The Hub Event in Rotterdam

In March 21, 2013, Broad Minded City had the opportunity to screen the short film of Broad Minded City to a group of Dutch architects, urban designers, planners and urban farmers for a dinner event. It was an unusual event where I didn’t have to go to Rotterdam, The Netherlands and presented myself in front of the group. It was done in a Skype chat, where I introduced myself prior to screening it by uploading the short film to Vimeo. After I introduced myself, they viewed the short film for about an hour and a half.

Once they were done, they came to a dinner table where the chef of the event prepared a good looking setup of dishes and flowers, created by Maidie van den Bos who is also an architect. During the dinner sessions where everyone was eating except for me asked questions about the film. They asked questions which were interesting in itself and was able to answer. I mentioned to them they were the first group of people for an event to see it fir the very first time.

While the short film was already presented, by far in no means that it is done. All along this documentary will be a full-feature documentary, which will hopefully be screening in film festivals, get distribution and theatrical release.

Right now, here are some photos of the HUB dinner session event. I would like to thank Gilbert de Nijs for organizing the event and allowing me to screen it for the first time.


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Short Film coming up in the future

I’m truly sorry for the inconsistency of posting the Broad Minded City’s website. I have been working hard in getting a venue, putting together a short film and making short clips. I will make a habit to post frequently and update the latest on Broad Minded City.

Right now, talks are in the process of screening at different cities, but not Los Angeles. I would like to thank Archinect in posting the ad on the internet. It brought attention and some response, one of them is from Rotterdam. I’m looking forward in the coming months because there will be more media and important updates relating to Broad Minded City.

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Broad Minded City Trailer notes

This is the trailer for the documentary “Broad Minded City”. It has taken awhile but it is worth the wait and it has officially gone public (viral). The hope is to gain attention that will foster support and backing. It a project that was labor intensive and a journey that will bring a different approach towards Urban Planning, Design and Architecture in film and ideas to the future.

I would like to thank everyone who has been involved since the beginning and will continue in every faceted part of the process in turning this a full-length feature film. Below is the list of people who has been an integral part of this project:

Also, I would like to thanks the band Swim Party for allow us to use their music, Sun and Sprawl, in the trailer. They are from San Diego and found this song to be appropriate to the trailer.

There will be up coming video clips in the near future and will update any events that will concur to the documentary. Please stay tune!

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