Forget Me Nots

Director: Dempsey Rice
Running time: 17’ - USA, 2010

Director’s Bio
 

Dempsey Rice is a documentary filmmaker and artist based in Brooklyn, New York. Her films are the avenues through which she explores the core issues that compel her to create: family, personal history, story, connection, loss, legacy, memory and ideas of home. In addition to her own creative work, Dempsey’s company Start Up Media creates videos for artists, authors and technology start-ups.
Dempsey is currently a Brooklyn Arts Council Artist in Residence at the Council Center for Senior Citizens in Midwood, Brooklyn where she is working with seniors to create short documentaries.
As a survivor of suicide, Dempsey is committed to advocating for a proven, effective suicide prevention plan in the United States. To that end, she is part of the public private partnership that makes up the New York State Suicide Prevention Council.



Contact Director
 
Dempsey Rice
Tel: 001-917-833-0903
E-mail: dempsey@dempseyrice.com


Festival-Screenings - Awards
 
 

DocuWest

 

7th NYC Downtown Short Film Festival

 

Artsfest Film Festival

 

Twin Rivers Media Festival

 

London International Documentary Film Festival

 

Davis Film Festival

 

Taos Shortz Film Festival



Filmography
 
2010

Forget Me Nots

2008

Body Job

2003

IMNY

2001 The Infinite Mind (Radio)
2000

Daughter of Suicide



Production, Director: Dempsey Rice

 

Editor: Kristen Nutile, Linda Hattendorf

 

Audio Post Production, Mix: Peter Fitzpatrick

 

Camera: Jim Denault, Joia Speciale, Dempsey Rice, Cynthia Wade

 


Synopsis
 

FORGET ME NOTS is a film about remembering.
The act of remembering is so intrinsic to our experience that we usually don’t even notice it, we get to and from work, we drive to the grocery store, we recognize our family, and in this way we are able to navigate through our days. On a more profound level, remembering is the key to our identity – it opens doors through which we access the stories and experiences that make up our lives. FORGET ME NOTS acts as a turnkey that opens viewers to the glimpses of the people, places and ideas that make up our remembrances but it also challenges the very nature of those remembrances. Memory is not fixed; it is an ephemeral, mutable thing that is in flux. FORGET ME NOTS can begin to build bridges and solidify connections between communities and people, with one’s self, with the past and across generations.



World sales
 
Dempsey Rice
572A 17th Street; Brooklyn, NY 11218
USA
Tel: 001-917-833-0903
E-mail: Dempsey@dempseyrice.com