Memorial Hospital
Bank of America: Adams and Central
Bank of America: Butte College Workforce Development
It’s a Rough Life
Causes.com: The Gift of Giving
ESPN.com: Roughneck BART Tour 2009
Atlas Skateboard Store
Supercharged, the Life and Times of Tim Brauch: Open/ Web Promo
Nick@Nite: Brady Weekend Promo
Institue for the Future: Future Cal Courts Employee Orientation
HarperOne: Mariel’s Kitchen by Mariel Hemingway
Current TV: Current@Bonnaroo, SuchNSuch
Unboxing on Seesmic
Yahoo! Current Action Buzz
Thrasher Bust or Bail 2008
Make It Happen: Lowcard
Current TV: Invisible Children, Displace Me
Make It Happen: Okay Mountain
Make It Happen: Austin Craft Mafia
Institue for the Future: Cal Courts Justice Chronicles
Current TV: BlakkBox, Kidnapped
Enjoy our first JADED sizzler! Jeremey wanted to name it “We Out Here”, but Abby thought that would look like we had bad grammer.
This promo is a long time coming. The last reels we cut were in 2006 after we left Current TV. Almost every year since then, we have planned to produce a new one, but it’s never been able to rise high enough on the priority list to become a reality. How it happened now is mystery to us. We are actually really busy. Slammed in fact. We’re working a big job for an important client. Yet somehow, in between rounds of notes, Jeremey was inspired to start cutting a promo reel. We figured that we’d get something started and get around to finishing it at some unknown moment in the future… and then it just came together. Crazy. We’re really happy with this video, and we hope you enjoy it.
It features work written, produced, shot, or edited (and in many cases a combination of all of the above) by Abby and/ or Jeremey. It includes work produced as staff at Nick@Nite and TV Land, Current TV, HarperCollins, and Seesmic. It includes client work for Bank of America (iB5k), ESPN, Causes, Current TV, Supercharged: The Life and Times of Tim Brauch, Institute for the Future, Roughneck Hardware, and DWNTWN Skate Supply. It also includes clips from independently produced projects including Make it Happen: DIY Across America, It’s a Rough Life, and Roughcutz Da Movie. For a full list of videos used in this promo click here.