Hello My Awesome Friends!
I am writing you, again, in one last stitch effort to get support for my mom’s film, Vacancy.
What is Vacancy, you might ask. It is an independent art film. In a nutshell, it’s a film about three women at a kind of crossroads in their lives. Each of them has an awakening, and must choose to move forward with freedom, risk, and uncertainty, or take the more predictable path and recapitulate the same tired story.
What’s so great and important about the film? Well, it creatively and honestly portrays the very relevant conundrum of “fit-in and follow-suit” or “follow your dreams and don’t let the bastards drag you down.” (by the way, I made up both of those quotes – with some help from U2 – they’re good, right?!) One thing that makes the film unique is that she is shooting the entire film with classic film reel – shot in CinemaScope. Some of film is cross-processed and she will be incorporating still photos, text, animation, and original music by Cleveland’s own, Kristine Jackson (an excellent blues singer and artist).
SO, WHY DOES SHE NEED MY SUPPORT? Here’s the deal… through the fundraising site, Kickstarter, she has ONLY 9 DAYS, 15 HOURS, AND 5 MINUTES TO MEET HER GOAL! If she does not meet her goal, then she LOSES EVERYTHING! UGH, UGH, AND DOUBLE UGH!
How do I pledge my support? She is fundraising through Kickstarter, which is a reputable and fantastic resource for artists to get funding to complete their projects. To check out her project, go to the link below:
She needs the mulla! Your “likes” on Facebook or Twitter are GREAT! Still, the only way to meet her goal is to pledge your support monetarily. You can pledge whatever, or you can select on a pledge amount: $1, $10, $20, $50, $100, $200 – $2500! As you’ll see at the Kickstarter page, with your pledge of $10 or more you will receive complimentary gift packages, which makes giving your support exciting and HELPS THIS PROJECT TO COMPLETION!!!!!!!!!! Her goal is $20,000. She has until May 26th to reach her goal!
How do I find out more about Megan’s mom, AWESOME ARTIST, KAREN ST. JOHN-VINCENT? If you want to know more about my mom – well, she is a soon-to-be famous artist, poet, and film maker. Really, though, check out her website, her Facebook page, and her blog. See below:
Karen St. John-Vincent, artist website: http://www.karenstjohnvincent.com/
Vacancy Film, Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/vacancyfilm
Vacancy Film blog: http://vacancyfilm.wordpress.com/2012/02/08/vacancy-film/
Again, thank you guys for humoring me by reading this message. If you have any questions or comments, please let me know. Otherwise, just CHECK OUT VACANCY AND GIVE YOUR SUPPORT ANY WAY YOU CAN!
Love you, my friends!
And je t’aime