Tuesday, May 22, 2012

"Maison Des Rêveurs"

Dear Mom,

Your granddaughter, Rita (my baby) received Honorable Mention in the CityGarden/Cinema St. Louis Competition. I saw this contest on Donna's blog (thank you, Donna) and I passed the information on to Rita as she had mentioned wanting to make a film some day.

Rita got to work on it right away. I was blown away when she told me her story idea. The theme for the film per the contest was "nature."

Since Rita is Egabrag Crafts, she made the birds in her film. They are so darn cute, you just wanted to reach in and grab them and give them a big kiss. Seriously.

Rita's film, "Maison Des Rêveurs" will be playing on the Video Wall in CityGarden May 25th! She will also be featured in the St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase in July and her film will be playing on the Big Screen at the Tivoli!

The title of her film came from the song that her friend, Rebekah wrote, composed, played the ukulele and sang - just for the film. It's beautiful. I could listen to it all day.

I took a tiny bit of French a few years back, but that certainly doesn't mean I know what "Maison Des Rêveurs" means. According to google translate - "Maison Des Rêveurs" means "House of Dreamers" and that makes me love the title even more.

Needless to say, I'm a proud momma. What I'm most proud of though is the fact that she started it, completed it, and turned it in! This was her first film, so that's pretty remarkable to have placed.

Don't need to tell you where I'll be on May 25th!

Congratulations Rita, you little stinker.


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  1. Lynn--Thanks for the link. What a heady experience this must be for Rita. However, if she is as creative and talented as I imagine she is, she is probably just taking this event in stride.

    (And now I know what you looked like as a young(er) woman...Rita is a beautiful young lady.)

  2. That's fantastic! You have every reason to be proud, I would be too :) Congratulations Rita.

    ~ Rhonda Parrish

  3. Such a lucky girl...has both beauty and talent. Congrats to her...and her proud mama!

  4. How exciting! Congrats to Rita (and her proud Mama) on this awesome accomplishment!

    Critter Alley

  5. Thanks Sioux, but I think Rita is beautiful too, but inside more so :-)
    Rhonda, thanks for stopping by and the nice words.
    Claudia and Pat - thank you too! You all are sweet.

  6. That is wonderful, Lynn! Congratulations, Rita.

    Kathy M.

  7. What a pretty, talented girl. I can see why you're so proud!

  8. Wow! How exciting for you and Rita. Congratulations.

  9. What a talented daughter. You should well be proud of her. My youngest child is also interested in arts. She’s in the second year of her communications degree. We should get Rita and Chloe together somehow. They could save the world!

  10. Wow--what a beautiful AND talented family you have! That is so amazing to have placed on her first film. Sounds like she'll go far!

  11. She's beautiful! And her first film? The pressure's on--We'll expect GREAT things from her. :) Have fun and be proud.


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