Unforseen, the DVD

Being a “newbie” in town I was indeed impressed with the film the Unforseen about the specific conflict between developers and locals over development in Austin and the impact it could have on Barton Springs, one of the Austin treasures that had bought me here in the first place.

It also gave me a valuable insight into the minds and outlook of the various factions, I know sweeping generalization, but seems true. An email arrived over the July 4th weekend from the Films Director, Laura Dunn, that the production company Two Birds Film, was taking pre-orders for the Unforseen DVD release on September 18th, 2008.

As a teaser to sign-up, anyone pre-ordering will also get a copy Laura’s earlier work GREEN on DVD at no additional charge. GREEN documents pollution along the Mississippi River Petrochemical Corridor. It won the 2001 Academy Award for Best Student Documentary, Hollywood, CA; Global Vision Grand Prize for World Population Film Festival; Best Documentary at the Making Waves National Student Film Festival, NYC; Gecko Award at Cinematexas, Austin; Honorable Mention at Flicker Film Festival, Chicago, IL; and played at SXSW, Doubletake Documentary, and Great Plains Film Festivals.

The GREEN DVD itself contains Dunns 1998 experimental population-oriented short film Baby, all in all a great value package. If you order direct from the Two Birds online web store, the package comes in at $39.71. You can save a few bucks by pre-ordering from behemoth, amazon.com, you can get the DVD for just $26.99.

To be fair the amazon web page blurb doesn’t say it includes the GREEN DVD, doesn’t include sales tax and comes with free 5-9 shipping, where as the TWO Birds version is with UPS Ground shipping. A veritable cornucopia of choice. Sadly, Two Birds saw fit to release the DVD as Region-1 only, so that means no DVD for my parents back in Europe.

Dunn is a Master of Fine Arts, Film/Video Production, from UT, Austin.

Lauratex original Austin metroblog on the Unforseen is here, and my review, here.

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