When choosing the name of our production company for I MARRIED THE WAR, and because this is a film about women, we wanted something feminine as well as personal. Since we live in Idaho, we are partial to the beautiful state flower, the Syringa.
The Syringa blossom exudes the heady scent of orange blossoms, and is often called a Mock Orange. The species was noted by Meriwether Lewis of Lewis & Clark fame, and it was named Philadelphus Lewisii after him. The woody shrub grows in the northwest, from northern California, to British Columbia and west to Montana. It usually stands out as a single plant among other species. Native American tribes used the Syringa for many purposes, and the blossom has been used to make teas and perfumes.
We like to think of the four petals as a representation of the women who are being interviewed from various regions of the US, from east to west, and north to south. The center of the blossom is the common experience they all share as the wives of combat veterans.
A big shout-out to our graphics guru, Mike Shipman, for the beautiful Syringa Cinema logo he designed for us.
I love the name. It is perfect. You always have the best photos and this picture exemplifies your love of nature.
Thank you, Terri. I’m glad you like the name and the photograph. I believe the beauty of nature touches our souls. ~ Betty
1. Testing, testing. 2. Betty, I hope you are in the movie, because Ken has opened up so much since you have come along. Partly by making movies.
Hi Chuck! I’ve just now learned how to find these messages, and how to respond! At this time I don’t plan to be interviewed because I am the one conducting the interviews, so I will be present in that way, and in shaping what is said in the final version of I MARRIED THE WAR. But we will consider your thoughts as we move forward. Thanks for your suggestion! ~ Betty
Can’t wait to see the finished film! Love the logo!
Thank you, Lee. We join you in your eagerness to see the finished product! Based on the interviews we have so far, it is going to be quite powerful. We look forward to completing the remaining interviews and then moving into post-production. ~ Betty