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A small Christian school in Hoboken, NJ is attracting attention for its progressive integration of fine arts, worship, and community service.  The success of its intentional mission to the urban poor defies the economic model that typifies many Christian schools.

A Shared Space: Learning from the Mustard Seed School, is a documentary chronicling the success and challenges of this rare learning community.  Trace a path of milestones from inception to premiere (and beyond) as recounted in the timeline below.

 

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THE MUSTARD SEED - Timeline
 
10.13.11    screening, Christian Educators Assn., Century Center, South Bend, IN
08.05.11    screening, University Film & Video Assn., Emerson College, Boston, MA
07.15.11    screening, Van Lunen Fellows Alumni Reunion, Grand Rapids, MI
06.08.11    winner, bronze Telly Award, Charitable/Not-for-profit films
06.08.11    winner, bronze Telly Award, Videography/Cinematography
06.07.11    screening, 6th Hoboken International Film Festival, Teaneck, NJ
05.18.11    screening, Kuyers Institute Board
04.28.11    in consideration, 14th United Nations Association Film Festival (08.01)
04.27.11    designated official selection, 6th Hoboken International Film Festival
04.25.11    in consideration, 32nd Telly Awards
04.25.11    in consideration, 20th Heartland Film Festival (09.04)
04.22.11    in consideration, 12th Moondance International Film Festival (08.15)
04.18.11    submitted, 10th San Francisco Documentary Festival (10.01)
04.18.11    in consideration, 6th Hoboken International Film Festival (05.01)
04.13.11    submitted, Adobe Design Achievement Awards
04.04.11    in consideration, 7th SoCal Independent Film Festival (08.09)
04.04.11    in consideration, 25th Napa Sonoma Wine Country Film Festival (07.08)
04.04.11    in consideration, 12th Sacramento Film and Music Festival (07.08)
03.29.11    in consideration, 9th Global Peace Festival (08.31)
03.29.11    in consideration, 8th Rome International Film Festival (07.01)
03.29.11    in consideration, 9th AFI/Silverdocs (05.23)
03.21.11    screening, Covenant College
03.12.11    submitted, 8 annual Chicago International Reel Shorts Festival (09.15)
03.04.11    submitted, University Film & Video Association juried screening
02.11.11    Calvin College screenings, Q&A, and reception
11.10.10    festival distribution research begins
11.07.10    webisodes surpass 5000 plays
11.05.10    world premiere, Liberty Science Center, Jersey City, NJ;  all three screenings sell out; over 900 people attend; Q&A sesions follow each showing;  a dessert reception hosted by the school's Trustees concludes the festivities
11.05.10    publicity appearances for the film include a trip to Eastern Christian High School, North Haledon, NJ.
11.03.10    Director and four student collaborators leave for the premiere.
10.26.10    Mustard Seed School website crashes; sudden increase in traffic attributed to the webisodes is the suspected cause
10.22.10    webisode 01, "Shared Space Tralier" released.  A webisode is released each  of the next 11 weekdays, culminating with "Student Profile" on the day of the premiere.
FA10    Color correction, audio re-mixing and Blu-Ray mastering are completed, concluding 2000 hours of post-production.
08.01.10 CAA grant report due
SU10    final cut screened for and approved by Christine Metzger, David Smith
05.24.10    Editing begins.  The visual lock and first audio mix are completed in seven weeks by Fuller and a crew of three assistant editors:   Rachel Kuyvenhoven, Eric Nondahl, and Taylor Wogoman.
05.18.10    screen first webisode, "Area & Multiplication" for Christine Metzger
05.13.10    screen first webisode during Media Showcase
SP10    transcription, footage logging, scriptwriting
03.12.10 post-production internship decisions announced
03.10.10 post-production internship applications deadline
02.16.10 Alumni Association Faculty Grant awarded
02.11.10 Alumni Association Faculty Grant interview
01.10    Fuller shoots for three weeks with a student crew: Kyle Berkompas, Kristin Crawford (camera operators) and Chad Drenth (location audio).   In 720 work-hours, the crew records 131 hours of footage.
01.15.09    Alumni Association Faculty Grants application due
12.09    submit Alumni Association Faculty Grants application
10.09    Alumni Association Faculty Grants applications available
10.26.09    production internship decisions announced
10.15.09    production internship application deadline
FA09    preproduction and research
05.18.09    awarded $10K grant from Kuyers Institute
05.14.09    screen recruiting trailer during Media Showcase;
submit revised Kuyers Institute grant application
05.11.09    first internship application received
03.23.09    visit Mustard Seed school; location scouting; shoot promo footage
03.16.09    Mustard Seed Advisory Council raises $10K toward film
02.23.09    Kuyers Institute requests project revision
02.19.09    Meeting, production facilities tour with Christine Metzger
02.13.09    Kuyers Institute Grant Application; includes budget
02.11.09    Academic Dean approves 2010 interim leave
02.03.09    submit Interm leave application to CAS chair
01.16.09    Academic Dean approves Interm leave application extension
01.13.09    Kuyers Institute authorizes SP09 location visit
09.24.08    Meeting with David Smith and Christine Metzger
(head of Mustard Seed School)
08.04.08 Meeting with David Smith (director, Kuyers Institute)

 

 

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