Daniel J. Pierce
Hello Cortes Community,
My name is Dan Pierce, I am a filmmaker from Vancouver, and I have been up on your fair island several times this past year shooting a documentary about the forestry movement on Cortes. I was here for the blockade last week, and a lot of my footage got on the evening news. And this past summer I was here for about a month shooting interviews, forest walks, and boat rides with citizens of Cortes. My goal is to begin releasing short video content on my website in the next week, and to edit a feature-length documentary next year for cinemas & broadcast.
Here is a little introduction to the film. If you would like to see a rough trailer, please contact me directly and I will send you a private link. (The official trailer should be released in about a week's time! Woohoo!)https://vimeo.com/51169830
So far this project has been self-funded. However, I will be launching a crowd-funding campaign through Indiegogo in the next few weeks to help cover my expenses of renting gear, traveling up to Cortes, and hiring additional crew. I am currently seeking donor incentives to entice people to donate to my campaign. I am hoping to accumulate an assortment of unique, special items or experiences that are in some way connected to Cortes Island and its forests.
If anyone would like to donate artworks, handcrafted items, workshops, foodstuffs, weekend getaways, or anything else that comes into your imaginations, this would help immensely in persuading folks to donate to the film, and ultimately getting your story out there to the world. Please contact me if you would like to contribute something to my campaign!
With love & gratitude
Bruce Ellingsen at his mill out at Reef Point Farm.
Ron Wolda with a big Douglas Fir out at Tiber Bay.
Lamme Janssen building her roof at Lamme Land.
Director Daniel J. Pierce in his office in Vancouver.