Thursday, March 15, 2018

We Did It !!!!!

We made and actually surpassed our goal of raising $10,000 on ago-find-me site! This money will pay for an experienced editor to come in and take Allen’s (my hubby) draft of the full movie to the next level. Allen has worked tirelessly since January on putting the filmed scenes together in the correct sequence and has worked with improving the sound and color so the next editor will have a workable draft to essentially clean up, shorten to 90 minutes, adjust the coloring throughout the film to make it uniform, sinc up the sound and music, and just in general, provide us with a polished professional looking finished product. Any remaining funds will go to improving or adding to the sound, filming and inserting additional scene connections to better transition one scene to the next. I am not sure why it finally feels like this movie will happen, but it does. There are so many wonderful people to thank for helping us get so far. I am so grateful that they believed in the story I needed to tell. Most of all I am grateful for the opportunity I was given to work with my amazing patients and their families. They are the true stars, actually angels that have helped guide us through this project. I want to thank everyone for helping me give them a voice. Hey, I may have just written my Oscar acceptance speech!! HaHa!!!!

Saturday, March 10, 2018

March Update

I realized since I am only doing monthly blogs I no longer need a fancy title. So here we go for March.
I am sitting in the lobby of a hotel in Fort Worth Texas at 5am (3am PST) . Gee I wish I hadn’t figured that out, now I’m really tired!! Anyway, I am here to speak at the Cow Town oncology conference . They have an on-going cowboy theme for the conference so, I get to lecture in jeans, my version of cowboy boots (ankle highs) and wear a cowboy hat 🤠. By the way, I hate hats !!! So while I wait for my ride to the conference, I thought I would blog.
A few cool things are happening, first, we got the rights to the song by Norman Greenbaum Spirit in the Sky. So that was pretty exciting. Guess they liked what we are doing and really came through for us. A big happening is that our very own Niko has agreed to take on a producer role for the film! His involvement has really helped and he is working closely with Tamir to get funding and talk to potential investors. We are in the last few days of our Go Fund Me project and on Monday we are planning to do a live Pod Cast to help promote the film. So, get your friends and family together to listen and donate! We are looking at numerous possibilities for additional funding. We will keep you up to date on our progress. Allen is working diligently on putting together a rough edit of our film so the final editing will go more quickly when we hire an experienced editor to work on coloring and timing. The edits I wanted for my book are done and Allen is working on the cover and picking the photos for the insert pages. I will let all of you know when it will be available. I am also working on a teaching version of my book so students can get the most learning from the film and original novel. Whew, I am really getting tired now just thinking about it and it doesn’t help that it is only 3:30!!

Well that’s about it. Thank you all for your interest and support of this project. It is proving to be an amazing ride! Keep those prayers and positive thoughts coming. More to come!!