Everything is Stitched to Everything Else

“When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.” – John Muir Panoramas taken in Arches National Park, North Cascades National Park and along the John Muir Trail as it

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Everything is Stitched to Everything Else

“When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.” – John Muir Panoramas taken in Arches National Park, North Cascades National Park and along the John Muir Trail as it

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One Vision Many Voices

One Vision / Many Voices

One Vision / Many Voices is a community arts and engagement project; a collaboration between The Appalachian Independent and Interdependent Pictures to spark dialogues around the question:  “how do we embrace what we value in our community while moving towards

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One Vision Many Voices

One Vision / Many Voices

One Vision / Many Voices is a community arts and engagement project; a collaboration between The Appalachian Independent and Interdependent Pictures to spark dialogues around the question:  “how do we embrace what we value in our community while moving towards

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The Life Stories Project

Introducing a new project from The Theatre Lab and Interdependent Pictures — The Life Stories Project — a documentary short featuring a group of teenagers from the inner city of Washington D.C. with no prior experience of acting who get

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The Life Stories Project

Introducing a new project from The Theatre Lab and Interdependent Pictures — The Life Stories Project — a documentary short featuring a group of teenagers from the inner city of Washington D.C. with no prior experience of acting who get

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A Simpler Way (Documentary)

In March of 2012 four students from the President’s Leadership Circle at Frostburg State University (frostburg.edu) journeyed to a remote village in Uganda to discover a radically simple solution to an urgent global problem. What they found there changed their

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A Simpler Way (Documentary)

In March of 2012 four students from the President’s Leadership Circle at Frostburg State University (frostburg.edu) journeyed to a remote village in Uganda to discover a radically simple solution to an urgent global problem. What they found there changed their

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On Tour With The Bumper Jacksons

The Bumper Jacksons are a big, fat party.  Hot and sweet, their trad jazz and pre-war country repertoire paint’s America’s story from New Orleans’ brothels to Appalachian hollers. Unafraid to scrap together new sounds from forgotten 78′s, the Bumper Jacksons

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On Tour With The Bumper Jacksons

The Bumper Jacksons are a big, fat party.  Hot and sweet, their trad jazz and pre-war country repertoire paint’s America’s story from New Orleans’ brothels to Appalachian hollers. Unafraid to scrap together new sounds from forgotten 78′s, the Bumper Jacksons

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That Feeling

How would you describe that feeling….? A video from The Theatre Lab (theatrelab.org) and Interdependent Pictures (interdependentpictures.org). That Feeling from Interdependent Pictures on Vimeo. //

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That Feeling

How would you describe that feeling….? A video from The Theatre Lab (theatrelab.org) and Interdependent Pictures (interdependentpictures.org). That Feeling from Interdependent Pictures on Vimeo. //

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The Solar Solution That Is Changing The World – Winner of a Digital Storytelling Award

Winner of a 2013 Tech Soup Digital Storytelling Best Overall Video Award (3rd place out of 130+ submissions from around the globe) ‘The Solar Solution’ tells the story of the Water School as they lead a grass-roots movement reaching over

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The Solar Solution That Is Changing The World – Winner of a Digital Storytelling Award

Winner of a 2013 Tech Soup Digital Storytelling Best Overall Video Award (3rd place out of 130+ submissions from around the globe) ‘The Solar Solution’ tells the story of the Water School as they lead a grass-roots movement reaching over

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The Art of Tai Chi

Discover Tai Chi for Fitness, the newest release from America’s top-selling Tai Chi instructor, Scott Cole, uses ancient healing Tai Chi and Chi Gong principles and techniques to help you get strong inside and out.  Directed and edited by Michael Snyder

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The Art of Tai Chi

Discover Tai Chi for Fitness, the newest release from America’s top-selling Tai Chi instructor, Scott Cole, uses ancient healing Tai Chi and Chi Gong principles and techniques to help you get strong inside and out.  Directed and edited by Michael Snyder

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Our Future is Watching

Our future generations are watching us.  Lets get this done.  

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Future Generations

Our Future is Watching

Our future generations are watching us.  Lets get this done.  

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Portraits, Ecuador

Onsite in the Andes and Amazon of Ecuador for a new documentary project with Frostburg State University and the Pachamama Alliance (coming Summer, 2013).  Photographed here are the Quechua (Andean) and Achuar (Amazonian) peoples.

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Portraits, Ecuador

Onsite in the Andes and Amazon of Ecuador for a new documentary project with Frostburg State University and the Pachamama Alliance (coming Summer, 2013).  Photographed here are the Quechua (Andean) and Achuar (Amazonian) peoples.

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Presenting: The Sligo Creek Stompers

‘Sligo Creek Stompers play a raucous but refined blend of traditional roots music: Appalachian & Midwestern old time and bluegrass, New Orleans-style traditional jazz, haunted Irish fiddle tunes, honky tonk & classic country, Texas & gypsy swing. Inspired by scratchy

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Presenting: The Sligo Creek Stompers

‘Sligo Creek Stompers play a raucous but refined blend of traditional roots music: Appalachian & Midwestern old time and bluegrass, New Orleans-style traditional jazz, haunted Irish fiddle tunes, honky tonk & classic country, Texas & gypsy swing. Inspired by scratchy

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Life Fitness Management – Whole Person Health

Life Fitness Management is a gym and much more… focusing on whole body wellness and addressing the many variables that ultimately impact overall health. Interdependent Pictures is proud to produce Life Fitness Management’s most recent commercial spot.  Versions of this commercial

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Life Fitness Management – Whole Person Health

Life Fitness Management is a gym and much more… focusing on whole body wellness and addressing the many variables that ultimately impact overall health. Interdependent Pictures is proud to produce Life Fitness Management’s most recent commercial spot.  Versions of this commercial

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“Unbridled Enthusiasm” Short Makes Cover of Going Organic Magazine, Premiers at Conscious World Film Festival in London/Dublin

“Unbridled Enthusiasm” tells the story of Scott Cole (one of the world’s top Tai Chi, Yoga and Fitness Instructors) and his transformational journey through Uganda.  The story, in Scott’s own words, accompanied by photography and videography from Michael O. Snyder, Interdependent Pictures, premiered at the

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“Unbridled Enthusiasm” Short Makes Cover of Going Organic Magazine, Premiers at Conscious World Film Festival in London/Dublin

“Unbridled Enthusiasm” tells the story of Scott Cole (one of the world’s top Tai Chi, Yoga and Fitness Instructors) and his transformational journey through Uganda.  The story, in Scott’s own words, accompanied by photography and videography from Michael O. Snyder, Interdependent Pictures, premiered at the

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A Day in the Life of Frostburg

    (As seen by thousands of viewers on Maryland Public Television (MPT)) A Day in the Life of Frostburg (2012) 37 amateur filmmakers, a handful of cameras, 2 weeks in a small town in Appalachia in the year 2012.

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A Day in the Life of Frostburg

    (As seen by thousands of viewers on Maryland Public Television (MPT)) A Day in the Life of Frostburg (2012) 37 amateur filmmakers, a handful of cameras, 2 weeks in a small town in Appalachia in the year 2012.

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Discover Tai Chi: Behind the Scenes

Interdependent Pictures is producing the latest video in the Discover Tai Chi video series from internationally acclaimed wellness expert, Scott Cole (www.scottcole.com) ‘Discover Tai Chi for Fitness’ was shot in Palm Springs, California in the summer of 2012 and is currently

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Discover Tai Chi: Behind the Scenes

Interdependent Pictures is producing the latest video in the Discover Tai Chi video series from internationally acclaimed wellness expert, Scott Cole (www.scottcole.com) ‘Discover Tai Chi for Fitness’ was shot in Palm Springs, California in the summer of 2012 and is currently

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Maitri House: fellowship through diversity

13 adults, 5 kids, a dog, a cat, and the vision of creating a meaningful, socially responsible life together under one roof in urban Maryland. By quick count, Maitri House (founded in 2008 and my home since February of 2012) includes:

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Maitri House: fellowship through diversity

13 adults, 5 kids, a dog, a cat, and the vision of creating a meaningful, socially responsible life together under one roof in urban Maryland. By quick count, Maitri House (founded in 2008 and my home since February of 2012) includes:

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Another Dawn

Our life is an apprenticeship to the truth that around every circle another can be drawn; that there is no end in nature, but every end is a beginning; That there is always an other dawn risen on the mid

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Another Dawn

Our life is an apprenticeship to the truth that around every circle another can be drawn; that there is no end in nature, but every end is a beginning; That there is always an other dawn risen on the mid

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Last Night with the Stompers

Spent last night working with the Sligo Creek Stompers, one of D.C.’s premiere traditional roots bands, who were preforming at Acre 121 in Columbia Heights.  In their own words: ‘Sligo Creek Stompers play a raucous but refined blend of traditional

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Last Night with the Stompers

Spent last night working with the Sligo Creek Stompers, one of D.C.’s premiere traditional roots bands, who were preforming at Acre 121 in Columbia Heights.  In their own words: ‘Sligo Creek Stompers play a raucous but refined blend of traditional

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There Is No Such Thing As Fair Trade Cocaine

Spoken Word Poetry from Rotary Peace Fellow, Kiran Singh Sirah Written by Kiran Singh Sirah “The “no such thing as fair trade cocaine”, film, is based on slam poem I wrote a few years ago whilst I was working with

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2012-10-10 09.18.56 pm

There Is No Such Thing As Fair Trade Cocaine

Spoken Word Poetry from Rotary Peace Fellow, Kiran Singh Sirah Written by Kiran Singh Sirah “The “no such thing as fair trade cocaine”, film, is based on slam poem I wrote a few years ago whilst I was working with

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Portraits, Uganda

Portraits taken of Ugandans living near the border of Rwanda and Congo. I was in Uganda on assignment in March of 2012 shooting a film (coming summer 2012) for Frostburg State University in association with The Water School.  The people we met

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Portraits, Uganda

Portraits taken of Ugandans living near the border of Rwanda and Congo. I was in Uganda on assignment in March of 2012 shooting a film (coming summer 2012) for Frostburg State University in association with The Water School.  The people we met

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The Mountain Traditions Project

The Mountain Traditions Project

From the mountains of Western Maryland and West Virginia comes a series of short films about Appalachian traditions in our changing world.  Shot over several months in the summer of 2011, the films follow the stories of a mountain dulcimer

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The Mountain Traditions Project

The Mountain Traditions Project

From the mountains of Western Maryland and West Virginia comes a series of short films about Appalachian traditions in our changing world.  Shot over several months in the summer of 2011, the films follow the stories of a mountain dulcimer

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UnBreaking Birth

An exploration of what’s gone wrong with birth in the U.S., the impact on mothers and babies, and how we can unbreak birth.    

UnBreaking Birth

An exploration of what’s gone wrong with birth in the U.S., the impact on mothers and babies, and how we can unbreak birth.