This is not a picture of the studio that critically-acclaimed actor Mark Ruffalo had to record in to narrate part of Triple Divide. It is, however, the closet-turned-studio that Melissa had to record her narration in. She’s not complaining though – instead she’s thankful (and authoring this memo while referring to herself in the third person.)

Melissa and Joshua are both thankful that Mark and sound engineer Elias Gwinn made time (on the fly) to help create a new, improved final narration for Triple Divide…just this morning. Ruffalo has spent a lot of time speaking up for shaletumblr_inline_mhhe3iJ9Mj1r0audhfield families in distress and for that we have mad respect. Elias, a.k.a. Velidoxi, is a mad sound scientist hell bent on creating substrates to build and coalesce. Together they came on a mild winter day in NYC to contribute to this project – thanks guys.

Which means – Josh and Melissa are (gratefully) back in the editing room, and those of you who’ve already donated to the film will have to wait in further anticipation of what we are dying to send out to you all! For those of you who watched the uncut version of the film we sent on New Years Day, the final cut is slimmer, transformed, and ready to fight.

Everyone who’s test screened Triple Divide so far has agreed that the film is beautifully shot. And for that, the vision of artist, journalist, and now documentary filmmaker Joshua Pribanic deserves full credit.

Me – I’m just a girl with a nice voice and bone to pick from Potter County, Pennsylvania (now referring to herself in the first person) without a website to link to, who thinks Stephen Cleghorn is the bomb! (See Triple Divide.)

Thank you all for your support and for being patient – we’ll have Triple Divide to you very soon!

PS – Massive thanks to John Trallo and Ralph Kisberg for their guidance, kindness, spirits, and spare beds…

Peace & elbow grease,

Melissa (& approved by Josh)

About the author

Joshua Pribanic is Editor-in-Chief for publicherald.org, an investigative reporter, director, photographer, and permaculturalist. His debut documentary, Triple Divide, investigates how the impacts of fracking are being handled by the state and industry. Influences include Ida Tarbell, Upton Sinclair, and ProPublica's Editor Paul Steiger. Follow on twitter: @jbpribanic

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