In a few months there will be a short film about me, Diane Wakoski, that draws only on my poetry. I am so happy about this project and impressed with the skill and imagination of the young filmmaker, Jesseca Simmons.
Jesseca Simmons, a candidate for the MFA in Documentary Film at Northwestern, will receive her degree this spring (2016), with this experimental film, “Emerald Ice,” as her thesis. She is making imagistic and imaginative narrative about a person, which she calls Docufantasy. Her film, “Emerald Ice,” uses my poetry, the poetry of Diane Wakoski, as my story, my document. It is my voice reading the poetry in the film. The half hour film is not yet complete, but will be available by 2017. This is a “teaser” (shorter even than a trailer) to whet your appetite for the film and to give you some idea of how Docufantasy works.
I will continue to post Jesseca’s progress on this project on this site.