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Moving the Mountain

Sunday, January 06, 2013

We are moving Mount Monadnock into the hearts and minds of people, and weíve got a mountain sized project ahead of us. Here is how it all started for me.

Three years ago, I was climbing Mt Monadnock with my husband and a few friends. There, on the summit, was Steve Hooper interviewing Larry Davis for the documentary Monadnock: The Mountain that Stands Alone. I knew immediately that I wanted to be a part of the project. I took Steve Hooperís business card, and hiked back down the mountain.

Several weeks later, I reached Steve and we talked about the project. By summer time, I was driving to the New Hampshire Historical Society to research Mt. Monadnock for the team. I found a few interesting tidbits that may be in the movie, and some great old photos that the team had not found before. This was the beginning of a great friendship!

Since then, Iíve climbed the mountain almost monthly. Iíve studied many Monadnock photos, and taken hundreds of my own photos. Iíve helped out at two great fund raisers, and Iíve learned the intricacies of Social Media. I post on the Rabbit Ear Films Facebook page twice a day, and I blog on the MonadnockMovie.com page about once a week. Iíve seen the interest level in the movie grow exponentially because of the blogs and the posts.
By mid August, the movie will be out. It is so rewarding to see the momentum grow in anticipation of the release of Monadnock: The Mountain That Stands Alone. I remember the movie Field of Dreams where the quoted phrase ďif you build it, they will comeĒ was repeated often. Today I coin a new phrase: ďAs we build it, they will comeĒ. We are not waiting for the final product before telling you about the details. The time is now. Now is the time
Moving Monadnock and making this movie is a real thrill.

Photo 1 by Larry Davis
Photo 2 by Steve Hooper
Photos 3 & 4 by Jeffrey Newcomer
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