Wednesday, May 24, 2006


Casting in Dominica...

We recently casted in Dominica...

Some of the people that we met were-
Noreen Joseph
Alex Bruno
Parry Bellot
Dr. Clayton Shillingford...
and many other local people...

Monday, January 30, 2006


Meeting with Thomson Fontaine from

Please check out the recent article written by Thomson Fontaine about the project. Thomson is the editor of The Dominican, a Dominican online magazine. It was definitely a delight to meet with him.

In this picture Thomson, myself and Valmond.

Friday, January 20, 2006


Location Scouting 12/27 to 12/31

Dominica was so beautiful. I visited as many locations. Actually I visited all the locations I planned to. There was barely time to eat or sleep. I was up everyday no later than 6am. Most people are up very early because there is a large population of people that work in the garden. Hope you enjoy the pics...
There is a pic of me in Rossaeu, me in Woodfordhill, Woodfordhill people walking, People carrying some of the harvest home from the garden, the treasury building where there was the "major protest on 79 - there are still bullets on the wall in places...


Planning Location Scout Trip

On December 4th we met briefly to plan the up and coming location scouting trip in Dominica. There was so much to me done. Kim and I were jotting down places that I needed to get pics and footage of, people I needed to meet with, budgets, and a preliminary schedule.

Monday, November 28, 2005



Please contact me if you are interested in purchasing a DeafEyeNation T-shirt. They are selling for $15. Please see Oct. and Nov. fundraiser pics for sample t-shirts.



November 19th Fundraiser

This was a wonderful spiritual event. This was like a family gathering from the discussions at the beginning to the actual performances it was all peace. Thank you so much for coming and sharing with me. For those who were unable to come let me share with you...

Thursday, November 03, 2005


Raising Funds...

Through careful consideration we have decided to charge $5 instead of $7 for the November 19th event. Please spread the word to anyone in the DC area, we would love to see you there and of course I will be there to answer any questions you have about the film. Even if you are just interested in filmmaking or raising money for a film project still come talk to me.

Muchas gracias to everyone who has sent me emails or blogs, my mailbox is full and I really appreciate your support.

For those of you who have expressed interest in making a donation, here how to do it:

Make a check or money order payable to either Fiona Riviere or Tall is Her Body film and mail to:

Fiona Riviere/Tall Is Her Body
2251 Sherman Avenue NW
Suite E 143
Washington, DC 20001

Thanks again.

Talk to you soon.


Sunday, October 30, 2005


November 19, 2005 at Roha...

On November 19, 2005 come to Roha Restaurant to join us in an effort to raise funds for the film, "Tall Is Her Body". DJ Munch of Pookies Gallery and he is also the DJ at Barnun on Monday nights will be spinning reggae and hip hop. We will have a special performance from local drummers and dancers and the Feature for the night is drummer, poet and member of Hueman Prophets Jabari Exum. Show starts at 8pm and entry is $7 at the door. Roha is located at 1212 U Street NW, Washington, DC

See you there.



We meet once a week...

There is a lot f planning that goes into what we do...

We meet to discuss the next steps... Here we are meeting about fundraisers we are in Duke's City on U Street in Washington, DC...
From Top: Trish on computer typing the details of the meeting, Kymone Freeman founder of DC's Black L.U.V. Fest with Kim and Heidi, Me on the phone.


Kick-Off Fundraiser 10.13.05

This is the kick off fundraiser pics...

Also not mentioned in the previous blog, Tuff Lion was also a performer here... How could I forget... He brought strong and positive spirits that night.

here is the order from top to bottom:

Producer Kim and I
Me and my sisters Heidi and Tricia
Andy Llanos, Drummer from Bambu Station
Heru, Poet
Quan, Materials Manager and Gaytra, Film Student
I Jah Menelik, Reggae Artist
Jalani, Bambu Station
Tuff Lion, Reggae Artist
Me on a Canon XL1

Missing is Kymone Freeman - those pics Soon Come...


Tall Is Her Body



Pre Production and Fundraising can be one of the biggest challeges in making a film. Me and my pre production team,

Kim Bey, Producer
Heidi Riviere, Consultant
Tricia Riviere, Grant Manager
Quan Lateef, Materials Manager

are putting in a lot of work daily to create new and non conventional ways as well as conventional ways to make money for the film.

We welcome you to join our blogpage and provide any comments, questions, or suggestions for us. All so let us know if you would like to be part of our team.

On October 13, 2005 we had out kick-off fundraiser at Duke's City on U Street in Washington, DC. This was a reggae/spoken word event hosted by Komplex with music by Bambu Station and performances by I Jah Menelik, Black Culture, Tuff Lion, Army, Heru, 13 of Nazareth, and Aza. This event had a great turn out and was a success.

On November 19, 2005 at Roha Restaurant on U Street we will be having a DJ party with DJ Munch on the 1's and 2's and a special performance from Jabari of Hueman Prophets and Farafina Kan. Entry fee $7. Please come and support.

Hope we can share and enlighten each other throughout the birth of Tall Is Her Body and I look forward to hearing from you.

Fiona Riviere, Director/Writer

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