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
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
community's responses as manifestations of their strong Christian
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".