In honor of election day, I’ll recommend one of my favorite political documentaries:
PLEASE VOTE FOR ME (2007) is an ADORABLE documentary about a classroom of 3rd grade children in China, a socialist country, learning first hand about democracy in an election for class monitor. Three candidates participate in a talent contest and debates to try to win over their classmates. Almost immediately these unassuming children fall to the low tactics of our politicians: bribing, finger-pointing, name-calling and back-stabbing. I’m sure at this point in the year many of you are fed-up with our candidates and their electoral strategies, but at a 3rd grade level, politics are nothing but cute.
Check out the trailer here:
Please Vote for Me is available on Netflix instant and DVD’s. I highly recommend it!
Don’t forget to vote today!!!
#1: Be a Part of Our Feature Film!
There is no doubt that the number one thing to do in Colorado while you’re at the National Show is BE IN OUR FILM!
You’ve worked hard getting all the way to National’s and you should be proud of all your efforts. Show your goats off! Tell us why you love them. What is challenging about raising dairy goats? What is rewarding? What is the best breed? Who makes the best cheese? How do you make goat milk soap? How did you get started in dairy goats? What is your favorite thing about showmanship? Teach us how to show a goat! How was your trip to National’s? What are your tips for new goat owners? Do you milk your goats by hand or by machine? Why? What is the funniest thing that ever happened to you in the show ring?
We want to know everything about you and your goats! Don’t be camera shy – we are all friendly, easy to talk to people and we’re interested in YOU! It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity!
We greatly appreciate your participation in this film.
Hello Friends, Family and Followers!
Great news! Tomorrow is officially our FIRST DAY OF SHOOTING! Trevor, Julian and I will be traveling to Ripon, CA to visit Jack and Pinky Hawes of Laurelwood, Sebastopol, CA to visit Jennifer and Scott Bice of Redwood Hill. San Fran is the major mid-point between Redwood and Ripon, but it is also host of the 2012 CUESA Goat Festival at the Ferry Plaza Farmer’s Market. We are SO excited to be visiting these wonderful people and this exciting festival! Stay tuned for updates!
That being said- we will have an extra day of free time in the city, so if you have any suggestions of fun things to do, let us know in the comments!
A few quick updates on Goat Show Doc’s progress:
1) Trevor and I shot our Kickstarter Video on Friday and I just finished editing it this morning. I will submit our Kickstarter project tonight and hopefully it will launch by the end of the week! Stay tuned for more information. Here’s a iPhone picture of Trevor and I right after we finished shooting it:
2) Goat Show Doc has arranged its first interviews! We are making a trip in April to visit Jennifer and Scott Bice of Redwood Hill and Jack and Pinky Hawes of Laurelwood. Expect lots of pictures and some fun video clips.
3) I booked my flight to Colorado for March 20th – 22nd. My family’s goats have recently kidded and I want to get some great footage for promos and the feature. Few things are cuter than baby goats!
Hopefully next time I post our Kickstarter will have launched!
“Goat Show,” a yet-to-be titled documentary about goat showing, is a work in progress by dream team Helena Bowen, Trevor Taylor and Julian Broudy.
Helena Bowen, professional camera assistant and aspiring DP, is the so-called “brains of the operation.” She has the goat-show know-how, the documentary experience and the drive to turn this crazy culture into a fascinating story. She’s a director, she’s a producer, she’s a camera operator, she’s an editor, she’s a bird AND a plane.
Trevor Taylor, professional camera assistant and aspiring DP, is all about making this documentary look AMAZING. Trevor was born with a camera in his hands and makes beautiful images like it was his job (and it is). Trevor knows absolutely nothing about goat-showing or goats but is stoked for the experience.
Julian Broudy, camera assistant by mandate / association and aspiring screenwriter/director, is in charge of keeping Helena and Trevor in check. What is a beautiful movie without an amazing plot? (The Tree of Life, but that’s another story.) Julian’s job is to help Helena and Trevor craft insane amounts of footage into a fun story. He is also the dedicated morale booster.
WHAT: The 2012 American Dairy Goat Association National Show
WHERE: Loveland, Colorado
WHEN: July 7th – 14th 2012
WHY: What happens when hundreds of goat owners drive across the country with their goats and meet in one place for one week? Wouldn’t you like to know.