Mytinger Project, LLC - Headhunt Revisited
Major film project chronicling the life and journey of artist, Caroline Mytinger, who traveled to Melanesia in the 1920s. Worked in all stages of development, planning, and execution of this documentary film, book and exhibition project. Discovered the story in 1996 and began research of subject, Caroline Mytinger, based on her books. 25 years experience in traveling to Papua New Guinea allowed for logistical and base of operations from the relationships built over many years. Planning took over one year to address complicated logistics. Expedition leader during the 2-month journey to retrace Caroline Mytinger’s footsteps and connect/engage the local communities in the islands with the paintings. Compared their contemporary lives with the stories and paintings of the past. Engaged and developed a collaboration with Papua New Guinean contemporary artist, Jeffry Feeger, as a representative of a growing community of young artists. Negotiated contracts for camera crews, base of operations, airlines and fiscal sponsorship. Raised $426,000 in funds from private and corporate sponsors, grants, and in-kind services, established a business plan, structured all phases of expedition. Designed all print material for marketing. Engaged potential donor/sponsors through speaking events and other avenues of solicitation. Continue to target media outlets for project publicity and seek out donor/sponsors.