Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Inspirational Country Music and NBA Accolades

The last few weeks have definitely been a whirlwind for our post production marketing team as we keep pushing forward in sharing our story of Spirit of Love with our family, friends, and the rest of the world.

I know you are probably wondering WOW! Is that still going on? Wasn't that last year? Simply put the answer is YES! That is how it happens in the world of filmmaking. Some films never even make it to the editing room let alone a directors cut DVD in this time frame. One year ago this month we began filming with all of our incredibly talented teens. Some who are now embarking on new adventures like College, and High School. All of the crew has gone on to work on many new projects yet we here at Film It Productions & Spirit of Love continue to promote our film and message of acceptance and inclusion.

While the film continues to receive accolades and awards at festivals we continue to look for the right distribution opportunities. Even this week there have been offers for distribution however it is about more than just getting distribution. Its about getting the right distributor who desires to share the message and work of our gifted and talented teens. Audiences love us. They love your Courage for jumping in and attempting things which most of you had never done before. That is why the right distributor must be Courageous and not Fearful of this groundbreaking opportunity to share our

We have received accolades from Senators, Mayors, Pastors, Teachers, Coaches, Parents, Authors, Professional Athletes and dignitaries such as the Commissioner of the NBA David J. Stern.http://www.newswire.net/newsroom/financial/76185-nba-commissioner-hails-filmmaker-of-inspirational-teen-basketbal.html We have received two proclamations declaring it "Spirit of Love" day. Even news stories produced about the film have received accolades and nominations for awards. But what sticks with me the most is other deaf & hard of hearing teens who come up and say Thank you! They say tell the cast that they have empowered them to try new things too. Tell them the message makes people see deaf & hard of hearing teens in a positive light and not negative. The other thing has been "hearing" people who say I had no idea. Thanks for making me aware. Thanks for Inspiring us. Thanks for changing how we see others who are different from ourselves.

Even now we wait to see if we make the top 5 nominations by ICM out of Nashville this week. We were nominated for the top 10 in the category of Best Inspirational Film against some giants in the industry which include Warner Bros.  "42" and 20th Century Fox's "Parental Guidance" Everyone should be very proud of your work.http://www.newswire.net/newsroom/financial/75306-icm-faith-family-country-award-nominates-spirit-of-love-for-semi.html

I must admit that it was very surreal to read our name on the press release and ballot with names like Laura Dodd,Tim McGraw and Dolly Parton sent out by ICM (Inspirational Country Music) of Nashville. The top 5 nominations will be announced this Thursday in Nashville August 15th at 1pm MST by Inside Editions Megan Alexander.

Congratulations to everyone on the Spirit of Love team! Spread the Love and Spread the Word.