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Ties That Bind

This past weekend, I worked on the 48 Hour Film Project as part of the crew of a great friend and talented filmmaker, Nelson Nunez’s. It was the first time since losing Calvin that I’ve really been able to fully put myself into the work I was doing.

I didn’t feel alienated like I usually do when surrounded by other people. I didn’t want to leave and just be home alone with Louie and what we have of Calvin Phoenix. There was just such an energy and sense that all of us (22 crew members plus 5 actors on Saturday) together, that each of us apart, were moving towards the same goal, the same desire, that I didn’t feel lost being around these people. And I am so thankful for that – for each person’s lack of selfishness. It makes the title of our movie “Ties that Bind” appropriate on so many levels.

If You Can, Join Us at the Screening

Ties That Bind

Date: Monday, June 15, 2009
Times: 7pm and 9:30pm
Location: Roxie Theater (3117 16th Street @ Valencia, San Francisco, CA)

To learn more about the San Francisco Project, find times for other showings, and pre-order tickets: See 48 Hour Film Project – San Francisco

Crystal is a mother-wife-writer whose explorations include parenting, grief, food, and semi-crunchy living. She is currently an MFA in writing student, a content editor for Still Standing Magazine, and the technical editor for Switchback.

0 thoughts on “Ties That Bind

  1. I have been following your blog, which I discovered on BBC after suffering a loss as well. You are so strong, and brave! I am so terribly sorry for your loss – I cried, hard, when I read your posts, and then later the entire blog.

    I am so happy for you that you are able to give all of yourself to a project, and feel so great about! It’s wonderful news!


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