Catch up on what you have missed!
MONDAY FEB 6th at FYLWHEEL’s new location at Center for Design Innovation near Salem College over forty donors attended a party to celebrate the completion of our “Rough Cut Riders” fundraising campaign.
Attendees were wined and dined, got to see Greg Taylor – Ghost, and see two new clips featuring Yolanda Thomas, the sister of Jacquetta, the woman Greg was wrongfully convicted of murdering. You can see the clips here.
a/perture cinema is a great venue for us, especially petite 3. What a better way to spend a weekday afternoon that watching a work-in-progress screening of our doc! Which is exactly what we did on Ground Hogs Day. Our audience included a group of School of the Arts screen writing students. And an incredible group of, we are sure, new advocates for the film! Our WIPs always have time for questions – and we frequently find a watering hole nearby to relax in afterwards.
What a turn out!
Not everyone can take a weekday afternoon off to attend a screening. On January 5th we held a Work-in-progress screening at the Hanesbrands Theatre in Winston. We received some great feedback about the film and some excellent constructive (the best kind) criticism.
The Q&A with Greg Taylor and Chris Mumma was awesome. And it was incredible to have so much of Greg’s family in the room. It was the first time we have been able to screen the film for them.
COMPLETED! Dec 8th,2016 at A/PERTURE CINEMA. WOW! We had a great time at the first “Work-in Progress” screening for the feature film in a REAL theater. Thanks so much to Lawren Desai, owner of aperture, for supporting local filmmakers. We were so happy with the turnout for this midday event. Viewers had enthusiastic and constructive comments. The follow-up texts, emails, and donations are deeply appreciated. We also appreciated the special service we got at Hutch & Harris for the lunch before the film and also at Jeffrey Adams for the bar service for our post-event discussion. It was a great day for us!
COMPLETED EVENT:MONDAY NOVEMBER 28, 2016 6-8pm “GREG TAYLOR – GHOST” Screening plus “IN PURSUIT OF JUSTICE” UPDATE / FILM CLIPS The brand new “CREATIVE COMMUNITY LAB”- part of the Keenan Institute for the Arts at UNC School of the Arts – & Sunny Townes Stewart were generous hosts for this intimate gathering of people interested in seeing footage from our bigger film project. We had great conversations with several people NEW to the project – always a plus to add new folks to the list of our supporters. We appreciated the support from donations and the warmth of hugs. We always enjoy seeing people be moved to tears by our doc short Greg Taylor- GHOST – an emotional piece we pulled from the bigger film and had success with in 6 film festivals.
COMPLETED: MONDAY Nov 14, 2016 “GREG TAYLOR – GHOST” was screened at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Winston Salem plus we did an “IN PURSUIT OF JUSTICE” UPDATE that included a 10-minute trailer from the feature length film. We all got to hear new original music composed by Evan Richey of Ovation Sound with this version of the trailer. Evan is one of the reasons we are fundraising; he hopes to score the film. Thank you to the UUFWS for the use of their facility. Thank you also to Janet Joyner – a local activist on many issues – who shared why she has been moved to support this film.
COMPLETED: FIRST WAVE Campaign Wrap-up Party Held Thurs / Nov 3, 2016 at West End Coffeehouse A gorgeous evening, music on the patio, 35 attendees (16 new to the project – exciting!), more generous contributions made – an overall wonderful night for us chatting with people on the documentary’s status. We showed off our new banner, posters, and postcards. We already had 2 full posters listing FIRST WAVE Supporters to share with people. Many thanks to all who came,questioned,supported, & enjoyed themselves! Special thanks to owners Dana and Jim Moody for being our hosts and contributing their space to our project. It was a great night.
“IN PURSUIT OF JUSTICE” Media Launch Was a Big Success!
COMPLETED: Wed / Oct 19,2016 was a “Drop – In Event” at “Coffee Park ART” at Rhodes Ctr for the Arts. 60 guests dropped by! Coffee Park Art staff and owner Tommy Priest were wonderful hosts. We showed off our new marketing media. Folks got to meet Kristie Staton/Creative Force – the graphic designer for our multiple print materials and our new website. Mitch Termotto and Scott Dahlin of Express Graphics generously provided support by printing our new posters while also becoming FIRST WAVE supporters by making a direct donation to the project. Thank you to everyone who attended. FIRST WAVE Supporters can be found scrolling on our Home page.
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