Love & Gratitude ... for YOU

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Mega Gratitude, Y'all!  

It has been a busy summer of photo-shooting, film-making and fund-raising, and I am so very grateful for YOU. We are always stronger together, and this project is no exception. On August 10th we hosted a Fundraiser Party and a Rough-Draft Feedback-Screening of the film in SLO, and it was truly an epic experience. Thank you to everyone who made it so (I'll list all the yummy details below).  You all rock my world, and I feel quite lucky to be walking this path with you. Thanks to you, we now have the funds and the feedback that we need to finish this film... Yee Haw!


For my Sacramento peeps!  You are invited to a Rough-Draft Feedback Screening of Where There Once Was Water at the The Yisrael Family Urban Farm on Thursday, September 6th. We hope you'll join us!  There will be limited seating, so please reserve your ticket early.  

Get tickets HERE

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Extra Special thanks are due to these lovely folks who helped to make our recent Fundraiser Party such a walloping success. Please show them your love & support if you are able...

Our Fiscal Sponsor, Ecologistics : www.ecologistics.org
Tablas Creek Vineyard & Winery : www.tablascreek.com
Zoo To You! : www.conservationambassadors.org
Cafe Musique : www.cafemusique.org
Florencia Ramirez & Eat Less Water : www.eatlesswater.com
Nature's Touch Nursery & Harvest : www.natures-food-templeton.com
Jada Vineyard & Winery : www.jadavineyard.com
Haute Skillet Food Truck : www.hauteskillettruck.com
Pepper Daniels & The Krush 92.5 : www.krush925.com
Kaori Funahashi : www.kaoriphoto.com
Tony Tran : www.tonytran.photography
Lonnie Scott : Bobcat Properties Farm

And to all the lovelies who donated to the Silent Auction, and to my helpers & besties... you know who you are... I LOVE YOU.  Thank you so much.


I'm excited for an upcoming film trip during which I'll be traveling throughout Northern California - grabbing the final bits and pieces to add to this expansive California Water Story.  This is an incredible process, and quite a marathon. It feels right and true and good. Thank you for your continued love & support, friends!  Let's continue to be the change we want to see in this world.  We need each other now more than ever. 

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"To put the world right in order, we must first put the nation in order; to put the nation in order, we must first put the family in order; to put the family in order, we must first cultivate our personal life; we must first set our hearts right."   - Confucius

Grants, Music, and a Fine Draft

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Yowza!  Onward, my friends, into the great unknown. We have reached a handful of milestones over the past couple of months, and I am delighted to finally share some of this exciting news with you! It is summer, life is full, days are long, and this remains a wild & wonderful time to be alive. I am grateful to share it with you.

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Somehow, with editing superhero powers yet unknown to the universe, our magical and beloved Garrrrr (aka Garrett Russell) has turned a 500 hour Film Blob into a 100 minute Rough Draft of Ultimate Majesty. What a freaking honor to have this man onboard. Seriously, I am forever grateful. Gar - It has been a joy to work so closely on this project with you, friend. Thank you.

We just submitted a rough draft of the film to the Women In Film Finished Fund Grant, and will hear back about funding in November. In the meantime our rough draft is quickly becoming a fine draft. Our music library is growing every day and is full to the brim with super talented local musicians (I cannot wait to share our developing soundtrack with you, ohmyGawd).

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Pepper Daniels interviewed me on KVEC about my journey and process making this film, and our conversation will weave throughout the final narrative of the documentary. It's a bit of time-traveling goodness. Check out that friggin' amazing film crew behind-the-scenes at our final big shoot for "Where There Once Was Water".

A big thank you to Pepper Daniels, my brother from another mother, and to KVEC and all my awesome radio family - so much love & gratitude for you all. And to my epic crew - Garrett Russell, Gabby Pajo, and Kaori Funahashi.... I love you so much. 


There is much afoot. Much on the way. Much to be excited about.

A "Where There Once Was Water" fundraiser party is in the works for August in SLO. There will be Live Music, Zoo to You animals, an Art Show, Silent Auction, and perhaps even an opportunity for you to give feedback on a rough-edit of the film. Details to come...

Some Kickstarter Rewards are starting to go out to my Kickstarter backers, so be sure to add my email addy to your address book so that you don't miss any updates.

And last but not least.... A "Where There Once Was Water" sister project is brewing. And I think it's going to be huge. (But that's all I'll say for now.) *wink

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“Be like water making its way through cracks. Do not be assertive, but adjust to the object, and you shall find a way around or through it. If nothing within you stays rigid, outward things will disclose themselves. 

Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle and it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend.”  

― Bruce Lee


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Mini-Sessions : ROUND 2!

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Due to popular demand, one more round of Mini-Portrait-Sessions is now available!  Book yours while they last...

These sessions are great for families, couples, doggies, head-shots, kiddos, modeling, maternity, you name it.  It's a bit of double-whammy goodness : You get 40% off normal portrait session prices, AND 100% of the proceeds will go directly towards post-production of "Where There Once Was Water", Brittany's first feature-length documentary film.


Here's how it works:

1) You donate $200 to "Where There Once Was Water" (from the dropdown menu) on the Ecologistics Donation page….. HERE

2) You pick a desired date/time/location slot from the following list:

Sunday June 3rd : Morning
Cuesta Park : San Luis Obispo, CA


8:45 am -
9:30 am - 
10:15 am - BOOKED : Brandie A.
11:00 am - BOOKED : Quinn B.
11:45 am - BOOKED : Melanie A.

Sunday June 3rd : Afternoon
Spooners Cove : Montana de Oro : Los Osos, CA


3:15 pm - BOOKED : Wendy L.
4:00 pm - BOOKED : Lauren P.
4:45 pm - BOOKED : Regina M.
5:30 pm - BOOKED : Megan R.
6:15 pm - BOOKED : Savannah R.
7:00 pm - BOOKED : Newton H.
7:45 pm - BOOKED : Sonja W.


3) You email/forward me a copy of your donation receipt & your preferred time slot to brittany@appsphotography.com

4) I give you a Mini Portrait Session (approx 30 minutes) on the date/time/location you select.  Approximately 2 weeks after our shoot, I deliver to you an online gallery of high-res image files, complete with 16+ final images, BW & color, ready for print & web….

5) Taa Daa!  Everybody is stoked!  You get a portrait session at approx 40% OFF the regular price (16-proof sessions are normally priced at $350 plus tax).  And you help bring "Where There Once Was Water" to life!


Easy cheesy, lemon squeezy.  Let's do this!  Please feel free to spread the word!

Only the 12 spots listed above will be available.  First come, first served.  Please be sure to indicate your desired time slot/s when forwarding me your donation receipt.  Thank you all, from the bottom of my heart, for your un-ending love and support on this project.  Cheers!

 

See more of my photography at www.AppsPhotography.com

Mini-Portrait-Sessions!

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Mini-Portrait-Sessions are BACK!  Book yours while they last...

These sessions are great for families, couples, doggies, head-shots, kiddos, modeling, maternity, you name it.  It's a bit of double-whammy goodness : You get 40% off normal portrait session prices, AND 100% of the proceeds will go directly towards post-production of "Where There Once Was Water", Brittany's first feature-length documentary film.


Here's how it works:

1) You donate $200 to "Where There Once Was Water" (from the dropdown menu) on the Ecologistics Donation page….. HERE

2) You pick a desired date/time/location slot from the following list:

Sunday April 15th : Morning
Cuesta Park : San Luis Obispo, CA


9:30 am - BOOKED : Cathy D.
10:15 am - BOOKED : Jennifer S.
11:00 am - 
11:45 am - BOOKED : Sarah L.
12:30 pm - BOOKED : Natalie B.

Sunday April 15th : Afternoon
Morro Strand Beach : Morro Bay, CA


3:15 pm - BOOKED : Jewels C.
4:00 pm -
4:45 pm -
5:30 pm - BOOKED : Kristen B.
6:15 pm - BOOKED : Michael M.
7:00 pm - BOOKED : Mariah B.

Sunday April 29th : Morning
Los Osos Oaks Reserve : Los Osos, CA


9:30 am -  BOOKED : Josh M.
10:15 am - BOOKED : Andrew C.
11:00 am - BOOKED : Terra P.
11:45 am - BOOKED : Danielle M.
12:30 pm - BOOKED : Aja M.

Sunday April 29th : Afternoon
Sweet Springs Nature Preserve : Los Osos, CA


3:30 pm - BOOKED : Adrienne H.
4:15 pm - BOOKED : Shannon E.
5:00 pm - BOOKED : Jeremy B.
5:45 pm - BOOKED : Natalie R.
6:30 pm - BOOKED : Alice M.
7:15 pm - BOOKED : Ashley O.


3) You email/forward me a copy of your donation receipt & your preferred time slot to brittany@appsphotography.com

4) I give you a Mini Portrait Session (approx 30 minutes) on the date/time/location you select.  Approximately 2 weeks after our shoot, I deliver to you an online gallery of high-res image files, complete with 16 final images, BW & color, ready for print & web….

5) Taa Daa!  Everybody is stoked!  You get a portrait session at approx 40% OFF the regular price (16-proof sessions are normally priced at $350 plus tax).  And you help bring "Where There Once Was Water" to life!


Easy cheesy, lemon squeezy.  Let's do this!  Please feel free to spread the word!

Only the 22 spots listed above will be available.  First come, first served.  Please be sure to indicate your desired time slot/s when forwarding me your donation receipt.  Thank you all, from the bottom of my heart, for your un-ending love and support on this project.  Cheers!

 

See more of my photography at www.AppsPhotography.com

Art Opening & Fundraiser Party

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This Friday : Come out to play!

Gallery 2G is excited to present Brittany Anzel App's newest collection of haunting and hopeful images from her current documentary film project
“Where There Once Was Water”.

Mark your calendars for Friday, March 2nd from 6-9pm for Brittany's Art Opening & Fundraiser Party at Studio2G in SLO.  Light refreshments will be served. Come on by (and bring your friends!) to this free, kid-friendly event.

All proceeds from print sales will go towards post-production of "Where There Once Was Water", and to our water-warrior colleagues at DigDeep.

Brittany's work will be on display for two months at Studio2G. 
Studio2G Architects : 1540 Marsh St, Ste 230, SLO
RSVP for the event HERE


www.WhereThereOnceWasWater.com
www.AppsPhotography.com
www.studio-2g.com
www.DigDeep.org

 

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Drumroll please

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Welcome 2018

I've been mindful thus far, and it feels right & good to be living life by design. I start each week by scheduling my priorities. They come in the form of mountaintops, conversations, and time spent with my feet in the sand. The film is growing, maturing, and inspiring me, every day. I remain immensely grateful for your support, your friendship, and your company on this wild ride. Onward!


And now for the Drumroll... the news I've been busting at the seams to share... the best upgrade this film could possibly receive... Ladies & Gentlemen... we have an EDITOR!!!

In 2010 I pedaled a bicycle across the United States of America to raise money for WaterAid International. (which was beyond awesome, by the way - best bike ride EVER). My companion on that epic journey was none other than Garrett Russell, a good friend from Semester at Sea days, a badass filmmaker & editor, and a fully radical human. Today I am beyond stoked to announce that the one-and-only Garrrrrrrrrr, as we affectionately refer to him, is back in town, and he's going to edit this film like nobody's business. His expertise & story-telling skills are treasured & much needed, and the magic & excitement around here is growing every day. We are excited to continue sharing this story with you as it unfolds.... Yeeee!


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In other exciting news... Please Save the Date!
for a fun "Where There Once Was Water"

Art Show & Fundraiser Party


Friday March 2, 2018 : 6 - 9pm, as part of Art After Dark
at studio2G Architects, SLO


It was my honor to document the local Women's March Event on January 20th in San Luis Obispo.  To see the full collection of images, and to download any that you'd like to keep (my gift to you), please visit the online gallery.


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In January I also had the great honor of participating in a community dinner hosted by Edible SLO Magazine, featuring Florencia Ramirez, the author of "Eat Less Water". Florencia read passages from her book, alongside local dry-farmer John DeRosier, and spoke to us about the importance of food quality, dry farming, biodynamics, soil health, buying local, and knowing your farmer. 70% of the world's fresh water goes towards agriculture, so we really do have immense potential in this area to reduce our water footprint, both locally and globally.


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You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is like an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.
— Mahatma Gandhi