After an awesome consultation with our film’s Fiscal Sponsor (From the Heart Productions), it is time to reinvent how we are going to go about raising our funding. “Reinvent” is defined as – to makeover; improve; make completely new; to give a fresh face to; and to change the appearance of something to make it … More “REINVENT”
Cathy and I had a great lesson today. I had a few weeks off the ice and it was nice. But back to hard training and getting this program going. Today she (sneakily) added a few more steps. Each move – needs a transition move added and those are (for me) at times, not so … More FIGURE SKATING JANUARY 26, 2022
“I have to keep reminding myself that time isn’t to be measured. It is to be lived.” I have had to take a few weeks off from Summer Ray, due to the busyness of life! So much so, I was freaking out that I wouldn’t have time to get back to the project. But here … More FILLED WITH PURPOSE!
Our next step with the project is to do a, “proof of concept,” video. It is defined as: “A proof of concept short film demonstrates to potential producers the viability of your film idea. They should showcase the main ideas, tone and themes of your feature film version, as well as giving you an opportunity to … More PROOF OF CONCEPT!
Happy New Year! I am so looking forward to all that is happening this year in 2022! Not only is production in sight, so is distribution for either 2023 or 2024. We have turned the corner from the past of development…finally. Mind you, it took over twelve years as we start our thirteenth year next … More SUMMER RAY’S MISSION!
Then Jesus said to them again, “Peace to you; as the Father has sent Me, I also send you (as My representatives).” John 20:21 Although Summer Ray is not a “Christian” film, it is a faith based film. MISSION STATEMENT Our purpose for Summer Ray is to Light the World. It is our goal to help … More BE TRUE TO YOUR STORY!
With the first snowfall in Gettysburg, of course, I had to get to Big Round Top. Wow! Summer Ray started here, going on thirteen years on February 09, 2009. I even slipped and fell down again. Thankfully, I didn’t get hurt this time and cut my hand open. But it was kind of nostalgic. Totally … More PRODUCTION IN SIGHT!
New Year’s Resolution… Ha!!! I don’t think I have ever been faithful in what ever it was I was resoluting (okay not a word). But I do believe we need to set goals realistically. For the film, my goal in 2022 is to start production with the train scene in November. Another goal is to … More AS WE START PRODUCTION IN 2022!
Great practice. Cathy and I are working on new moves for the program – attitude spins, more jumps and piecing it together. Creating a continual flow is not easy on blades. We are looking at skating dresses for the program and that is the fun part. The emotional attachment must be present with the music, … More FIGURE SKATING 12/23/2021
As incredibly hard as 2021 was, still some amazing things happened. After eight, maybe nine long years of working on the script, it was finally nominated. So, that made my 2021 much better. Now that we are going into 2022, my goal is to start production, finish the skating program and promote the book series … More LET’S ALWAYS STAY HUMBLE & KIND!
Let’s talk about the “re’s.” Rebranding, relaunch, reinvent, refresh, remodel, rework, reboot, reissue…I could go on and on. Rebrand is defined as, “change the corporate image of; modify, change, revamp.” Revamp is defined as “give new and improved form, structure, or appearance to.” This also applies to me as the author of the story, screenplay … More FIND THE HOOK/CREATE THE BUZZ!