So, I started From the Heart Productions “Intentional Filmmaking” class. (www.fromtheheartproductions.com). When you are taught by experts, you listen, and then you act. One of the biggest things that jumped out at me was making this website better. Plus, due to having damaged vocal cords, my pitch was the worst. I think there are a lot of people out in the world who have disabilities, who think they cannot achieve a dream because of it. I just have to figure out a better way to pitch and for me, it’s using visuals, having a few characters present and having help speaking. I can also use American Sign Language that helps me talk. This is how the leading lady, Summer has to speak after her accident. Due to her injured brain, she has Traumatic Brain Injury and sign language helps. At times she can’t quite get the right words out, but when she signs and speaks, she is able to.
Soon, I am going to have the books in audio, and I will add more videos in sign language. I do have our promo trailer in sign, and the with words as well for our Deaf community. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lK4vWT9jvvk. I try to study American Sign Language everyday. Just to gain my skills back (I used to be an interpreter). The theaters where the film is released, will also have open captions.
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Our purpose for Summer Ray is to Light the World.
It is our goal to help bring people out of the pits of despair and darkness,
by giving them the messages of hope that are intertwined throughout the story.
•To bring authentic, wholesome faith-based books and films to the world; by promoting truth, love and humanitarianism.
•To effectively expose the “unfruitful works of darkness” by shining the light of the gospel courageously, boldly and without denominational religion.
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