Miscellaneous Stuff

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    • The writers of Casablanca were the Epstein twins. When they won the Academy Award for their screenplay, they became the only twins to ever win an Academy Award together.

    • There has never been a set of female twins to win an Academy Award together.
     
    • In their film Just Plain Odd, the star is auditioning for a part on the Abreaction Television Station. Abreaction Theater was the name of the DoubleTroublets’ father’s theater in New York.

    • Their father, David Bailin, is an artist and former playwright and director in New York.

    • They always edit with a cup of tea and honey and homemade, chocolate chip cookies close at hand.

    • Their father designs their DVD labels. He also designed the DoubleTroublets logo.

    • The picture on the DoubleTroublets logo was taken when they were four. It was taken for an article promoting the Arkansas Arts Center. Sarah has the pink halo; Emma has the yellow.

    • When their youngest older sister, Clara Bailin, left for college, they made her a film called A Tribute To The Youngest Older Sister, that contained several interviews, personal messages, and a picture montage to the song Sisters, Sisters sung by Rosemary and Betty Clooney.

    • The DTPs edited and authored the film “Charcoal Lines: A Conversation With David Bailin" that was conducted by Cindy Momchilov on October 16, 2008 (click here to see interview).

    • The DoubleTroublets began a film in eighth grade called "Little Rock's Forgotten" about Fouche Creek. Fouche Creek is a river ten minutes from Horace Mann MIddle School that is very polluted and in need of community help. Mann EAST has an ongoing project dedicated to helping the wildlife in and around it. The school year ended before the documentary was completed. 

    • As of August 2009, The DoubleTroublets have been in the T Tauri Film Festival four years in a row, the Indie Memphis Film Festival three years in a row, and the Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival two years in a row.

    • In their spare time, the DoubleTroublets write stories and watch every film they can. 

    • Avid Star Trek fans, they have seen almost every episode of the original series and Star Trek: The Next Generation. They have also seen all the films including the most recent one which is their favorite.  

    • They have dressed alike their entire lives. As young toddlers, their nanny tried to dress them differently, but it disturbed their mother too much to see the same face in two different outfits at the same time. Now they do it mostly out of habit. Besides, neither one of them likes choosing cloths so this way only one has to suffer a day. 

    • Their least favorite questions are: 1) Are you two twins? (No, we just share a birthday.) 2) Which one's older? (The prettier one.) 3) Do you guys know you look alike? (Here I was just thinking my mirror was broken.) 4) Can you read each other's minds? (Yeah, and teleport too.) 5) Why do you two dress alike? (We value originality.) They only get asked these questions once a day on average. Their least favorite comment is, "Look, I'm seeing double!"

    • They are the youngest of five girls. 

    • The DoubleTroublets have the same birthday (October 12) as Hugh Jackman although 25 years apart. 

    • Ever since researching for a film for the Wolfe Street Foundation on films connected to Arkansas that have won at the Oscars, the Internet Movie Database (IMDb) has been their favorite website. 

    • In their sophomore year, they helped set up a film club at their high school.

    • Both are members of the National Honors Society, Mu Alpha Theta (a math society), STAND (a female youth activism group), Chinese club, and film club at their school.  

    • They were very mischievous toddlers. When they were four, they decided that their father's charcoal drawing was too dark, so they took it upon themselves to color it using pink (Sarah) and yellow (Emma) highlighters. Luckily they were too short to cause any real damage although pink and yellow markings can still be seen at the very bottom of the picture. Around the same time, Emma started to write Sarah's name on the wall, but she would always use yellow highlighter so their parents knew it was really her (Sarah would have used pink.) Sarah was smarter and would make sure she had the right color before attempting to frame her sister in retaliation. Eventually they were both given washable ink. Despite having outgrown highlighters, pink and yellow remain their special colors, as shown by the logo. 

    • They took eight (or nine) years of piano before giving it up to have more time to work on their films. 

    • Their father refused to let them have coloring books claiming that they would destroy their creativity. He said they should learn to color without borders, a metaphor still evident in their lives today. 

    • Their oldest sister, Patsy Bailin, was a production assistant on the film, Yellow Lights produced by Olin College which is located only a few miles away from Wellesley College where she went to school. When Sarah discovered her name on IMDb, she thought it was a different Patsy Bailin and sent the link to her sister as a joke. 

    • Despite screening and/or winning at the T Tauri Film Festival for four years, they have never actually attended the film festival because it always falls on the same week as their annual family vacation. 

    • Every so often, they host a DoubleTroublets Academy workshop at their home for any of their friends interested in filmmaking. After a day spent dissecting films and learning about equipment, participants are given certificates and the title of honorary DoubleTroublet. One of the honorary DoubleTroublets went on to make her own film, while two others later assisted the twins on a promotional film for the Wolfe Street. 

    • The summer before Separate But Equal, the DoubleTroublets were interviewed at summer camp for a promotional film. After the interview, the cameraman said they were naturals in front of the camera. The DoubleTroublets blew him off saying they were too shy and would feel more comfortable on the other side of the lens. 

    • At the age of 10, Sarah won a short story writing contest for her story "Ten Seeds". It was published in Cricket Magazine. 

    • Sarah has had two guest articles published in their high school newspaper, The Tiger. 

    • The DoubleTroublets were home schooled from 3rd grade to 6th. During that time, they traveled to UCA, Hendrix, and UALR where they sat in on their father's art history class lectures counting his "ums" in the back of the class.  

    • They often use deviations of the screen names Scribe (Sarah) and Cutter (Emma). Cutter was the name for an editor back when they used real film.