For those of you who haven’t heard yet, the feature-length documentary I edited, Balancing the Cosmos is now available on DVD as of March 15th, 2010. The film was shot over eight years in the highlands of Guatemala – an intimate portrait of a modern indigenous Maya city and its people, traditions and ritual.
Andrew Weeks of England, directed the documentary and I was the associate producer and editor. It’s my first feature I’ve edited and most definitely the most epic and time intensive project I will probably ever work on. I contributed 5 years of my life off and on, shot additional footage twice in Guatemala and even designed the DVD artwork, menus, and the website.
To say the least it is a major achievement in my career, even if the film is an independent release that won’t hit theaters. So far Balancing the Cosmos has screened in Poland, Germany, Texas (twice), and Philadelphia, mostly at Universities and Maya conventions. If you or anyone you know are interested in arranging a screening, please email Andrew or I at firstname.lastname@example.org. The DVD is available for purchase directly from the film website below or amazon. There are two different DVD versions – (1) a single DVD that contains the movie, director’s commentary track, movie trailer, and one photo gallery, and (2) a two-disc library edition specifically designed for viewings with an academic audience. That edition contains over two hours of special features and extras all bundled in a nicer packaging with a booklet and all of which I designed.
For more information regarding the film go to balancingthecosmos.com