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Sorry I didn't get involved sooner, but I have been busy with a new job and with my rambunctious family: Charlotte (9), Lucas (7), and Bridget (5). Anyway, I wanted to share what I posted on FaceBook and GooglePlus:
I had the great pleasure of working with Joseph Alessi and Max Sturm on a production of The Fantasticks. Joe Alessi, as anyone who knows him will tell you, has exceptional motivation, intelligence, and integrity. I had long talks with him about the show and other topics; his insight and maturity made me forget I was talking to an 18 year old. Not only did Joe direct the show, but he also produced it, organizing teams of volunteers for everything from lighting and sound to all of the legal and business aspects of putting on a professional theatrical production. Max Sturm likewise is driven, smart, and talented. He joined the production near the end to help Joe direct the final rehearsals; Max reassured the nervous actors with his consummate professionalism.
Joe and Max bound to succeed, whether with this movie or with future ventures. They also are two of the nicest guys I know. They deserve your support.
Congratulations on reaching and exceeding your goal. Thrilled to be able to contribute & will continue to spread the word about your film. Can't wait to see it! Best Wishes..
I am proud to be a backer and absolutely thrilled for you!!! You have worked so hard for this. Cannot wait to see the final project!!!
Ann Wall Frank
BRAVI to all involved in this project. We look forward to seeing the final product!
The arts were such a significant and unforgettable part of my experience as a student in public school, so I am very excited to make my first Kickstarter pledge towards this project. Best of luck to you!
Very proud of you Max - pushing this - know you will make it.
Jim, you humble us even further. Thank you for such a generous financial and spiritual donation.
I'm 62, not working, and can't afford to support this project, but I'd be devastated to learn that this project failed so close to its target - so I'm pledging $50 anyway. Can't wait to see the finished DVD.
Have you guys contacted all the fifth grade parents? When I forwarded the clip to one, she had not known of its existence.
Max, I held you when you were born, I,ve watched you grow into a wonderful young man.
I could not be more proud of you. Good luck with Opera Kids and your future projects.
Good luck Max and Joe!
- Amina, Ernani and Sarah Sadural
All the best folks!!!