I’m a list maker. I make lists because I love to cross off the completed tasks. I have made dozens of lists while getting ready for my grassroots screenings of Like A Woman. Because it’s such a huge undertaking, I’ve broken things down into 4 different jobs:
Finishing the film. I thought it was finished, but there are always last minute tweaks. I can’t tell you how many times I have looked at this 52-minute film but I can honestly say, too many times! But until I can get through the full film without cringing at certain points, I will keep tweaking. Although today is deadline day for one film festival that it will be in. (can’t say which one just yet)
Running a Kickstarter campaign. This is the second time that I’ve launched a Kickstarter campaign and it is very stressful. With Kickstarter, if you don’t make your goal you get nothing. I have 7 days to go but I still have 40 % more to raise! People ask me what I will do if it’s not successful and I just can’t even think about that now because I have invested so much time, energy and expense getting ready for a July 25th departure. I remain hopeful but I need your help. By nature I’m more of a giver than a taker, so I need to humble myself and make the ask for help. However, I believe in this film and its message, which is inspirational and needed at a time like this. Check out this snippet of the film Invest in Kids
Gearing up. This can be fun... but a lot of research went into it. I knew I wanted to be self-contained both in regards to my projection setup, as well as my travel. The first thing I did was to reserve a van. When I started a month ago, I could see this wouldn’t be as easy as I thought. The hard part was finding a camper van that was available for the entire time that I planned to be away. But I found the perfect van and reserved it. Then the trip became a reality. Next was the gear – I assembled a digital projector, a small but powerful PA and a portable screen. I needed things that were portable and easy to setup by myself. The screen turned out to be the toughest part of the order because it was a special order. But Gabriel Biderman and David Brommer at B & H made it happen and it arrived yesterday! Now for a test run which I will do this Friday night when I screen the film at our local watering hole, the Brookside Beach. Thank you Amalia Duarte and David Guido for lining up this event. Here’s another excerpt Engineering
Scheduling screenings. This is a job in itself. I need a tour manager J The trickiest part is trying to stay to areas in the country that aren’t raging with the COVID virus. I will start by heading up to New England and then head west. Screenings will be outside and gatherings will be kept small and socially distanced. I have a couple of great spots lined up. If you or someone you know may be interested in a screening, please let me know. firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks to everyone who have supported me as well as this undertaking. Your support and encouragement and your belief in this film means the world to me.