Monthly Archives: June 2007

A BALANCED MEAL OF…FATHERHOOD – From Associate Producer Tracy Russell

“Please allow me to introduce myself, I’m a man of wealth and taste…” Actually, I am a woman of taste…and debt. The debt part, well, that’s for another blog (the single mother’s in debt support group blog, maybe.) But the taste part, that’s relevent here. I have had the good fortune to become involved with this tasty project- at once innovative (the salad of microgreens,) challenging (the raw oyster appetizer,) substancial (the pot roast entree,) and comfortingly sweet (the chocolate pudding dessert.) My name is Tracy Russell and I am working with Dana on Evolution of Dad, as an associate producer.

Since Dana last wrote, shortly after Father’s Day, we are cooking! The Father’s Day Video on YouTube peaked at over 368,000 viewings! One of the many contacts resulting from the Father’s Day Video posting is Lisa Takeuchi Cullen, a freelance writer for Time Magazine, who called Dana last week and interviewed him for a proposed article about fatherhood. Check out her blog bite about our project at http://time-blog.com/work_in_progress/
for the date of 6/26/07. This week a local publication printed an interview with Dana that really goes into some nice detail about his motivation behind the project. Check out the article at http://www.hudsonreporter.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=18535926&BRD=1291&PAG=461&dept_id=523592&rfi=6 .

I am beginning to carve into the daunting task of finding sponsers to help support the filmmaking process. If anyone has ideas of specific companies who may be inclined to want to align themselves with a positive film project about fatherhood- let me know.

Hungry for more updates about this project? Sit down with me tomorrow for another juicy morsel…

Happy YouTube!

I posted the Father’s Day videos about a week before the big day and the hits were a mild trickle at best. I would excitedly come upon an occasional email sent to my account that a comment had been left. By day 5 the main video had reached just under 500 hits and I wasContinue Reading

Just in time for Father’s Day…

It’s been an incredibly intense six weeks since I last wrote in. In mid-May a small film crew and I went around New York City and filmed near to 150 people, talking about their dads. The purpose for this endeavor was to make a short Father’s Day Video. The result was amazing. The candor thatContinue Reading