The New Harmony Project commissioned some of the best writers in America, including John Pielmeier, Theresa Rebeck, James Still, Vichet Chum and Isaac Gómez to write short pieces about hope while everyone has been in the throes of the pandemic. Road Pictures is honored to have produced five of these films. The virtual premiere, under the title Sunrise, was on Thursday, December 10, and now the films can be found in the Work section of this site. Thanks to the dozens of people who worked on these, including directors Ron Hamad, Tim Taylor, Lindsay D Mitchell, Mike James and Ron Sim & Dan Meadows. Dan Meadows edited two of the films, and his colleague at CMG, Marc Wellington did color & finish duties on three. John Scofield and his team at Scofield Digital provided the beautiful finish on A City of Stories. Rick Such and the folks at Earshot Audio Post lent their talents, as did a terrific group of actors including Roma Hamad, Sharon Washington, Heather Meadows, Jan Lucas, Jen Johansen, David Mosedale, Chantel Massey and Frankie Alvarez. And boy, did I learn a lot about stock footage, and learning about the resources of the African American Home Movie Archive and it's amazing director Jasmyn Castro alone was worth all the detective work.
The biggest thanks of all to David Hudson and Lori Wolter Hudson, who both provide brains and talent, verve and nerve to the world through the New Harmony Project. May 2021 bring us all some semblance of normalcy, and allow them to bring together artists in person in New Harmony, Indiana, the way it's been done for decades.