Another North Coast movie in production is Whiskey and Apple Pie: A Taste of Elder Wisdom. Three locals in the film, Mimi Vaughn, Erika Nemeth and Chester Aaron are seen in the picture to the left enjoying some ice cream at Screamin’ Mimi’s in Sebastopol.
Whiskey and Apple Pie is a self-funded thought provoking, fun and heartwarming documentary that brings the wisdom of the older generation into focus. Two 40-something individuals take a trip across America to interview men and women over the age of 75 years to capture this wisdom.
You can contribute to the completion of this film by going to kickstarter.com and “backing” this project by making a pledge of money that will given to this project only if at least $11,500 is pledged by Thursday, April 19th at 5:12 PM EDT. If you don’t know about kickstarter.com visit their website and see a multitude of interesting projects that are looking for funding.
There are also some interesting rewards associated with different pledges for the Whiskey & Apple Pie project. For a $2,500 pledge you get :
The ENTERTAINER package which includes the $500 reward tier and a private outdoor evening screening for up to 10 people at the filmmakers’ home in Sebastopol, California, including a gourmet BBQ dinner and apple pie with the filmmakers and views of Sonoma County Pinot Noir vineyards and Gravenstein apple orchards. Summer or early fall pre-screening.
The filmmakers interviewed over 100 elders on topics such as passion, getting older, family, technology, messages to the younger generation and the secret of happiness. The film includes a mix of men and women who bring wisdom, humor, joy, passion and messages to the younger generations. The film features notable “elders” Tippi Hedren, Mickey Rooney, Carmen Delgado Votaw, Dr. Dorothy I. Height and original music from Sahra Baker, Joe Ruffatto and the Florence Adams Band.
Whiskey & Apple Pie brings up questions about the choices we make in our life and how we can live a better life.
The film is nearly complete. We are just starting to enter film festivals and have already been accepted into 2 film festivals! We anticipate releasing the movie in October after the film festival run. We are seeking $11,500 to cover the expenses for remaining image stills, sound mixing and music.