One of the things I love about being a documentary filmmaker is getting the opportunity to meet so many incredible people. This was definitely the case this week at The Pilates Center in Boulder, CO. I had heard a lot about The Pilates Center and talked to quite a few graduates, but nothing is like actually being there. On Monday morning we were greeted with excitement, encouragement, and hospitality. The Taylor sisters, Rachel and Amy, play an important role in the Pilates world and they were more than happy to share their perspective with us. They also arranged two full days of shooting for us. This was the official beginning of the filming for A Movement of Movement, and it was very fitting to start with such a perfected display of Classical Pilates. We shot advanced reformer classes, chair, pole, mat, and even had the opportunity to create some artistic shots. The footage is beautiful!
The trip to Boulder was successful on so many levels. The story for A Movement of Movement is developing quickly through the interviews and research. We captured so many brilliant people displaying 2 full days of incredible movements. My perception about what the human body is capable of has expanded. One of the things I found most valuable was how willing everyone was to talk about their personal story. Pilates is a global phenomenon, but it’s home is inside each person who partakes in the method. Hearing each story was inspiring and educational. There’s always something powerful about connecting with someone on a level that is meaningful to both people in the conversation. During my time at The Pilates Center I felt the positive vibe of everyone there. It’s hard not to be inspired among such great people. It was a worthy start for such an far-reaching journey that has begun. Thank you so much to everyone at The Pilates Center! Don't forget to check the You and Us page for pictures!
Our next stop is in Las Vegas for the PMA Annual Conference. If you’re going to be there, Carrie and I would love to meet you! We’re also launching the Kickstarter fundraising campaign on Monday in order to create this remarkable film. There are some great opportunities to become a part of A Movement of Movement with tons of exclusive rewards.