The Kim Loo Sisters Documentary is still in the hunt for funding.
We recently made it into the finals for the Paley Center for Media DocPitch Competition.
Our producer Leslie Li will be pitching our documentary.
What is the DocPitch competition? According to their website: "How do you sell a documentary? Watch and learn as five preselected up-and-coming nonfiction filmmakers pitch their ideas before a live audience and a group of eminent documentarians. The panel of experts will evaluate the proposals for uniqueness and viability, as well as offering the emerging filmmaker helpful feedback. The winner will be awarded a $5,000 grant from A&E IndieFilms to be used toward the completion of the pitched film. The audience will learn valuable lessons in communicating ideas and will also get to cast its vote. Past winners of this contest, now in its eleventh year, include the acclaimed films The Age of Love, Circo, and Herman’s House."
In June, Ashfield's Bill Perlman
Reunited 'The Freedom Singers'
This Civil Rights-era group toured the Southern United States in protest against segregation. Reunited after many years, they performed a sold-out show at The Ashfield Town Hall.
They recorded the show, and brought the project to Ratite Studios for Mixing and Mastering. The performance and the recording sounds great, and I can't wait for this to come out!
Here at Birdwaves Media, we've been working for several years on a very exciting project: The Kim Loo Sisters: a documentary.
Daughters of a Chinese 'paper son' and a Polish dressmaker, the Kimmies are four remarkable women. The first Chinese American act to star in Broadway musical revues, Alice, Maggie, Jenée and Bubbles cut their theatrical teeth in kiddie revues in their hometown of Minneapolis during the Jazz Age, performed on the national vaudeville circuit during the Great Depression, and rose to stardom on Broadway and Hollywood screens as a popular jazz vocal quartet during the Second World War.
We are looking to raise money for licensing all the music in the film. For more info on how you can help, please go here: