You know those moments in movies where the entire community unites and work together towards a victorious resolution? Pleasantville, Akeelah and the Bee, The Dark Knight… The neighborhood selflessly comes together to create something wonderful and inspiring. That’s exactly how it feels right now.
Let's recap. These past several months have been tough. I’ve never been keen on asking for help, and definitely not a student of asking for money. However, being a filmmaker with a dream, it’s tough to move forward without the support from the people around you. (Side note: Sometimes I wish my dream was inexpensive like crocheting… or lucrative like, oh I don’t know, finding gold. Alas, my dream is making movies and funding a film is as hard as, oh I don’t know, finding gold!)
However, with the help of an amazing team, friends, and family, we were able to raise the funds to make A Boy’s Life. Please know, none of this would be possible without the kind contributions from all of you. This whole fundraising process hasn’t only humbled me, but inspired me to be the best artist I can possibly be. Speaking on behalf of Allison Vanore and the entire Production Crew, we truly appreciate every single donation and will do everything within our power to ensure an entertaining and beautiful product.
Thank you to everyone! This one’s for you.
Steve & Dolores Benavidez, Lydia Schoenberger
Joe Hernandez, The Presta Family, Rob Campbell, Michael DeFranco, Brian McLaughlin, and James Srygley.
Jennifer Ansbach, Jesse Averna, Lisa Batten, Michael Bekemeyer, Charles & Brigit Benavidez, Elisa Benavidez, Ben Brussell, Karla Bryant, Christopher Burnham, Joan Cardile, Kimberly Carrasco, Josepha Castro, Lawrence & Eleanor Dahners, David Darbandi, Suzette Daum, Michael & Donna Demelio, Kelli Dickinson, Michael Dunning, Chanel Eakin, Kimberly Fassetta, Tai Fauci, Rachael Gallaghan, Mark Gardner, Jon Gothard, Mike Hanke, Krista Haywood, Richard Hicks, Courtland Jones, Daniel Jury, Virginia Knust, Michelle Kunzelmann, Joseph Neuburger, Lisa Oaks, Andrew Peralta, Joe & Debbie Perez, Robert & Mary Perez, Tony Perez, Jennifer Platt, Paolo Presta, Marcelo Quinonez, Max & Barbara Ragsdale, Travis Rink, Adam Rotenberg, Joey & Sue Samoy, Jamison Scala, Stacey Shevlin, Larry & Angie Sifuentes, Lorenzo Sifuentes, Joslyn Sifuentes, Kevin Slack, Erik A Smith, Mo Stemen, David Trudell, Frank Vanore, Brooke Wiegman, and Ryan Young.
Special Thanks for the TACOathon!
Rob Gokee, Diane Beck, Krista Vanore, Vianessa Castanos, Jamie Fishback, Alicia Ying, Robb Padgett, Sheila Daley, Heath Vinyard, and Laurie Records.
And, last but certainly not least, everyone who took part in reposting Tweets, Facebook messages, spreading the word, and morally supporting the project.