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Help fund a documentary about Falcon Studios' Chuck Holmes, the gay porn mogul who helped fund the gay rights movement.
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We're coming to San Francisco! Frameline 39

Block your calendars out for the night of June 21st — when Seed Money premieres at San Francisco's massive Castro Theater! We're beyond thrilled to be part of San Francisco's Frameline Festival — the largest and longest running LGBT film festival in the world. We've been working toward this for for the past five years, and it's very exciting to be able to bring the story of Chuck back to the San Francisco. 

We want to make this a huge turn out, and are working on a number of special guest stars for the evening.  In the meantime, please feel free to share the good news, which we've posted on the Seed Money Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/ChuckHolmesDoc/posts/819904238092484

More good news to come, and thanks for your continued support.

Mike

New Screenings Announced!

The Boston premiere went incredibly well, and we're pleased to be able to announce several new screenings in the next month:

Q Fest St. Louis (St. Louis, MO, April 29)

Torino GLFF (Torino, Italy, May 3)

FilmOut San Diego (San Diego, CA, May 30)

We'll announce even more screenings in the next few weeks. Thanks to all of you who made this happen, and who helped tell Chuck Holmes's story, and make sure he's included in gay history. 

In the meantime, be sure to check out some of the latest press:

Must See: Seed Money:The Chuck Holmes Story (Out Magazine)

Seed Money: Capturing A Pivotal History in Gay Porn (Film International)

LGBT Festival Highlights (Boston Magazine)

New Documentary About Pornographer Who Gave Gays Their Pride (World of Wonder)

And, of course, if you haven't already like us on Facebook to get up to the minute updates on screenings near you.

Boston Premiere Tonight!

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It's only a few hours from the premiere of Seed Money at the Boston LGBT Film Festival! While it's very exciting, I want to let everyone know that it's just a preview of what's to come. While Boston is our official premiere, we've always expected that our San Francisco screening, in Chuck's adopted home town, with friends and family, would be our big event. How could it not be?

But we can't always announce screenings until festivals do, so for the time being you'll have to trust that we've got a big year planned, with screenings nationally and internationally. Right now, we can only announce two — Boston and St. Louis (info below). 

Finally, I apologize for not being more on the ball with letting people know about Boston. I literally got the film finished this past Wednesday, and promptly got on a plane. 

Boston Premiere, April 10

http://www.bostonlgbtfilmfest.net/2015-festival/films/documentary-features/seed-money-chuck-holmes-story/

St. Louis Premiere, April 22

https://www.landmarktheatres.com/Booking/tivoli-theatre/1253839

More good news soon, and can't wait to see some of you tonight!

Mike

The Seed Money Premiere!

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We're thrilled to announce that after several years of work, we're finally able to bring Chuck's story to the screen. We've been lining up festival premieres for the spring and summer, and while many are still under embargo (until the festivals themselves announce), we're can announce that we'll be debuting 31st Annual Boston LGBT Film Festival on April 10th, with our European premiere to follow soon after more on that later, and our big SF premiere in a few months. 

We can't thank you enough for all the support — financial and emotional — you've given us over the years. Several of the backers on this project have since become friends; others provided information or historic assets. Heck, we even found Chuck's high school girlfriend in the process. 

I'll have more information in the coming months, in the meantime you can get more information about the upcoming screenings here, and we look forward to seeing you!

Great News!

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Tomorrow will be three years to the day since we funded the Chuck Holmes documentary, and after several production runs, several more fundraising runs, a deskful of credit cards and a heck of a lot of digging in archives later, I'm thrilled to say we have a cut. We've begun submitting to festivals and grants, with a plan for a 2015 festival run. 

We still have a lot of work to do — music and news footage rights clearances, graphics and credits, a final round of editing before we have a final lock, but I'm incredibly pleased with how far we've come, and incredibly thankful about all of you who have supported this project in various ways. Over the next few months, we'll be uploading clips from the movie and — eventually, a premiere date. 

To hold you over, I'm attaching shot of Chuck from an OUT Magazine profile from 1996.

For more frequent updates, click over to our Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/ChuckHolmesDoc

Mike