MORE GOOD NEWS:
We are on our way to finishing our movie. The picture is locked - which means we can now mix picture with sound (music, sound effects, narration). We are getting closer.
And to help us get there, this week we received a $5,000 Grant from The Summerlee Foundation in Dallas, Texas. It is going to help us get through the month of March, during which we will complete a 76 minute cut of Resurrecting Love which will be suitable for screening.
We thought you might like to see the first 7 1/2 minutes of the movie as it exists at the moment.
We’d love you to see the whole movie as well. We do need additional finishing monies (as we’ve indicated before), and we have done this version of the film in an effort to raise those funds as well as begin submitting to Summer 2023 Film Festivals. Will you host a screening of the film in your home for 15-20 of your friends who might be able to contribute toward our work's completion? They would be getting the Premier of our movie. My producing partner, Barry Opper, has done this with other documentary projects on which he has worked and has found them immensely successful. And fun.
Set up a date in April and invite friends. Try to get 20 friends. Tell them it is an exciting documentary about race and reconciliation you have been supporting. Ask them to bring their smart phones.
We then send you a link to the movie which you can screen on your big screen television set from your computer. (If you don’t know how to do that, we can help you.)
You encourage a short discussion afterwards.
Then, you have them bring out their phones and go to our website. There they can click the donate now button and you can sit there while they make a contribution. Let them decide, large or small, don’t look over their shoulders. (But of course the bigger the donation the better for us.)
Encourage them to host a screening of their own in their homes.
Thank them and send them on their ways.
Connect us with them by sending us their names and email addresses so we can thank them personally.
No kidding, this is a way you can help us finish. If you want to set a date, click below and let us know of your interest:
Black cemeteries have been cut up, paved over, used for cattle grazing, turned into playgrounds and parking lots, and drowned in man-made reservoirs. The fight to save them seems as difficult today as it was 110 years ago when Della Love first donated the Love Cemetery property. However, our film expands beyond this one cemetery in East Texas into an inspiring reflection on the power of the people and the importance of "keeping on keeping on." Here is one of the people we were honored to interview for this movie, speaking about this.
With your ongoing help, our film will be completed and out into the world in 2023. Then we can begin on the curriculum development for which this material begs.
PLEASE CONSIDER HOSTING A SCREENING, OR PERHAPS A DONATION FROM YOU IS POSSIBLE NOW?
We believe that the message in Resurrecting Love is important - and inspirational. We are committed to getting to the last step in our journey: classrooms and the young people in them. An accurate sense of history is fundamental to our physical and mental well-being.
Right now, we need another $20,000 to get us through April. This will buy us the support for final music composition, and clearing of music, effects and archival footage. Can you help with that?
Or, if you prefer not to contribute via credit card or the other digital options, you can donate by check made payable to our fiscal agent: "Fractured Atlas" and snail mailed to my producing partner: Barry Opper, 9620 Clybourn Ave, Sun Valley, CA 91352. Note "for Resurrecting Love" in the memo area on your check. (Please make sure "Fractured Atlas" is on the "pay to the order of" line, not Resurrecting Love.) All contributions made on our behalf are tax-deductible.
For more information about the film, click to our HOME page.
Thank you for your interest, help and support.
Creator / Writer / Producer
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