Tobe Carey

About us: 
Willow Mixed Media is a not for profit organization involved in documentary and arts projects. Visit our website at


May. 7, 2012
Photo above by Jeanne Cameron. We're pleased to note the terrific coverage given SWEET VIOLETS by Hudson Valley Magazine in its May issue. Here's the link to the online version: Read more
May. 4, 2012
Our popular documentary film, SWEET VIOLETS will be playing on Friday May 18th at 7:30 PM at the Mountain Top Historical Society in Haines Falls. SWEET VIOLETS tells the story of the former Violet Capital of the World, Rhinebeck New York. Filmmaker, Tobe... Read more
Apr. 12, 2012
We have begun work on production while research continues on our new documentary film project, Railroads of the Catskills.  Recently we accompanied a Catskill Mountain Railroad work crew as they prepared for and then worked on repairing the C-9 Bridge,... Read more
Apr. 8, 2012
The Hudson Valley Almanac published a nice article on our film, Sweet Violets and it's available here for your pleasure. Our documentary will be shown at the Mountaintop Historical Society on Friday, May 18th at 7:30PM; in Woodstock at Upstate Films on... Read more
Apr. 3, 2012
In response to my recent posting about our new project on Railroads of the Catskills, we received a nice email from Tom Fraser.  He included a terrific image of the cover from one of the Ulster and Delaware publications touting the trip by rail to the... Read more
Apr. 2, 2012
Our backyard violets are fast coming into season.  Here are some captured today. Our DVD Sweet Violets is available at many fine retail outlets in Ulster, Greene, Dutchess, Sullivan and Delaware Counties. Details about our film are available at www.... Read more
Mar. 31, 2012
An inch of snow covered the season's first backyard violet today.  Here it is for your viewing pleasure. The story of Sweet Violets can be found online at our web site:
Mar. 28, 2012
Today, after watching the heart shaped violet leaves begin to grow, I finally spotted my first backyard violet of the season.  Here, in Glenford, the wild violets have spread and I anticipate many beautiful flowers this season.  In addition, I have... Read more
Mar. 20, 2012
For some time people have requested that we produce a documentary on railroads...well, we've started reseach on a new project: Railroads of the Catskills.  The film will cover both the northern and southern Catskills and the through trains and branch... Read more
Mar. 9, 2012
SUNY Ulster's juried "Water" show opens tonight and features Deep Water: Building the Catskill Water System, our best-selling documentary film.  If you haven't yet seen the film, stop by the Muroff Kotler Visual Arts Gallery in Vanderlyn Hall at the... Read more
Mar. 1, 2012
The Town of Hyde Park Historical Society hosted a showing of Sweet Violets this week and filled the house.  Hyde Park was a violet growing area along with much of Dutchess County.  There were some 13 violet growers in the town and a descendant of one of... Read more
Feb. 26, 2012
Sweet Violets DVDs are now available at fine retailers like: Country Weekend in Margaretville Battenfeld Anemony Farm in Milan Parent Teacher Store in Kingston Bistro to Go in Kingston/West Hurley Upstate Films/Rhinebeck Phantom Gardener in Rhinebeck... Read more
Feb. 18, 2012
Well, we did it up big today.  Double full house for Sweet Violets at Upstate Films in Rhinebeck. They were lined up before we arrived at 11:45, and filled the large theater by 12:20.  They opened the smaller theater for a simultaneous showing and filled... Read more
Feb. 12, 2012
The crowds came out for the premiere of Sweet Violets in Rhinebeck.  The overflow crowd filled Upstate Films to capacity (and beyond).  The showing was enthusiastically received and the Q&A spirited and lively.  The premiere follows a barrage of rave... Read more
Feb. 11, 2012
Saturday's Poukeepsie Journal ran two articles about the showing of Sweet Violets... Check them out! Read more
Feb. 10, 2012
Visit the Kingston Freeman online to read the article in the Kingtston Freeman about our new production, Sweet Violets.
Feb. 9, 2012
Sweet Violets Alert! The premiere showing of Sweet Violets, Sunday Feb 12th at1PM is NOT sold out.  The Woodstock Times article has this incorrect.  Upstate Films in Rhinebeck holds 160 people and the free tickets are first-come/first-served.  Please... Read more
Feb. 6, 2012
We just received word that a Sweet Violets encore presentation is now scheduled for Sat Feb. 18th at 1 PM at Upstate Films in Rhinebeck.  So, if you can't make the Sunday Feb. 12th Premiere, or the theater is filled to capacity this Sunday, please join... Read more
Feb. 1, 2012
  Pleased to see nice coverage of Sweet Violets by writer Jay Blotcher for Chronogram Magazine's February 2012 issue.  
Jan. 31, 2012
Willow Mixed Media is pleased to announce that Deep Water: Building the Catskill Water System has been selected by juror Portia Munson to be part of the WATER exhibition at SunyUlster’s Muroff Kotler Visual Arts Gallery.   The opening date of the show... Read more