Happy 2016!

I’m feeling good in my bones, y’all. With each passing week my life gets busier, but I know in my gut that I’m cruising down the path of my dreams. I know what lies ahead is a tremendous challenge, one that I can only imagine the size of at this point. As I put one foot in front of the other, I know I’m on my way.

Not to say things aren’t scary as hell. This Thursday (tomorrow!) we launch our development funds crowdfunding campaign for Electric Bleau on Seed&Spark. We need to raise $28,500 to get us on our way to the bigger next steps. That’s an ambitious number, and that fact certainly isn’t lost on me. We’ve been working for weeks to make this a fun process, so hopefully it will at least be interesting… and of course successful! Also, if you wanted a sneak peek at our campaign, there might just be a soft launch link in this week’s post from Seed&Spark. 🙂 If you’ve supported us in the past you will also have an email today with everything you need to know (if you have gmail, it will prob land in your promotions tab b/c it was made in MailChimp). If you’d like to receive emails, then join in here. We aim to make everyone proud. As most of you know our ultimate goal is to find funding for 1.8 million, but that larger component will be done through private partnerships. UPDATE: The campaign is now live: bit.ly/electricbleaufilm

This week we also wrapped production on Within Grasp, a short film that I was invited to write and direct by the Atlanta Film Festival, which will play for a year starting in April in the Atlanta Airport International Terminal. Be sure to swing by to see all of the artist’s work next time you are there, as I was part of a collective asked to participate in this.

For those of you who helped us make The New Orleans Sazerac, be on the lookout for an invitation to the Atlanta and Birmingham private screenings this week! Those will be a lot of fun, and we can’t wait to hug your neck in person. These events are meant to celebrate those who made the film possible. James should start hearing back from festivals in February, but in the meantime he’s already gotten two acceptances from the Oxford Film Festival and the Chattanooga Film Festival! We can’t wait to enjoy the life of this project.

I think 2016 is going to be a positive year. I fully expect that obstacles will come our way, and that there will be sad times. However, I’m ready to charge head-first into the chaos and make the best out of these opportunities… with a big fat grin on my face in the process.

Lastly, if you haven’t had the chance to like our Electric Bleau Facebook page, please consider it! That’s a very helpful way for us to start showing that we have an audience. I’ll give you guys another update next week.