Back from the festival
Hello everyone. I just got back to Scotland after an amazing few days at the Redhead Days Festival in The Netherlands. The screening on Friday was great, and I shot about 10 hours of new material. I'm taking a few days off before I start looking at it, but I'm really happy with how everything went and I'm very excited about how the film is going to end. I don't want to say too much about the Festival because I don't want to ruin the film, but I can say that we set a world record for the most redheads in one place when we took the big photo on Sunday. (I'll try to post some video in the next week or two.)
In the meantime, after a week we've raised 20% of our goal, and I'm very grateful for all of the support. Please don't forget to tell your friends about what we are doing.
In closing, I wanted to share a message from Bart Rouwenhorst, the founder and director of the Redhead Days:
"Our screening of the short version of the movie "Being Ginger" was the perfect way to kickoff this year's festival. It was so painfully personal, so honest and open, that the audience of redheads and organizers were touched and moved. It changed the atmosphere and everybody opened up and afterwards people started talking. I mean, really talking, not just telling stories, but talking about what moved them. Scott's courage set an example, which inspired the group of several hundred people to reveal their vulnerable side. It connected the audience. Scott was correct when he said this isn't just a film for redheads. The entire audience, of several hundred people, both redhead and not, were touched. I myself am blonde, and I was very moved.
I really really hope that the movie can be finished before next year's Redhead Days Festival, and I am dreaming of an enormous open air screening on the main market in Breda where thousands of people will be able to experience the movie together.
And from watching Scott this weekend I somehow sense that the movie will have a happy ending. :)
I really hope Scott will be able to finish his film!"
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Maybe you are the woman I'm looking for. Maybe you can't get enough ginge. Well, for a $1,000 donation (plus transportation costs), I will come to you, anywhere in the world, for a date. Whether or not I bring my camera as well is up to you.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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Yes, that's a hefty bit of cash, but maybe this page will makes its way to Conan O'Brien, or Shaun White, or some other redhead who really wants to see this film made. For $5,000 you will receive my eternal thanks, plus, you'll become an executive producer. We'll come to you for more feedback, your name will be added to all of the posters, and you'll get two tickets to our world premiere (or local premiere, your choice). (Hotel and airfare not included).Estimated delivery: Jan 2013