1/13/2014 0 Comments
Wing's Castle Documentary
At the age of twenty-one Peter Wing returned from Vietnam and started building a home for himself and his family using recycled materials. For thirty years he and his wife are proud owners of a medieval castle visited by hundreds of tourists every year. Wing's Castle Documentary shares with us what a little perseverance and resourcefulness can accomplish and how one can draw inspiration from the most challenging of life's experiences. Video completed in 2001 (c) Rachel Connolly Kwock
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5/13/2013 0 Comments
Riding in Stride Documentary
Riding in Stride from Rachel Connolly on Vimeo.
"Finally, a look at horse racing from a rarely heard perspective. Women have been an important part of the sport for years and Riding in Stride captures the unique relationship between them and the equine world." - Craig Cornwell, KET Director of Programming
Above is a short clip of Riding in Stride. To view the documentary in full (27 minutes) please rent thru Distrify Links above or to purchase DVD please use links below for Paypal. Thank you.
Riding in Stride originally aired on PBS stations nationwide. Interviews with veteran jockey PJ Cooksey, best-selling author Mary Midkiff, and other women who have carried a passion for horses into their adult lives explore the age-old bond between girls and horses. Segments include an interview with Joan Scott, a racehorse trainer at Lexington's Thoroughbred Center, and a visit to Keeneland to see one of Scott's horses, Spacious, run a race. (c) Rachel Connolly Kwock 2006
I was inspired to make Riding in Stride one weekend when I was home reading the NY Times about a female horse breeder, Amy Bondon-Peltz, who gave a percentage of her proceeds to women's charitable organizations. So I contacted Amy and a few weekends later was down south meeting Amy and a veritable Who's Who of women in racing, including Joan Scott, the horse trainer featured in Riding in Stride. Contacting Amy and Joan, combined with reading Mary Midkiff's She Flies Without Wings: How Horses Touch a Woman's Soul inspired the documentary. Thank you ladies!
To order the DVD please send $29.95 to rachelhartcATgmailDOTcom via www.paypal.com (see button below). International orders will need to send shipping costs from Morristown, New Jersey. Thank you.
Looking for an Equine Videographer? I grew up with horses and love being with them and videotaping and filming their majestic ways. My mother loved horses and made it a point to have them in her life via a small horse stable and a revolving door of horses and ponies in her backyard where her four daughters rode and competed, mostly in Pony Club. Since I have this background, I am very comfortable being around horses and love them so much! In addition I am experienced with video and media. Happy to visit you in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut at one of the many racetracks (Monmouth, Meadowlands,Belmont, Saratoga, Aqueduct, Freehold) or or your stable or home to create a commercial, video short, documentary, promotional video, or profile o you and your horse. Contact me at rachelhartc AT gmail DOT com. Looking forward to meeting you!
5/12/2013 0 Comments
Holo Mai Pele Great Performances
In early 2001 I had the honor of traveling to Hawai'i with Tatge Lasseur to help on the production end of their Great Performance taping of Holo Mai Pele. It was an absolutely amazing experience.
Above is a short clip from the performance documentary. Pacific Islanders writes: "Holo Mai Pele (Pele Travels) tells the epic saga of the rivalry between Pele, Hawaiian goddess of the volcano, and her sister Hi'iaka. The one-hour performance program features a dazzling display of ancient hula and chant. The program Holo Mai Pele weaves together archetypal themes of creation, love, and betrayal into a sweeping dramatic performance. Viewers will experience the transformative power and spirituality that lie at the heart of the hula.
Featuring Halau o Kekuhi, Hawai'i's premiere hula troupe. A co-production of Pacific Islanders in Communications, International Cultural Programming and Thirteen/WNET New York. Directed by Catherine Tatge, produced by Dominique Lasseur."