“A Mighty Fortress: A Dream Vision Dance Film”

Quick Synopsis of film
The 30 minute film, depicting dancers, was inspired by the aftermath of the tragedy that occurred in an Amish community in Pennsylvania on Oct 2, 2006.

Five Amish girls were killed and five were seriously wounded while attending classes in a one-room schoolhouse when a gunman stormed into the school in Nickel Mines, Pa. After the event the local Amish community rallied in support of the victims and the families. This dream vision dance film that grew out of a nightmare reflects the community's responses as manifestations of their strong Christian faith and convictions.

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Judith Lindstedt is a producer, choreographer, and digital filmmaker. She has directed and choreographed Oklahoma, Brigadoon, Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well..., Carousel, and Anything Goes. She has written and directed Entertaining The Troops! for the AmeriCulture Arts Festival. She is a member of Actors' Equity Association and performed in productions of Guys and Dolls and Milk and Honey, and danced at the Casino Ruhl in Nice, the Sporting Club in Monte Carlo, the Casino du Liban, and Meadowbrook Theater in New Jersey. She is producer/editor of a weekly cablecast program, An Uncommon View, dedicated to the promotion of theater arts, artists, and horses and freelances as a camerawoman, video editor, and producer. She is the co-producer, director, and choreographer of the dream vision dance film, A Mighty Fortress, a journey through dance into the world of Amish stoic faith and forgiveness.

Robert Sargent Fay is a photographer whose work is held in the collections of such institutions as Amherst College, the Currier Museum of Art, the Farnsworth Art Museum and the Mariposa Museum. He has created portfolios of photographs for the MacDowell Colony, the Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music, Ken Burns and Florentine Films and the Public Broadcasting System (Alexandria, Virginia). His Ocian in View! O! the Joy: A Collection of Photographs of the American West was published in 2006. Robert Sargent Fay is the co-producer and artistic director of "A Mighty Fortress".

Rupert A. Thompson (Composer) is best known for his work on Aaron J. Wiederspahan's "The Sensation of Sight"; a film which features the critically acclaimed actor David Strathaim. As the cellist of the Apple Hill Chamber Players, Rupert has performed and taught around the world. He holds degrees from the Peabody Institute in Baltimore, Md. (BM), and S.U.N.Y. Stony Brook in New York (MM and DMA). Live radio broadcasts include WFMT in Chicago and WQXR in New York City. Mr. Thompson has performed all cello voices on "A Mighty Fortress".