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Will this get to Netflix? Hope so!
Only Netflix knows…we have been and will continue to try, but they are very mysterious and hard to get through to. Nobody knows for sure just what their criteria are for accepting or rejecting a given program (or even the best way to approach them).
How about PBS?
PBS has very strict rules about runtime and format since they’re trying to fit programming into 60/90/120 minute slots with a little room left over for their usual announcements. A 96- minute outside-produced documentary doesn’t fit well into their model (which is also stacked heavily against outside content – they commission and/or produce most of what they air).
I can’t tell you how happy I am to see that there has been a documentary made about this extraordinary woman, who was my neighbor. When she died, it was shocking and it was like everything about her just disappeared. During the time I knew her, the 1970s and 1980s, I had no idea she was so accomplished. I just knew her (and her mother) as a dear neighbor in Laurel Canyon. In the subsequent years, I slowly learned more about her, especially finding her “Odyssey” book at a garage sale! After reading that book, I couldn’t believe no one paid more tribute to this beautiful and remarkable girl. Her description of her landing at the airport in Reykjavik, Iceland, alone, was hair raising, and I couldn’t believe she did that. Her book was as memorable to me as Beryl Markham’s West With The Wind, which still sells today. I see her house everyday, and I miss her every time. She was at my house one month before she died because her car broke down in my driveway, She seemed fine. I never got to pay my respects. Thank you for this documentary, and I can hardly wait to see it.
Thank you for the thoughtful comment. You more or less described the reasons that motivated me to make the effort to produce this documentary. I felt that someone/something just “owed” her at least that much. During the few years that I was making the film, I drove (and even walked) by Susan’s old house more than a few times – we even included a drive-by shot of it in the film. I hope you enjoy it!
Correction by dawn Karrasch – Beryl Markham’s book was named: West With The Night not West With the Wind. Susan Oliver’s book Odyssey…. Was, at the very least, it’s equal.