13 Stories-Revolve

The Old Idaho Penitentiary has a film fest on stories of their past prisoners. It’s called “13 Stories.” Right now I’m working on “House of Helen,” about bordello owner Helen Hall.

The fun fact about this film is that it ties in with my last film, “Revolve.” Both of these movies feature some very good friends of mine, including Jenn Snyder, Jamie Borge, and Jeff Schoedler.

Feel free to catch up on the story by watching my short film “Revolve,” on the Amazon Link HERE.

Eilen Jewell


It had been well over a year since our last session. We all laughed as we were beginners again at everything. What side of the TV does the USB plug into? Did someone ask Eric for a graphic? Where's Tim's music stand? There were 2 times that I pretty much closed my eyes and pushed a button on the mixer to get where I needed to go. We could go live on Facebook, but with no audio. We were all very rusty, but couldn't ask for a better person to start our year of sessions.

Our winners were so excited to get together and have amazing lunch from Piehole Pizza! They gave us a great vegan pizza and 3 others, I was so excited to see my favorite potato bacon.

As we got ready to go live, Eilen mentioned that it was "great to live life again."

During Covid, Eilen said she did a little writing, but no full songs yet. She is just happy to have a healthy family. Before the session, she mentioned being nervous as daughter Mavis is off to her first summer camp!

Eilen spoke of the loss of a great Idaho songwriter, Pinto Bennett. I used to watch him play when Lock, Stock, and Barrel was on Emerald. Eilen and Jason had produced Pinto's last album, "The Last Saturday Night." When asked about the loss of Pinto, Eilen said, "The world just got a little less interesting."

When the session was done, listeners mingled ate pizza, shared hugs and stuck around. Our friend Carrie noted that people never stuck around as they have to get back to work. Eilen said, "There was a time when I thought this would never happen." We couldn't agree more, and no one knows if we're past this or just between quarantines. We hope you can hear some great outdoor music this summer, including weekend shows with Eilen at Kin.

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Pink Feather Film debuts

A couple of months ago we did a thing. Several friends old and new, gathered to help my screenplay come to life!

Most of my films have been documentaries with few people involved. As time goes on, I’m trying to grow my film game. Pink Feather involved new equipment, lights, and nearly 16 people in actors and crew. We are all learning as we go. I was blessed with professional video and editing techs, a friend to do sound so I could direct, even people helping with makeup. A few friends and I spent hours adding the finishing touches of local music.

In the last week, Pink Feather has been shown to over 200 people, at some huge fundraising events. It was great to have most of the cast see their hard work, and especially to see the crowd reactions and see what parts they thought were funny.

It was such an honor to have the support of Idaho Film Commission in sponsoring part of our sound costs. It was, however, a small portion of budget on this important film. I’m really hoping to get this message out into the world by entering several film festivals. Those costs can be $20-$90 per festival, with no guarantee of acceptance.

I’m working on a couple of other possible Boise showings. People have asked how they can help. Covid shutdowns cut about 1/3 of my income, then I had to go and break my shoulder. There are many creative ideas in my head, but I need some things to make them all happen.

If you feel like donating to my film projects, my Venmo information is below. Funds will be used for film festival submissions, education, and small equipment purchases. These are all passion projects, and please know that your donations are incredibly appreciated! Thank you so much to those who have already supported my dreams.

Violin Scratches featured in Agenda Magazine

2 big things happened today. First, “Violin Scratches” was accepted into its second film festival in India.

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This New Delhi festival is the first that I paid to have pro subtitles added to the film, and the first ever disability festival it has been accepted to. I am SO excited for it to finally have this exposure, as Gaelynn has been so dedicated to her disability survey and upcoming book. It is so exciting to at least imagine this film showing around the world. I wish I could see it in person.

Part deux.

I was out tonight with friends, and got a notice that “my article” was ready. I answered some questions about a month ago and figured nothing had become of it.

AGENDA Fashion and Lifestyle magazine printed my entire interview! Please take time to read it HERE. I am so honored and grateful.

The “Pink Feather” film, which is my baby, is in post-production. I hope to have it out to festivals in a few weeks. After that will be another local western film featuring a female prisoner from the Old Idaho State Penitentiary. “House of Helen” features a brothel owner who was imprisoned for serving a minor.

After that, I am circling back around to documentaries. Hope to have a couple of surprises by the end of the year! Thanks for following along.

Shankar Vedantam Interview

This scientist and author has been writing and podcasting about “The Hidden Brain,” for years. Shankar Vedantam’s new book is called, “Useful Delusions.” Learn about the power of both positive and negative thinking, in this intriguing interview that is well worth your time.

LP Interview

I’m going to start backing up a few work blogs on this site. Recently I had the pleasure of speaking with our friend and amazing talent, LP.

If you’re not familiar with LP, look into this brilliant person’s success. LP has written songs for Cher, Rhianna, Backstreet Boys, Celine Dion, Christina Aguilera, and many other’s. If you get to see a live LP concert, you will witness a charisma like you’ve never seen. With global fans, LP sells out shows worldwide. At Bumbershoot, I watched fans throw ukuleles onto the stage.

We have been lucky to have LP in our Blue Moon Listener Lounge in the past. With a voice like a songbird, LP quickly had us all captivated.

It was so nice to catch up again with this Zoom interview. Within this, you’ll hear a brand new track.  You will get to meet  Orson, the dog, and you’ll hear discussions on gender identity, and the upcoming new album.  I love the realness of LP. Sometimes the discussion is flirty, sometimes funny, sometimes serious, always genuine. Note to folks viewing at work, this is UNCENSORED and full of colorful swears. Hope you enjoy it! ~ Rochelle

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“Violin Scratches” wins Artemis Films Award!

The Artemis “Women In Action” Film Festival is one of the coolest festivals I’ve been involved in. The organizers and curators are extremely passionate about promoting women creators. This award is tremendous incentive to do more films in this direction. Someday I would love to attend this Santa Monica festival in person. Thank you Gaelynn Lea for this great interview during Treefort Music Fest. Get your passes now for the Artemis Women In Action Film Festival!

Artemis “Women In Action” Film Festival

Update : I’m so grateful that “Violin Scratches” was chosen as a documentary winner in this festival!

This is the 6th year for this unique and wonderful film festival from Santa Monica, California.This 2021 virtual festival has a focus on female creators, filmmakers and heroes.

For less than $30, you can enjoy over 35 hours of contest. Where else can you support female-driven films for just over $1 an hour?

It’s such an honor that my film “Violin Scratches,” featuring Gaelynn Lea, is featured in this festival. This short has won some awards, is touring the film circuit, and has been shown in Idaho, California, Oregon, Texas, New Jersey, Florida, and India.

Gaelynn is a true hero! She is still working on her upcoming book. Please help show your support her through her Patreon page, and check out her weekly Sunday Sessions on Facebook!

I hope you will consider checking out the Artemis “Women in Action” Film Festival! Learn more, and purchase your pass at this website.

TREEFORT 2021!

THE BIG COMEBACK: TREEFORT MUSIC FEST RETURNS

BOISE, IDAHO — April 8, 2021 — Treefort Music Fest has announced its return to downtown Boise, Idaho — and it’s
coming back with a double whammy.

Treefort Music Fest postponed its ninth annual festival back in March 2020 in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Today,
the festival announced its big comeback with Treefort 9 set for September 22-26, 2021 in multiple venues throughout
downtown Boise. Treefort is typically held in March and the festival plans to return to its spring schedule. The five-day
emerging arts fest plans to hold the 10th edition of Treefort Music Fest on March 23-27, 2022 — just six months after
Treefort 9 in September 2021.

Fans of Treefort Music Fest can expect a few changes at the 2021 festival, though many Treefort favorites will
remain. Treefort will announce a resurrected Treefort 9 lineup later this month. The forts of the fest will also return,
though many will look and operate a little differently this year than in the past.

Health & Safety
Safety is always a top priority for Treefort Music Fest. Treefort is continuing to work closely with local and state health
officials to determine health and safety measures for the upcoming festival. The festival is making plans A, B, D, C,
and even F for a safe community-run festival in September. Treefort will make announcements in the coming months
regarding what to expect at Treefort 9.

Festival Passes
In order to abide by possible capacity limitations, a limited number of five-day passes will be available for Treefort 9.
General admission, ZIPLINE, and U21 tickets will go on sale with the lineup announcement later this month. Kids age
12 and under are free, accompanied by an adult passholder. At this time, there will be no single-day, single-venue, or
single-show tickets available for Treefort 9. Treefort ticket information can be found at treefortmusicfest.com/tickets.
Owners-Only Passes
More than 900 fans are now part-owners of Treefort Music Fest. Last summer, Treefort launched a crowdfunding
campaign via WeFunder to help the fest survive the months of uncertainty ahead. More than 900 fans contributed
nearly $350,000, which went directly to making the festival happen this year. Treefort Music Fest is forever grateful for
the support and proud to be the first fan-owned and operated music festival. One perk of becoming a Community
Owner is early access to festival passes, which are on sale now.

Below is the Treefort Timeline*, in light of COVID-19 things are subject to change:

April 8, 2021: Treefort 9 Community Owner early access on sale (formerly known as Early Bird)
April 22, 2021: Treefort 9 band lineup resurrection and GA tickets on-sale (limited number of GA tickets at $250,
ZIPLINE at $420 and U21 at $150)
Mid-June 2021: Treefort 9 fort lineup resurrection + more band additions
Late-June 2021: Additional tickets to Treefort 9 *may* become available, as things shake out
July 2021: Treefort 9 schedule released
September 22-26, 2021: Treefort 9 (finally!)
October 1, 2021: Treefort 10 Community Owner early access on sale (formerly known as Early Bird)
October 15, 2021: Treefort 10 GA Discovery tickets on sale
November 2021: Treefort 10 first artist announcement, GA tickets on sale
December 2021: Treefort 10 second artist announcement
January 2022: Treefort 10 final lineup revealed
February 2022: Treefort 10 schedule released
March 23-27, 2022: Treefort 10 (it’s gonna be a doozy!)

*timeline is subject to change
Stay in the loop at treefortmusicfest.com