In honor of Veterans Day weekend, gone Elvis will screen at the Crandell theatre for an invited audience of veterans, their friends and family, and non-veterans. The film will be followed by a discussion led by David Newhoff and Gary Flaherty, Director of Veterans Services for Columbia County.
On 11.11.11, David Newhoff had the pleasure of meeting Airforce SSgt (R) Alicia Watkins, who was originally profiled on the Oprah show when she was homeless and living in rental cars. These were some of the first stories we saw that brought the issue to our attention. It was an honor to meet Alicia and to march with the Wounded Warrior Project in the Veterans Day parade.
For information about this organization, visit www.woundedwarriorproject.org
gone Elvis has been submitted to the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Boston International Film Festival, the Crossroads Film Festival, the Atlanta Film Festival, and the Seattle International Film Festival. We will update this page with festival news.
gone Elvis premiered on 10/23/11 at the Film Columbia Film Festival in Chatham, NY. We were pleased to have our festival debut in the same community where the film was shot. The film played in a program with two other shorts to an audience of about 100, and response seemed supportive and interested in the subject matter.
Dedicated to keeping copyright laws relevant in an ever-changing distribution landscape, Copyright Alliance is an organization that independent artists should follow. They became interested in our project during the fundraising process and posted the following blogs.
June 15, 2011
Monday, at a meeting hosted by several Hollywood Guilds, including Copyright Alliance members Directors Guild of America, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists and Writers Guild of America, West, as well as Producers Guild of America and Screen Actors Guild, First Lady Michelle Obama urged creators to support military families by incorporating storylines that share the experiences of our military forces into their creative works. Read more.
July 28, 2011
When First Lady Michelle Obama launched her initiative “Joining Forces” to support returning troops and their families by working with filmmakers, guilds and unions to bring attention to the lives and experiences of veterans through movie making and other creative works, we introduced you to independent filmmaker David Newhoff. Read more.
September 27, 2011
We’ve been following the work of indie filmmaker David Newhoff on gone Elvis, a short film about a returning Iraq war veteran who ends up homeless, living in her car. David’s production notebook chronicles the ups and downs, and unexpected challenges of the four-day shoot. In this installment, we talked with David about financing an independent film project, the budget and where the money is spent. Read more.