Tuesday, July 30, 2013

"No" sounds like "Go" !

On Sunday July 28, I took a huge Leap of Faith---litterally. Never in all my life did I ever think I would have the courage to jump out of a plane at 14,000 feet and free-fall at 130 miles an hour. I mean, who does that? Well I just did. And you know what? Once I settled my mind on it and pushed away all the fears, doubts and anxieties that accompany such things, I said to myself : Is that all there is?

I recall the moment we we on the edge of the plane looking out....instead of butterflies in my stomach, I just totally surrendered into trust, that I was going to be okay and I was with people who I could count on, who wouldn't let me down. We rolled out of the plane and began our descent, which truly just felt like being underwater but much more windier. The parachute opened and we soared in the sky at sunset, in what might have been the most extraordinary and metaphysical feeling of my life.

This film project is also a Leap of Faith for me and for the all of us on the crew; trust that we will be able to find the support and raise the money we need with your help. Trust that this is a project seeded in pure love from the heart and soul bringing like-minded artisans, filmmakers and people to share the journey with us.

Life is about the journey, not the destination. - Chinese proverb

Thank you for believing in us!

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Monday, July 29, 2013

Learning to fly...and I found my wings!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Olga: Anam Cara- a musical film

Hello Friends! Happy Summering! Hope this message finds you in good spirits and with a suntan. I have a very special and hugely ambitious project I am writing to tell you about and beseeching your help with. Many of you may already know that I have been working steadily in the film industry here in Louisiana and developed many new friendships and learned tremendously about all the aspects of filmmaking. My vision is to create a visual to my music; NOT as a music video, but as an actual film. In this case it would be a storyline played out to the background of my music. I paired up with my good friend, director and cinematographer Declan Ryan, to come up with a plan. We chose three songs to set the film to and amassed a crew and cast of over 40 talented, professional and highly skilled actors, filmmakers, artists and musicians to collaborate with and make this happen. The final film will be screened in film festivals and on a new Samsung smart TV channel - Jazz & Blues TV- that will launch later this year, plus other distribution outlets we are presently working on. Would you please take a few minutes and visit our Indiegogo page and watch our video? We ask for your support in making this dream a reality, whatever can be contributed would be of great help and much appreciated! With gratitude and thanks, Olga