Sunday, December 9, 2012
Website to Watch: Watch Adoptee Films
Kevin Ost-Vollmers, founder of Land of Gazillion Adoptees, along with fellow adoptee and musician, Jared Rehberg, have created a new website to share adoptee-centric films. Watch Adoptee Films currently features five titles that can be viewed via computer for $4.99 or less.
The site also includes an online store with links to movies, music, and books for purchase.
According to the site's About page, Ost-Vollmers and Rehberg hope to "create a resource for: interested individuals wanting to stream adoptee-centric films; veteran adoptee filmmakers to show off their talents to a wide audience; and new adoptee filmmakers to introduce their work."
I love the concept of this new project and look forward to seeing expanded offerings in the future!
Karen Pickell was born and adopted in Ohio in the late 1960s. She reunited with her birth mother in 2005 and with her birth father in 2007. Her husband is an adoptive father of two children, now grown, from his first marriage, one of whom was adopted from Korea. Karen and her husband live in Florida with their two biological children. Karen holds a Master of Arts in Professional Writing from Kennesaw State University in Georgia; she has published poems, essays, and stories, and is currently drafting a memoir. She previously served on the board of directors of the Georgia Writers Association, as editor for the Georgia Poetry Society, and as associate editor of the literary journal Flycatcher. She blogs about writing, adoption, and other topics at www.karenpickell.com.