Saturday, December 27, 2003

December 2003

Still watching footage...

Summit Meeting #4
Sara and Naomi meet in New York City to begin planning for upcoming filming at Twist and Shout 2004 and the International Balloon Artists Convention.

Monday, November 3, 2003

November 2003

The Fundraising Push
Sara and Naomi finalize pitch packages about the film and mail them out. Checks start coming! Special Thanks to Washington University in St. Louis Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton for his donation and nice note!

Chancellor's letter

Wednesday, October 8, 2003

October 2003

N.A.A. R Charity Event at Giant Stadium
Eliot Lives Productions has a jammed packed weekend full of filming, interviewing, writing, and, of course, lots of ballooning fun. Sara and Naomi stayed at the home of Mr. Juggles and Glitter and followed them to the N.A.A.R. charity walk held at Giant Stadium the following day. Juggles and Glitter's daughter Lauren showed Sara and Naomi how to make the balloon arches that decorated the Stadium.

Mr. Juggles under the balloon arch

Sara is a supa-sta!

Marcie, Mr. Juggles, Glitter and Lauren

Summit Meeting #3: The Pitch Package
ELP spent a large part of the weekend putting together a pitch package about Twisted: A Balloonamentary to send out to potential supporters and funders. Please email us if you would like to receive a pitch package.

Sara and Naomi also caught up with newbie to the balloon twisting world, Donger. Donger shared his origins as a balloon twister and is looking forward to attending Twist and Shout 2004, his first balloon twisting conventions.

Balloons Around the World Day
Eliot Lives Productions celebrates Balloons Around the World Day 2003 by catching up with and filming balloon twisting friends Charlie Fogarty and JuJuBee the Clown. Check out some of Charlie's latest creations. JuJuBee added lots of color and liveliness to Foss Motors in Exeter, NH.

Charlie's biker dude

Juju Bee and the kids at Foss Motors

Online Store
You can still purchase T-shirts by emailing, but check out all the other cool stuff you can get at the BRAND NEW "Twisted: A Balloonamentary" Online Store!

Wednesday, September 3, 2003

September 2003

Twisted Trailer #1
The trailer is here! Go watch it before you do anything else!!

Wash U on Today Show
Sara recently appeared with fellow Washington University students in the crowd of the Today Show on NBC. The group represented their alma mater with a festive "W" and "U" made out of balloons.

Saturday, August 9, 2003

August 2003

Street Performing
Naomi begins balloon twisting in Harvard Square to raise money for TWISTED: A Balloonamentary.

"Help Fund My Documentary" sign

Naomi begins certification process to become a Community Producer through Somerville Cable Access Television (SCAT).

Summit Meeting #2: Twisted Trailer
Sara and Naomi begin the process of watching over 20 hours of footage from MCATU, logging and making rundowns of each tape. They create a plan for the trailer, which will be edited on Pinnacle Studio 8.

Wednesday, July 2, 2003

July 2003

Eliot Lives Productions attends Magicians, Clowns and Twisters University in Burlington, MA and films throughout the weekend.

A pair of young twisters

Celebrity visit from Bozo the Clown

Clown sculpture by Royal Sorell

Magician Sculpture

Summit Meeting #1: ELP is Born
Sara and Naomi retreat to Grantham, NH to plan, brainstorm, relax and laugh. The name "Eliot Lives Productions" is chosen to replace "G-Force/TaksDawg Productions" or was it "TaksDawg/G-Force Productions"?...Aboard a paddleboat on Eastman Lake, ideas for "Twisted" and "No Pants Job™" are discussed and audio recorded.

G-force and Eastman Lake

TaksDawg and the Schimmfugel

Eliot Lives Productions hard at work

Back in Boston and out out on the town