One of the perks to visiting Nova Scotia is having the chance to work on a passion project that I’ve been thinking about for several years now. Marshall arrived last week, and we have been spending every waking moment filming, conceptualizing, and backing up cards for an archival documentary about my grand-père, James Aymar.
James is 97 years old, and lives in a small Acadian fishing village in Nova Scotia. He drinks whiskey, plays golf, lifts weights, and hangs out with his friends every week. He is a huge inspiration to everyone who knows him, and a pivotal member of his community. This film is about his stories, and also about the community that has supported him for all these years. It’s both a family project and one that explores our relationship to our roots, the changing world around us, and asks questions about the direction our world and connections – with each other, and the planet – are going.
We are raising money through an Indiegogo campaign, but we quickly realized the scope of this project is much bigger than we originally realized. We are doing everything we can in the two weeks we have, but to really make the film that needs to be made, we need to exceed our goal. I hope you’ll take a moment and pitch in a few bucks if you can. And even if you can’t donate, please like our Facebook page and share – every effort helps!