Saturday, February 20, 2010

Dream wins Oregon Heritage Excellence Award

We have just learned that "In Pursuit of a Dream" has won an Oregon Heritage Excellence Award "for its exemplary way of sharing immersive experiential learning about Oregon history." The award will be presented in Oregon City on April 9. There will be a public showing of the film on April 10, also in Oregon City.

--Candy Moulton

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Henry Harmon Spalding and "The Settlers"

I am at the national board meeting of the Oregon California Trails Association and am listening to National Park Service employee Otis Halfmoon talk about plans for cooperative programs with the federally recognized tribes who live along the route of the trails. As he told the board, Presbyterian Missionaries Henry Harmon Spalding and Marcus Whitman traveled the Oregon Trail route in the 1830s, and affected his tribe--the Nez Perces--and those impacts are still being experienced today. There are many stories to tell about the trails, and the tribal stories are just some of them.

As one board member noted, the organization needs to recognize there are differing viewpoints to the trails stories...

Otis is funny, he told the board there are many tribes, and even one tribe called "The Settlers."

--Candy Moulton

Monday, August 17, 2009

Two Copies of the Film

Bob arrived in Denver today in anticipation of the Premiere on Wednesday. Told me, "Don't let me forget this bag anywhere, it has the only two copies of the completed film we will show this week."
How Exciting.

Got to the hotel and ran into one of our Dreamer families. So glad to have Katie here already. Can hardly wait to see everyone else!

--Candy Moulton

Saturday, August 15, 2009

5 Days and Counting

Looking forward to seeing the Dreamer Cast and Crew in just five days! I have tickets for the show on hand and ready to hand out to everybody, plus plans are being finalized for the Red Carpet Event...largely handled by Ranger Jane! Quackgrass has a few surprises she's working on!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Web page Updates

Charles and Bruce have worked hard today and added new photos to the cast page and to the daily diary page on the In Pursuit of a Dream Web site.

I'm preparing tickets for our Dreamer Cast who will be at the Premiere next week in Loveland, Colorado.

--Candy Moulton

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Film Shows Next Week

Had a chance to see some of the film scenes today, will be so fun to watch this next week with the cast, crew and OCTA members. Two places where you, too, can see the film. Wednesday, Aug. 19 7:30 p.m. at the Premiere at the Rialto Theater in Loveland, Colorado. Tickets for that showing are available on the OCTA web site, Click on the Colorado Convention and registration page. On Aug. 20, 2 additional showings at the Rialto, at 4 and 7 for those showings available at the Rialto.

It will also show at the Wyoming Film Festival Aug. 22 in Saratoga, Wyoming. Info about that event is available at

Hope to see you at the showings.

--Candy Moulton

Tuesday, August 11, 2009


Chuck Miller and Mike Browne with "The Girls."

Karen and Frankie

Will add photos from the many I've been reviewing for the Web site. Karen Vixie, left; Frankie Israel, right.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Wyoming Film Festival

We will have a showing of "In Pursuit of a Dream" at the Wyoming Film Festival in Saratoga, Wyoming, on Aug. 22 at 7 p.m. At this event we will set up a small wagon camp that will involve several of our cast members including Frankie, Andrew, and Rachel. Quackgrass and I will be there, looking forward to camping and sharing the trail stories.

--Candy Moulton

Friday, August 7, 2009

Film Premiere in Colorado

We will have the premiere of In Pursuit of a Dream at the Rialto Theater in Loveland, Colorado, on Aug. 19 in conjunction with the Oregon-California Trails Association. At least fourteen of our Dreamers will be present, along with many of the adult cast, all three of our teachers, and lots of reenactors. There may be tickets still available. You find out by visiting the OCTA web site, and clicking on the Convention page.

There will also be music, Indian dancing and other activities in Loveland, on 4th Street in front of the Rialto prior to the film showing, so come on down and meet the cast.

There will be additional showings at the Rialto in Loveland On Aug. 20 at 4 and 7 p.m. Tickets for those showings are available on the Rialto Web site.

--Candy Moulton

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Web Site is Up

We have posted the first components of the Web site, including a short trailer from the film. Best way to view it is to visit www.octa-trails/In-pursuit-of-a-Dream/
--Candy Moulton

Monday, July 6, 2009

Going Live Soon

Pam has the general design completed for the new Web site, now it is up to Charles to do a lot of work to begin putting it in form so it can go live. That will happen in the next few weeks.

--Candy Moulton

Saturday, June 20, 2009


Outrider Larry Gomez...has so much experience on a horse. For every film project I've worked on, I've had him involved because there is NOBODY I trust more to keep the set safe.
I chose this photo of him to put on the new Web site we are creating...He looks pretty scruffy here, not the way he usually presents himself.
--Candy Moulton

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Web work

We have a new team working on a Web site for the film. Pam Esty is working as the designer, while Boston Productions staffers Bruce Spero an Charles Palen will make it all come to life. I'm doing my best to keep up with them. They understand how to develop a Web site, but I always let somebody else do that techincal stuff.

--Candy Moulton

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Return to Salt Lake City

I am in Salt Lake City on my way to attend the Mid-Year Board meeting of OCTA in Yuma, Arizona. I will have much to report to the board concerning progress of the film and the new Web site we at Boston Productions are now beginning to organize (more on that soon). I stopped at Fort Bridger to take some photos of the new statue of Jim Bridger, but had camera problems...two different cameras with me and neither one worked! So no pictures of the incredibly cool statue that was installed there on 8-8-08.

When I arrived in Salt Lake City I drove down North Temple Street, past the Red Iguana. Believe it or not, at 8:20 p.m. on a Wednesday night in January there was a line out the door! I settled for a couple of Reeces peanut butter cups and a bottle of water for dinner.

--Candy Moulton