New Community for the Confluence video needs YOU!

May 30, 2014

We need your help on Monday, June 2 at the Davies Center

We recently began filming a new Community for the Confluence video starring – Eau Claire!

Earlier this year, after a Confluence fundraiser, we received an email from a local business owner titled “morning thoughts.” The email generated a wave of excitement amongst all the volunteers at Community for the Confluence. One of the CftC social media volunteers stated emphatically, “we need to do something with this!”

Here is the email that continues to inspired us:

“It’s an amazing morning, as a native of Eau Claire, this is the first time I woke up feeling this incredible pulse of downtown in my blood! Very exciting times!

Let’s build a tour for Eau Claire County and any doubtful petitioners.

…a night with restaurants bursting at the seams with concerts goers anticipating the show at the newly opened venue… Awaking at hip hotel to sip a morning cup of joe before a run on the trail as I contemplate which one of the many launch sites to drop in on the river… There’s a great art opening at the gallery across the street to check out before heading to the concert in the park for night .. We’re going to stay an extra night and either hike or bike on the Chippewa River Trail … Should we check out the other hotel tonight….and head to that restaurant on Water Street …

… Feel the pulse??

Oh my god this is exciting…

I’m looking forward to being part of the movement with all if you progressive minds! This IS our town. Thank you.”

This email inspired us to create a new video about our community. A vision of what we cherish and value. A day in the life dream of our children, families and friends; of how exceptional Eau Claire is and will continue to be as we embrace growth and new opportunities.

Filming has begun across the city – at the downtown cleanup, Farmers Market, along the river trails, at local restaurants and hotels and in the parks. Justin Vernon has agreed to provide the film’s soundtrack.

Now we need your help.

On Monday, June 2 from 10:00 a.m. to Noon, we will be filming at the UW-Eau Claire Davies Center. We need YOU to be there as members of the community. Just wear casual clothes, comfortable shoes, and bring along a few friends. All ages are welcome to participate. Stay as long as you can, and leave when you must.

Meet us on Monday, June 2 at the Davies Center Information Desk at 10:00 a.m. Film director Don Bryne of The Post House and assistant director Scott Morfitt will guide you through the scenes. No special acting skills are necessary – we just need you to be yourself.

We look forward to seeing you on Monday, June 2, 10:00 a.m. at the Davies Center. Thank you.