Posted by:  Cathy and Len


We wish all of our friends in Bangladesh and around the world a peaceful and blessed Eid, and happiness in the year to come.

Posted by:  Cathy

With help from Rita Meher, I have begun storyboarding the full documentary, covering the walls of our guest bedroom with notes on sticky tabs which help us visualize how the film will tell the story of Surayia, her art, and the women whose lives she changed forever.  As Rita said: “We had so fun much creating the storyboard and talking out the storyline for our documentary. I felt we embarked on our journey for the next stage of the documentary.”

Rita working on the storyboard

The simplicity of the cut and paste action is such a contrast to the complex feelings we have as we comb through the film footage word by word, frame by frame. Much of this footage was shot by Mishuk Munier, who died on August 13 in a tragic road accident in Bangladesh, along with his close friend and extraordinary filmmaker, Tareque Masud. We miss them both very much, but their guidance and insights are still with us every day as we read through the footage translations and transcripts and work to tell the story of “Threads.”

Posted by: Len

There’s a good article in the Dhaka Daily Star reporting on an event to celebrate the life and accomplishments of Tareque Masud.  The respect and admiration people have for him, and for his wife and partner Catherine, is well-deserved and evident.



Posted by:  Cathy

For the second year in a row, Threads is a finalist in the Roy W. Dean Los Angeles Grant competition sponsored by From the Heart Productions!  Their goal is “to make films that might otherwise never be made.”  I have really appreciated, as a new filmmaker, the consultations that Carole Dean gives to grant applicants. Last year, she helped me to focus and refine the synopsis of the film and we also brainstormed approaches to fund raising and outreach.

Join us with positive thoughts for “Threads” to be this year’s grant winner!  We’ll keep you posted!

Posted by: Cathy and Len

We are devastated by the news that two members of the THREADS team, Tareque Masud (Adviser) and Mishuk Munier (Cinematography) were killed in a car accident in Bangladesh.  Catherine Masud (Consulting Producer) was injured and we have received varying reports about her condition.

Tareque and Mishuk were very talented, creative people with so much great work ahead of them. We mourn the loss of our two friends.

We are trying to do whatever we can for Catherine and her small son, Nishat.  Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
The Dhaka Daily Star is probably the best source in English for news about this event.  There is an article about the Masuds and one about Mishuk.