Lingua Franca: Identical twins who have never been apart before are about to be separated by six thousand miles of land and sea. Together they are about to embark on the biggest adventure of their lives… apart. Emma and Sarah Bailin will discover the essence of their common experience through the aid of the true lingua franca: the camera.
In December 2010, Sarah and Emma Bailin decided to spend a year abroad following their high school graduation before beginning college. They applied to and were accepted by the Rotary Youth Exchange Program, district 6150.
Beginning in the fall 2011, Sarah will be in Taiwan and Emma will be in Belgium. Each will carry with them a video camera prepared to record their respective experiences as an American exchange student abroad. Their story will begin the summer before their departure and end when they return home. Composed almost entirely of personal video diary entries, the film will explore what it means to become true citizens of the world on either side of the globe. It will cover such topics as preparing to go abroad, adapting to new cultures, and coping with everything that comes between.
ARtists: A CONVERSATION premieres at the 2011 Winthrop Rockefeller Legacy Exhibition, The Rockefeller Institute, located on Petit Jean Mountain, Arkansas.
To celebrated the 2011 Winthrop Rockefeller Legacy Art Exhibition, The Rockefeller Institute, located on Petit Jean Mountain, Petit Jean Mountain, Arkansas, has asked the DoubleTroublets to produce a documentary highlighting the work of 30 Arkansas Artists. With a due date of April 29th, the equipment is packed in the van and ready to travel throughout Arkansas to interview all the artists in their studios.
More news for the DoubleTroublets: Sarah and Emma have been accepted to Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA. After their year abroad they will continue their studies as members of the Class of 2016!
The Twins have been selected by the Rotarian Club of Little Rock to travel next year on their year abroad before college. Unfortunately they will be going to different hemispheres - Sarah to Taiwan and Emma to Belgium. New stories to come.
The Butler Center for Arkansas Studies requested and received a copy of the complete set of documentaries created by the DoubleTroublets under the title It Happened Here. They will be presenting a lecture for the Center as part of their Legacies program in April 2011.
The DoubleTroublets are honored as the featured speakers at the University of Arkansas Library in Fayetteville Archives Month Open House, October 27th, with a presentation on their work and the role that archives have played in making it possible and a screening of their documentaries.
The DoubleTroublets complete the film entitled Walk The Line: Oscar Night America 2010 for the Wolf Street Foundation, Little Rock, AR. Assisting them is Ashley Mangan.
The local chapter of the DAR invites the DoubleTroublets to present A Soldier in Skirts and talk about their work at their monthly meeting.
The DoubleTroublets represent EAST at the SETDA Annual Conference, Washington, D.C.
The DoubleTroublets are interviewed on ‘All About The Arts’ with Pepper Pepper, in a segment entitled Young Creators, KABF FM88.3, Little Rock, AR.
Ron Wolfe, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette writer, features The DoubleTroublets on page 1 of the Family Section in an article entitled ‘On a ‘Roll ‘em’, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Section E, pp. 1,8, August 26, 2009.
The DoubleTroublets pitch their newest project and participate in the Little Rock Film Festival – Student Pitch Sessions 2009, Mobile Film School, Austin, TX.
Alex Richardson, staff writer, features the DoubleTroublets entitled For Your Information in ‘The Tiger’ Volume 117 Issue Number 7, p8
The DoubleTroublets appear on Community Journalism segment of KHTV Channel 11 10:00 PM Nightly News spotlighting their accomplishments in documentary film competitions.
The DoubleTroublets appear on Good News Matters, KARK, Channel 4, to talk about Return to Sender and the EAST program. The twins are compared to the Cohen Brothers.
The DoubleTroublets complete the editing and authoring of Will to Fight: The Making of the Colondar, a 31 minute documentary about the creation of a calendar highlighting survivors of colorectal cancer – all diagnosed under the stereotypical age of 50; and Stories From the Front, a 2 hour 21 minutes documentary focusing upon the personal stories of the survivors (for more information about the Colon Club, www.colonclub.com).
The DoubleTroublets participate in the 48HR Film Project with a film entitled Just Plain Odd. This is their first fiction film.
The DoubleTroublets pitch their newest project and participate in the Little Rock Film Festival – Student Pitch Sessions 2008, Mobile Film School, Austin, TX.
The DoubleTroublets receive scholarships to the University of Central Arkansas as 2008 My Community Governor’s Award Winners.
Featured in The EAST Initiative: Inspiring Young People, Educators, and the Entire Communities, Ducks, Documentaries, & Design: Tales From Arkansas’ Creative Economy, [Regional Technology Strategies, Inc., Carrboro, NC ], Volume 2 • March 2008, P13.
Teen Net Advisors, T Tauri Galaxy Web Site, www.ttauri.org/galaxy.
Create the feature film, ARKANSAS AT THE OSCARS, Oscar Night America Gala, Wolf Street Foundation, Little Rock, AR.
Documentary Staff, National EAST Partnership Conference, Hot Springs, Arkansas.