I had the honor of recording Wildflower’s title song “Meie Elu” with gifted musicians Johanna Telander and Una Tone at the legendary Threshold Recording Studios. Johanna is a New York based Finnish composer who arranged this beautiful Estonian folk tune, accompanied me on piano and sang back up vocals. Una is a seasoned Broadway bound Latvian violinist who plays in the film as well.
Wildflower has been chosen by the New York Women in Film and TV’s for their immigrant stories screening series. NYWIFT is a well-respected organization that stands for women filmmakers and I feel beyond honored that Wildflower is chosen to their program.
As some of you know, I have been working on a short film and I hope you will be a part of my journey to produce a film that means the world to me. I am excited to share what I have put my heart and soul in to making this film a reality and I hope you enjoy it.
Last month I got to be part of Estonian artist Flo performance piece in Performa, which is a visual arts performance biennial in the US. It is always such a great honor to be part of someone’s creation and give life to their vision!
In September I had an opportunity to organize several events in honor of the Estonian President’s, Mrs. Kersti Kaljulaid, visit to New York. I couldn’t be happier how everything turned out and also honored that I got to spend time with my country’s President.
As you can see from the picture, I started my summer with a dream come true… attending the Tony Awards! It was an unforgettable evening full of excitement, exceptional talent and gratitude. Another dream of mine has been to produce a short film. I started working toward this goal a year ago and I’m beyond thrilled to announce that we finished shooting “Wildflower” last week.
If you would like to experience the spirit of European café culture, enjoy books, European food and drinks, please join me this Friday at the Czech Center, which hosts its first European Literature Night. I will be reading Estonian author Rein Raud’s novel “The Brother” in the main room from 8-9pm.
2017 has started off well for me with lots of camera time almost every week as I’ve been lucky to be part of several film projects. I’m currently part of a new web series “Find A Way” which will be shooting first three episodes in upcoming months.
I can’t believe it’s the end of the year! My year was full of new experiences, challenges and discoveries. I feel like I’ve grown immensely as an artist and there are so many people who’ve been part of my journey that I need to thank. I’d like to start off expressing my gratitude to you, my blog reader. Thank you for taking your time to read and respond. I can’t tell you how happy it makes me to connect with you!