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"Good Ol' Freda" is the untold story of Freda Kelly, the Beatles' trusted secretary and friend throughout their rise to fame.
"Good Ol' Freda" is the untold story of Freda Kelly, the Beatles' trusted secretary and friend throughout their rise to fame.
660 backers pledged $58,000 to help bring this project to life.

Lots of good news!

Hello to all our Kickstarter Backers,

We have lots of good news for you in this update! The biggest news is Magnolia Pictures acquired the North American rights to Good Ol' Freda and they plan to release the film later this year. In his announcement, Magnolia President Eamonn Bowles said "Freda Kelly is a truly remarkable woman and 'Good Ol' Freda' is a treasure trove and delight for fans of The Beatles, from casual to die-hard. Ryan White has done us all a great service in telling her story."

We will keep you posted about the details of the exact release schedule once we know it. And don't worry: Our Kickstarter backers will still be the first people to receive the DVD when it's released. We will not forget you!!!

Good Ol' Freda had its world premiere at South x Southwest on March 9 and received standing ovations from audiences after our screenings there. It has screened to standing-room only audiences at film festivals in Atlanta, Dallas, Durham NC, Cleveland, and Nashville including a sold-out crowd of 1,000 in Durham. One of our biggest thrills was receiving the Roxanne T. Mueller Audience Choice Award for Best Film at the Cleveland International Film Festival out of 350+ films!

We're headed to Boston, Toronto, San Francisco, Vancouver, Nantucket, Maryland, and Tel Aviv over the next several weeks and hope to see you along the way. Be sure to check and the Good Ol’ Freda Facebook page for updates, and please join our newsletter!

All the best,

The Good Ol' Freda team

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    1. Creator Wayne Parham on April 25, 2013

      Kathy, Charlottesville has an annual film festival that is on the larger side for central Virginia! It runs through the University and most of the important stuff shows at the Paramount theater. You would be best contacting the theater and they will put you in the right direction. Try their web site, I believe it is Great Work! I can not wait to see it!

    2. Creator Tripod Media on April 24, 2013

      The top picture was taken during the Q&A session after Good Ol' Freda screened at the Cedar Lee Historic Theatre at the Cleveland International Film Festival. That's Lauren Onkey, Ph.D., VP of Education at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Freda Kelly and Director Ryan White.

      The bottom picture was taken at the world premiere of Good Ol' Freda on March 9 at the South x Southwest Film Festival. Left to right are Editor/Co-Producer Helen Kearns, Producer Kathy McCabe, Freda Kelly, Director Ryan White, Co-Producer Peggy McCabe, Cinematographer Austin Hargrave, and Producer/Publicist Jessica Lawson. It was a wonderful night!