Thursday, December 22, 2011

White Space Selected for 2012 Sedona International Film Festival

We are elated to announce that the Holiday Season brings even more great festival news.  White Space has been selected to screen at the Sedona International Film Festival  in Sedona Arizona February 18th-26th, 2012. 

Academy Award winners, up-and-comers and old friends will complement and enhance the weeklong experience surrounding the 145 films to be screened at the 18th annual Sedona International Film Festival, from Feb. 18-26.

Turner Classic Movies host Robert Osborne returns with his favorite classic films; Academy Award-winning producer, artist and costume designer Kathleen Glynn (Bowling for Columbine, Farenheit 911) will moderate and host this year’s workshops, one of which, “Composing Music for Film,” will be led by Oscar-winning lyricist and five-time nominee Don Black (Born Free); Oscar-winning screenwriter Robert Moresco (Crash) will be in town as will actress Lea Thompson. And that’s just the beginning.

We are so excited to be included in this prestigious festival!  Stay tuned for screening details/

White Space Poetry Project 2011 Year in Review.wmv

Sunday, December 18, 2011

White Space Selected for 2012 San Diego Black Film Festival

White Space will screen at the 2012 San Diego Black Film Festival January 26th-January 29th.  This will be the fourth festival acceptance for the project so far!  Thank you to all of our donors and supporters for following the project throughout 2010 and 2011.  It is exciting to see the way the film is being received throughout the United States and even other parts of the world! 

Excerpt from the San Diego Film Festival Website Below...

"The San Diego Black Film Foundation is dedicated to the preservation and promotion of African American and African Diaspora cinema as well as the education of media arts. Held each year in late January, the San Diego Black Film Festival is one of the largest black film festivals in the country.

As the San Diego Black Film Festival enters its 10th year, we're more excited than ever. The event continues to experience tremendous growth and is now one of the largest black film festivals in the country and second largest on the west coast. Our motto is "Spotlight on African American and African Diaspora Cinema." We screen over 100 films each year: Comedy, Drama, Documentaries, Animation, GLBT, Horror, Religious, Foreign/African Diaspora, Shorts, Feature Films and music videos."

Friday, November 4, 2011

Give to the 2011-2012 Outreach Campaign!

We've accomplished a lot in the past year!  Our work has only just begun. With your help we will continue to illuminate the beauty of ASL poetry and the artistic possibilities that emerge when two communities, deaf and hearing, unite in the name of poetry!  We need financial support now more than ever!

Please consider a tax-deductible gift at our Fractured Atlas giving page by clicking  MAKE A DONATION

White Space Poetry Project is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the purposes of White Space Poetry Project must be made payable to Fractured Atlas and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Film Festival News! Costa Rica International and Cinema Touching Disability Festivals!

We are excited to announce that we've received great news only a few weeks into the fall submission season!  White Space is a finalist for the Cinema Touching Disability Festival and an official selection for the Costa Rica International Festival in Montezuma, Costa Rica this coming November 11-20, 2011.

The film has been well received throughout the festival submission season.  We appreciate your continued support throughout our journey at White Space Poetry Project.  Your help is needed more than ever.  We are currently in need of tax-deductible donations to our outreach fund in order to complete the film in time for the festival screenings and continue our work in both deaf and hearing communities!

Please consider a tax-deductible gift of $20 or more at our Giving Page!

White Space Poetry Project is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the purposes of White Space Poetry Project must be made payable to Fractured Atlas and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Whole Foods Market West LA Makes Food Donation to White Space Shoot

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Whole Foods Market, West Los Angeles made a generous donation of food and water for our cast and crew during our production shoots. 

White Space Short Film Wraps Principal Photography!

This week we wrapped principal photography on our short film, White Space. We filmed in Culver City and Korea Town in Los Angeles. Overall, the production, included approximately 27 actors/crew members, and 32 extras who contributed their time and talents at some point during the pre-production and production phase from July of 2010 to the present.

This project has been a little engine that could! Many of you recall our beginnings in the summer of 2010. Thanks to the generosity of individual donors, artists and local business owners, we have been able to create some beautiful footage under an extremely tight budget.

The next step is to edit the film, add production sound and the work of a composer.  We hope to start submitting the work to film festivals by the end of September.  Please visit our photo and video pages for some behind the scenes moments.

We have some amazing poetry lined up for the White Space Poetry Anthology.  We hope to release it in October!  Thanks for your support!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

White Space Poetry Project- News Regarding Short Film and Poetry Anthology

The Princes of Pasadena

It has been an exciting year for White Space Poetry Project.  We were successful in raising an initial $10,000 to fund our two-part creative venture this Spring.  Fundraising efforts continue in support of the work that we are doing in the deaf community.  In addition to our short-film and anthology, we hope to work with emerging artists in the deaf community through artist residencies and related activities.

Most recently we had an event at POP Champagne and Desert Bar in Pasadena, CA where we raised over $300 in one night!  The event was hosted by the Princes of Pasadena, a volunteer organization that supports GLBT friendly charities and causes.

WSPP Creative Director Maya Washington
with Princes of Pasadena's Efren Cornejo

In the coming weeks, we are assembling our production team for the short film, White Space.  Currently we are working on the layout of our much anticipated White Space Poetry Anthology. We are fortunate to have a number of talented hearing and deaf poets in the same collection!  Among the contributors are Raymond Luczak, Zendrea Mitchell, Su Smallen and Bianca Spriggs.

If you are interested in getting involved in White Space Poetry Project, please contact us at

 If you are a poet or visual artist, we are still accepting submissions for our anthology.  We are particularly interested in poetry and art submissions from deaf or hard of hearing artists.