This past summer, the owners of the iconic Women and Children First bookstore decided to retire after 35 years in business, and handed the reins over to two store employees, Lynn Mooney and Sarah Hollenbeck. Although the bookstore has been a Chicago landmark for independent booksellers and savvy readers for years, Lynn and Sarah have big plans for its future, and launched a fundraising campaign on IndieGoGo to raise $35,000 for much needed space improvements. Flicker Effects was hired to create the video (based on a script they wrote), and now they are very close to their goal! (Warning: lots of kids, so the cute factor for this video is very high.)
For more information, please visit their IndieGoGo campaign here.
Last week Flicker Effects had the pleasure of being the Chicago Production Coordinator for a TV documentary on Palestinian Hip Hop artists, currently titled “Arabeesh.” Shot on location in Chicago and Beruit, the 45 minute documentary profiles four musicians and is slated to air in over 50 countries, mostly in the Middle East. Under the direction of LA director Hassan Said and Executive Producer and Host Maha Awad, the lean local crew shot over three days at various locations, including Pilsen, Andersonville, and Lincoln Park, and despite some rainy weather transformed the city into an inspiring backdrop for these talented young artists .