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October 2008 Blue Hole Productions…On WVIZ|PBS!

What A WVIZ | PBS premiere of the new documentary film, Walking the River. View PDF postcard.

When Wednesday, October 29th, 2008, @ 7:00 pm


Westfield Insurance Studio Theater at the Idea Center
1375 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44115
parking info: www.ideacenter.wviz.org/directions.php | (Google Maps)

Cost FREE FREE FREE! Donations accepted.

Television November. WVIZPBS air-dates : November 6th at 10 PM.

October 2008 Blue Hole Productions…in print!

Ohio Magazine link

Akron Beacon Journal Link August 08

August 2008.......BHP packs the house!

The premiere of Walking the River was a grand success! An enthusiastic capacity crowd of almost 300 folks created an energetic evening. Once we were able to work the projector, the crowd sat back and seemed to enjoy our film (at least that's what we gathered from all the laughter and applause). The Q & A session turned into a lively communal discussion on the current state of the Cuyahoga River. Thank you to the National Park Service, the CVNP Association, and everyone at the Happy Days Lodge for a successful premiere. Stay tuned for feature air dates and thanks to everyone for your support.

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August 2008 Blue Hole Productions on NPR

      Jonathan Shick and Ryan Rodriguez discuss their new film Walking the River

with Dee Perry of 90.3 WCPN (.mp3) (.m4a) WCPN

with Jeff St. Clair of 89.7 WKSU (.mp3) (.mov) WKSU

July 2008: BlueHoleProductions announces Film Premiere Event

What A premiere of the new documentary film, Walking the River.

When Friday August, 15th 2008, @ 7:00 pm

Where Happy Days Lodge in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park (Google Maps)

Cost FREE FREE FREE! Donations accepted.
Proceeds benefit Cuyahoga Valley Environmental Education Center's Scholarship Fund

Television November. WVIZPBS air-dates : Thursday, November 6th 10pm

View the Film Premiere postcard (pdf)

June 2007: Housing First celebrates Emerald Commons!

      A celebration of permanent supportive housing and the opening of Emerald Commons Development was held on May 31st, 2007 with a variety of city and state officials, local residents, and corporate sponsors in attendance. Working with Julie Rittenhouse and Enterprise Community Partners, Blue Hole Productions produced a video of permanent supportive housing in Cleveland that was presented at the celebration. By all accounts, the event was a success. Sponsors for the video include Forest City Enterprises and Key Bank. More information on permanent supportive housing can be found through Housing First, Cleveland Housing Network, and Eden Properties Inc.

Housing First Participants

Photo : Left to Right : Cuyahoga County Commissioner Timothy Hagan, City Councilman Matt Zone, Ryan Rodriguez (Bluehole Productions), Executive Director EDEN, Inc. Kathryn Kazol, Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson, Ohio's Lt. Governor Lee Fisher, Jonathan Shick (Bluehole Productions)

August 2007: The Cleveland Foundation awards grant for Walking the River!

Anticipating the release of Walking the River, The Cleveland Foundation has awarded funds to disseminate the project in a viewing series. Locations and times for the viewing series will be announced.

03/2007 Citizen Hauser awarded Best Ohio Short Film Award @ 2007 Cleveland Film Festival

Best Ohio Short Film Award
Winner: Citizen Hauser Directed by Jonathan Shick, USA, 23 min.

Cleveland Film Festival

02/2007 Gund Foundation awards additional grant

      Additional support from the George Gund Foundation was granted in February of 2007 for the documentary Walking the River. This money is for post-production, which is currently underway.

01/2007 Citizen Hauser playing in 31st Annual Cleveland Intl' Film Festival

      Citizen Hauser was accepted into the 31st Cleveland International Film Festival (March 15th-25th of 2007). Close to 700 films were considered in the short film category and BHP is expecting a large crowd of local supporters. Please check with the film festival for the show time.

      This short film has now debuted on PBS-WVIZ's Ideastream and other PBS affiliates and played at the Athen's International Film Festival (Fall 2006) and the Twins Cities Underground Film Festival (Fall 2006).

05/2006 Gund Foundation awards grant

      The hour-long documentary project, Walking the River, has received a grant from The George Gund Foundation of Cleveland, and with the support of local PBS affiliate WVIZ, is scheduled to be finished in the fall of 2006.

      People are actually watching…we think.

      The production of the PBS-aired documentary, Citizen Hauser, has garnered several “firsts” for Blue Hole Productions. In addition to being shown on northeast Ohio affiliates WVIZ and WNEO, the short documentary was an official selection of the Athens International Film Festival, thus nearly reaching all corners of Ohio (and the rest of the universe).