We are thrilled to share the news that Martin Landau has expressed enormous appreciation for our work in "Sleeping With The Bear"! He loved how we took our time, really allowed ourselves to invest in the moments and let them breathe. He said the emotional depth and truth of the moments drew him in and kept him there. He also loved the chemistry of the actors on screen. Thank you, Martin Landau!
Veteran director, Lou Antonio, also expressed his appreciation for the work and the engaging, emotional moments that kept him wondering what our main character was going through. He also expressed to The Actors Studio, during a Friday session, how powerful the opening of our film is.
In addition, many members of The Actors Studio have told us they were deeply moved by our film. They have expressed great appreciation for the caliber of the work, often mentioning how simply powerful it is.
We have pleased the Industry's toughest critics! Now, let's get it out there and make a difference! If anyone has Industry professionals they would like to pass a DVD, or a secure online screener to, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will handle those requests immediately. We are grateful to anyone who will pass it on to people who can help us encourage appreciation for differences in our Industry.
Thank you again for helping us make this happen!
All the best!
Cynthia Rose Hall, Christine Grund, Julian Moss, Noam Dromi, Eileen Grubba, Carmen Argenziano and the entire SWTB team.
If you have not received your DVD copy of "Sleeping With The Bear", please make sure to e-mail your correct address to email@example.com. Also, if your DVD was damaged in the mail, please email us that information, and send your address again, so a new DVD can be mailed immediately.
Thank you ALL for your love and support! Our film is getting great reviews.
Hello to all of our amazing supporters and Investors!
We had a very busy year with all the doors we opened! Yeah!!! Thank you for helping us bust through some WALLS in this town! We had a very successful panel at CAA last month, entitled "Redefining DisABILITY in the Media". Thank you Becky Curran! We had a great turn out and exceptional support. Both Eileen Grubba and Noam Dromi were on the panel. Noam's film, "The Dolphin Tale" reached NUMBER ONE at the box office! His movie not only included a Dolphin with a real disability, but also children and adults with disabilities were positively represented and hired for roles in the film. Times, they are a'changin! And WE are changing them! Here's to much more success to Noam Dromi, a fearless advocate on our producing team.
If you recently watched the movie, "The Help", know that you are helping us create the SAME movement, different group, but tackling the same demoralizing issues. Here we are pushing for another movement for acceptance, humanity and equal opportunity for all, regardless of our differences. YOU are helping us write the book!
Thank you for your patience with post production! We did have our challenges this year. Mostly due to editors and very busy schedules. They have to put their higher paying jobs first. However, we are winding it down. Hoping to get the film off to sound design this week, and also to color correction. Once we have a final cut, it will be printed onto DVD's for all of you who requested one. If you have not yet messaged or emailed us to say where you would like your DVD and gifts sent, please do that! Also, let us know what name or names you would like listed in our credits on the website. If you prefer we write "in honor of someone", please let us know that. If you really DO NOT WANT YOUR NAME on the Thank you list, let us know that also. We really want to appreciate ALL who helped, but also want to honor your wishes. THANK YOU to all of you who have already sent in your requests and info. If you want more details, or to message us directly, you can here, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our festival plan is being mapped by our Producers. Our Thank You cards will be designed this week and printed soon. We have two new volunteers to help with printing the cards, and updating the website. We also have a new producer coming on to help with festival submissions. More news coming soon!
We want you to know, you helped us give Eileen the incredible peace of mind of knowing her health insurance was covered for one more year. What an incredible gift to give to a cancer survivor. We're watching her soar. You have helped this team make a difference in this Industry as well as very directly affecting her life. Much gratitude to all of you.
We hope you all had a WONDERFUL THANKSGIVING!!!
The Producers of Sleeping With The Bear.
Christine Grund, Noam Dromi, Julian Moss, Cynthia Rose Hall, Eva Minemar, Gena Acosta and our amazing team.
Tracking our progress:
We are getting letters from around the world from people who have found this film pitch and our Entertainment Industry Movement. We are making a positive impact.
We hit a few snags in Post Production, but we are coming out of it! Life hits, and many have to take their paying gigs first. Totally understandable. Some really wonderful, dedicated people are working on it, and we will get it done! Thank you to Brian Dickett and Joe Taranto for guiding us in. Looks like we WILL make the submission deadline for Sundance.
We are still waiting for many of our Backers to respond and let us know if we can THANK THEM on our website, or post an "IN HONOR OF..." message for them. We also need addresses to send you thank you's and all the treats we promised!
Thank you all again for your continued support. YOU are helping us inspire the most challenged people in our world, and through our industry, we are encouraging acceptance and appreciation for true differences.
The SWTB Production team.
PS... Below you will see a beautiful WARRIOR ANGEL, created by the artist, Irulana. This image was laminated onto a new brace made for Eileen by HANGER PROSTHETICS. Ryan Russell did a fabulous job! This brace looks like a beautiful tattoo, she will wear on red carpets and to Industry events. Onward soldiers!!!
pledged of $10,000 goal
seconds to go
Apr 22, 2011 - May 22, 2011 (30 days)
- First created · 0 backed
- Has not connected Facebook
Pledge $5 or more
A sincere and heartfelt THANK YOU! Plus, your name will be listed as a "SUPPORTER" on our website. Even five dollars may get us into one more festival! :) Plus every person you pass this on to helps us raise awareness.
Pledge $10 or more
Above plus Select PRODUCTION STILLS (name talent are series regulars/recurring characters on multiple primetime shows) emailed with status updates .
Pledge $25 or more
A sincere and heartfelt thank you! Your name will be listed as a "TEAM PLAYER" on our website. Select production stills emailed (name talent are series regulars/recurring characters on many primetime shows). You will also receive a PEWTER GUARDIAN ANGEL charm, and a SIGNED PHOTO postcard of our lead actress.
Pledge $50 or more
A sincere and heartfelt thank you! Your name will be listed as an "ANGEL SUPPORTER" on our website. Emailed Production photos and updates on our journey towards worldwide acceptance of people with challenges. You will also receive a PEWTER GUARDIAN ANGEL charm and a handwritten thank you note, plus a PHOTO SIGNED by both LEAD actors, and a DVD of our film.
Pledge $100 or more
A sincere and heartfelt THANK YOU!!! Your name will be listed as an "ANGEL INVESTOR" on our website. Emailed Production photos and updates on our journey towards worldwide acceptance of people with challenges. You will also receive a PEWTER GUARDIAN ANGEL, plus a SURPRISE gift, and a handwritten thank you note, signed by both actors AND a signed DVD copy of the movie AND invitations to our screenings.
Pledge $250 or more
A sincere and heartfelt THANK YOU!!!! Your name will be listed as an "SUPER ANGEL INVESTOR" on our website. You will also receive a PEWTER GUARDIAN ANGEL charm and a handwritten thank you note. Signed by the lead actors, as well as a signed DVD. Emailed Production photos and updates as we continue the battle worldwide. PLUS limited edition PHOTO STILLS from the shoot AND a SIGNED STARGATE SG1, 8 x 10 photo of Carmen Argenziano (as Jacob Carter/Selmak). You will also be invited to our screenings with an opportunity to meet the leads after.
Pledge $350 or more
0 backers Limited (10 of 10 left)
A Two HOUR acting and career coaching session by Lifetime ACTORS STUDIO members Carmen Argenziano and Eileen Grubba, in person, if you are able to come to the LA area. If not, we will do the coaching by Skype. Plus Emailed Production photos and updates on our journey towards worldwide acceptance of People with differences.
Pledge $500 or more
A sincere and heartfelt THANK YOU!!!! You are REALLY helping us make a difference with this film. Your name will be listed as an "GUARDIAN ANGEL" on our website. You will also receive PEWTER GUARDIAN ANGEL charms and a handwritten thank you note, signed by both actors, as well as a signed DVD, emailed Production photos and updates on our journey. PLUS you will have a special THANK YOU in the CREDITS on the film as well as on the IMDB (Internet Movie Database). You will also be invited to our screenings with the team that made it all happen!
Pledge $1,000 or more
A sincere and heartfelt THANK YOU for helping us make a difference!!!! ANYTHING you want from the above rewards, your name will be listed as an "GUARDIAN ANGEL" on our website. You will also receive several PEWTER GUARDIAN ANGEL charms and a handwritten thank you note, signed by both actors, as well as a signed DVD. PLUS you will receive a special THANK YOU in the credits on the film as well as on the IMDB. You will also be invited to screenings with the team that made it all happen! Plus an Invite for 2 to the FINAL WRAP PARTY and SCREENING with filmmakers and cast.
Pledge $2,000 or more
THANK YOU!!!! You can have ANY of the REWARDS offered above, PLUS "SUPER ANGEL INVESTOR" status on our website AND an INVITE for FOUR to the cast and crew wrap party and our first premiere. Plus, You can come to set of our next production, starting SOON!
Pledge $5,000 or more
THANK YOU!!!! You can have ANY of the REWARDS offered above, PLUS "ARCHANGEL INVESTOR" status on our website, a special Thank you in the FILM CREDITS, and an INVITE for 6 to the cast and crew WRAP PARTY and our first PREMIERE, and all festival screenings, PLUS a CERTAIN KNOWING that YOU are making an enormous DIFFERENCE in the world.
Pledge $5,000 or more
Anonymous Donation. No reward or recognition desired. OK! But we'll ask our Angels to look out for you! And trust us, we have some pretty powerful Angels on our side!
Pledge $10,000 or more
Many Thank you's!!! And ANY REWARD you want above. EXECUTIVE PRODUCER CREDIT on website, on the film credits and on IMDB, (if you want that status), PLUS an invite for you and your friends to a PRIVATE INDUSTRY SCREENING PARTY for Executive Producers, cast, crew and Industry only. This will be a fun adventure! You will have DINNER and DRINKS with the cast and producers. You can have many signed photos of cast and crew, as well as copies of the film. We will honor you as a WARRIOR ANGEL, taking up arms for the betterment of the human race! You will sleep WELL knowing you made a HUGE difference in the lives of many people around the world, especially Eileen and all the people she will inspire when she wins this battle!!!
Pledge $10,000 or more
You will really make a HUGE contribution to the possibilities of this film and the effects it will have on our society! Thank you for helping us WIN a VICTORY for HUMANITY. You choose to BE THE CHANGE you want to see in the world, and you DO NOT want recognition or credit just the knowing that you made a HUGE difference in the lives of many challenged people. We promise we will honor our commitment to keep going and going until people with differences and disabilities are fairly represented in the Media, Entertainment, Film, and Television Industry. We want to give you ROCK STAR status on our website! You ARE an ANGEL.