It was only several months ago that Andrea Garbarini's film, From the Ground Up—which follows the lives of five firefighter widows after the 9/11 terrorist attacks—had been accepted into a few film festivals.
But a lot has changed since then.
The Pleasantville resident's film will not only be included in several more upcoming festivals—including the renowned Heartland and Big Bear Lake festivals—but will be aired by PBS in major markets throughout the United States.
we are furiously working on distribution for the film, will have news by the end of the week. We are excited to have so much interest in the project. Are now accepted to the New Jersey film festival in Rutgers and the Rome film festival in Georgia! Woods Hole in a few weeks in Cape Cod if anyone will be up there. Also invited to Aspen for Mountainfilm to a showing of the film. Very exciting!
A DOCUMENTARY CELEBRATING THE LEGACY OF FDNY WIDOWS
LOS ANGELES, CA (6/3/ 2011) Gage and Gage Productions cordially invites you to view the heartfelt documentary FROM THE GROUND UP, the emotional journey of five 9/11 FDNY widows who honor their hero husbands by turning tragedy into triumph.
Acknowledging the courage and accomplishments of those who survived, FROM THE GROUND UP shares the journeys that resulted in a regained faith in humanity. Healing, acceptance and the meaning of life are found as these women make sense out of madness and mourning while the world watched - taking two steps forward for one step back, through tears, depression and laughter.
In FROM THE GROUND UP, you follow a path to find strength, learn lessons and see how these women coped and now give back, raising funds for libraries, children's foundations, homes for autistic children, playgrounds, edible gardens, and even giving guided tours of Ground Zero.