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This project was successfully funded on May 13, 2012.
Good morning from Appalachia
The long drive from New England to West Virginia on Wednesday was well worth it when you have the chance to wake up to a view like this!
We wanted to thank you again for your support and let you know we're in the home stretch with only 40 hours remaining!
Thanks to the generosity of many we have a surplus of rewards left! We are now offering the "October Sky" DVDs (autographed by screenwriter, Homer Hickam) for $50 instead of $75.
This is what you get for $50: DVD of "October Sky" signed by Homer Hickam + Mp3 version of the HOLLOW soundtrack + advance access to the interactive site (still in development) + a warmfelt thank you on our website and credits + a digital still from the film
We also wanted to share a recent blog post by Laurie Stone (blogger of Pride of West Virginia). The post is an interesting look at her father's life--from his roots in a McComas, WV coal camp, to his accomplishments and dreams. She also related "Hollow" to her dad's connection to West Virginia.
"Dad wanted to return to West Virginia and live in his beloved hills – but there was something more – I don’t know what it was – but I know he felt the need to give something else back to the area. He held a deep respect for those trying to give back to the people he left behind.
If dad was still around and knew about Elaine McMillion and her project Hollow, a documentary now in production, one that is an uplifting and motivating portrait of the people my dad dearly loved, he would be right in the middle of it. Dad would be calling his alumni buddies, emailing everyone he knew to let them know about this young girl from Logan county who is putting her soul into giving hope and inspiration back to her community."
Have a great day! And please help us spread the word about "Hollow" in these remaining hours!
Elaine and the "Hollow" team