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  • On the air and fully funded!

    Hi everyone,

    I mentioned last week that Can Venice and New Orleans Save the World would air this past Wednesday on Making Contact. The link to the show is here:

    I would like to extend special thanks to my editor, Catherine Komp, for all the work she put into this project before it got picked up by Making Contact, and David Waggoner, who appears in the doc, who's $100 contribution helped reach the funding goal for it.

    I hope you all get a chance to listen and enjoy.

    Thanks again!


    Posted by Zoe Sullivan on 03/31/12
  • 3/20/12
  • First Broadcast 3/28!!!

    Hey folks,

    So the doc is finally finished, and it's going to premiere on Making Contact next Wednesday, March 28th. You can find Making Contact online at

    Thank you all again for your support. I couldn't have done it without you!



    Posted by Zoe Sullivan on 03/20/12
  • 3/14/12
  • National Broadcasting!

    Hey folks,

    Making Contact, a national, progressive public affairs program is going to be broadcasting my Venice-New Orleans documentary.

    This is their site:

    I'm thrilled because this was the outlet that I envisioned working with back in the early days of the project.

    The goal is to be finished with the final edit of the project for the beginning of next week so that it can then go on the air.

    Thanks so much for your help, and please share this news (and project with your friends!



    Posted by Zoe Sullivan on 03/14/12
  • 2/3/12
  • Woot!

    The documentary is done! Or at least a final draft of it is done. Thanks to Matt Davis, Norm Stockwell, Ron Curtis, and Thomas Walsh for helping with the final voiceovers.


    Here is a clip (with images) of the doc to give you a taste of what's to come.

    Please share widely!

    It'll be aired here in Southeast Louisiana, but I'm waiting to hear from a national outlet that has expressed a possible interest in broadcasting it as well. Fingers crossed.

    Thanks to all of you.


    Posted by Zoe Sullivan on 02/03/12
  • 1/16/12
  • Rough edit: done!

    Hi everyone,


    Thanks for your support with this project. The rough edit is done, and I'm making tweaks to get it ready for broadcast. I've gotten 4 of the 5 male voices I need for the voiceovers, and it shouldn't be too tough to get the last one.

    Hopefully it'll be done and ready for broadcast on WWNO by January 23rd, which is when the state will be holding a public meeting here about its revised coastal restoration master plan. Interestingly, the plan does outline the need to re-route the Mississippi River, one of the points that comes up in the documentary, but it leaves that question open for the next revision of the plan, which will happen in 2017.


    Anyway, I hope you're all doing well and enjoying the start of the New Year.



    Posted by Zoe Sullivan on 01/16/12
  • 12/12/11
  • Mixing in Venice

    So here I am, one year later and back in Venice. Flying in Saturday morning, I could see the old, de-commissioned chemical plants in Marghera, the city facing Venice from the mainland, and they reminded me of those plants that line the Mississippi River. These places have many things in common, really, and all the issues resulting from big industry are one clear aspect of that.

    Yesterday I started cutting the tape (so to speak) for the documentary, and I'll be putting the first mix together over the next week or so. So, wish me luck, and I'll keep you posted on where things are at!

    Posted by Zoe Sullivan on 12/12/11
  • 12/2/11
  • LPB Airs Documentary on Coastal Louisiana

    Hey folks,

    For those of you who are interested in coastal issues, here's a link to a video documentary that Louisiana Public Broadcasting just aired about the loss of land in the Mississippi delta. It'll only be available for online viewing for a short time (a few days?), so make sure you check it out asap.

    Here's the link:

    As for me, I'm in the final production stages now. Later this month I'll be putting together a rough edit, and if all goes well, shortly after that the final version will be ready to go.

    If you know of a radio station (or program) that might be interested in airing my doc, please send me an email with your ideas at Also, please share this pitch with friends, colleagues, family and beyond. Your support is going to make the difference in reaching my goal.



    Posted by Zoe Sullivan on 12/02/11
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