“Tour de Force” Evening

Last week I presented the film-in-progress and its fascinating story details to the San Francisco Corral of Westerners International. I was deeply touched by their reaction and feedback. They tuned into exactly what I and the documentary are trying to convey! Here’s the testimonial in full for you to enjoy:

I want to thank you again for last week’s dinner talk, which turned out to be a memorable high point in the Corral’s event schedule so far this year. Both the film and your presentation were thoroughly top notch, and there is agreement your well-crafted film and skillfully delivered commentary exceeded our expectations–which were notably high based on the buzz we’d heard.

Afterward, many members remarked about your lively and thoughtful interpretive remarks that superbly highlighted the people and historical events presented in your work-in-progress sample reel.  Members I spoke with were unanimously impressed with your production team’s artfully chosen visuals, well-lit and constructed interview sequences, and blended sound design and cinematic depictions that brought the period to life.  Your team’s vivid animated graphics, to select one aspect of your depiction, strikingly conveyed a sense of the impressive scale of the miles of narrow mining tunnels and shafts and the rigors of miners descending into the scorching depths.

The production’s adeptly woven-in scholarly interviews provided lively insights into the Comstock barons’ creation of fabled Gilded Age opulence, their mining innovations, and their bold self-serving financial schemes, while balancing them against various of the empire builders’ civic building achievements and philanthropy. The evening was a tour de force which we much appreciate.

We look forward to learning of the completion of the full-length film which promises to take a noteworthy place henceforth in our cultural life for widespread audiences and fans of the Gilded West, an unmatched colorful and larger-than-life epoch in the remarkably rich history of San Francisco and the West.

Posse Trail Boss”

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