'Not Forgetting Tina' - A Bizarre Twist of True Identity
'Not Forgetting Tina' - A Bizarre Twist of True Identity
Two biologically tied people are separated for 45 years only to reconnect and uncover a bizarre twist of true identity.
Two biologically tied people are separated for 45 years only to reconnect and uncover a bizarre twist of true identity. Read more
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Greetings and thank you for visiting my kickstarter campaign! My name is William DeVogue and as an adopted child growing up I felt a great deal of emptiness surrounding my life. Even though I had parents that provided for me there was loneliness and an overwhelming feeling that I was not in tune to what the world meant that surrounded me. As I grew older my life was consumed with searching for my biological blood but there was also this creative force that was being suppressed. I knew it was present, growing in intensity, but not having the guidance or direction to explore it I couldn’t quite understand it and know how to act upon it or what I was supposed to do with it.
Then in 2009, after spending most of my adult life searching, I found my biological mother. Finding my mother not only solved that piece of the puzzle but it also unlocked a magnitude of expression, creativity and self awareness that had been suppressed for years. It also revealed an interesting twist to my existence that I am still trying to wrap my minds around today and solidify as the last piece of the puzzle.
Filming “Not Forgetting Tina” has been a passion of mine for the past 3 years. I have traversed the bumps in the road and hurdled the obstacles that have risen before me. My goal for writing and filming this movie is to inspire others to never give up with their quest to uncover their past and discover their present. To make awareness that there are alternatives to mothers with addictions to seek recovery and still be able to hold on to their children.
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About the Film
“Not Forgetting Tina” is a very powerful film that will take you back to the gritty times of Tina’s life in Greenwich Village and her struggles with the demons that controlled her life. It will tell the story of heartbreak, defeat, anguish and determination. It will chronicle certain rocky and turbulent events of my life, my search for my biological mother and the circumstances which led to her discovery. The film will also uncover certain events that led me to discover the identity that surrounds the other piece of my biological puzzle.
I would like to thank Bryan Rodrigues, a graphics design Professor at RISD, for helping me transfer my vision into this awesome poster. It will be a limited print, measures 12x18 and printed on heavy 80lb stock paper.
Film Director Rocco Michaluk has been creating award winning documentaries and independent films for over 15 years. His unique ability to capture the unique moments and true essence of individuals, places and things has earned him a very special place in the world of documentary filmmaking. His work has been seen on PBS, ABC, CBS, NBC, Independent Lens, National Geographic, BIO, Good Morning America, The History Channel, E! Entertainment, FOX News and others. He resides in beautiful Newport, RI.
After being born and raised in Danbury Connecticut, Linda ventured to Southern Connecticut State University where she received her degree in Fine Art and Art Education. In 1990 Linda moved to New York City to pursue her passion for art and attended The Art Students League and also worked as an illustrator and fine artist.
Interest in the environment led Linda to a consulting position in a green and sustainable company called Recycled Paper Printing.
In 2007, after spending 17 years in New York City, Linda moved to Rhode Island to expand her education and a more natural environment. She is currently attending UMASS Dartmouth where she is pursing her Masters Degree in Art Education.
Bringing her art and extensive world travel experience into action Linda will be a valuable artistic asset to the creative forming of the film. To view her talents please visit her website at:
Heidi List Murphy
Publicist/ Public Relations
Heidi’s Musical, Theatrical, Directing, Educational, Public Relations and Television Industry experience brings expertise and versatility to The DeVogue Project. Heidi began piano lessons at the age of five when she took a RED crayon to her parents piano and colored in the word, Steinway. She holds a B.F.A. in Music Education as well as a minor in Piano Performance. Heidi graduated from Rollins College with post graduate studies in Business Management from Harvard University.Heidi Founded and was Chief Executive Director of the List Academy of Music and Arts (Newport’s School of Performing Arts from 1992-2007). LAMA, the Non-Profit Organization, benefited approximately eight thousand RI families in its' fifteen year existence. She is now the Principle Owner of List Music. She teaches k-8th grade music at a private Catholic School in Middletown, RI and is adjunct faculty at St. Michael’s Country Day School in Newport, RI. With all of Heidi's devotion to her passion, her most treasured accomplishments are her four amazing children; Haley, Remy, Ani and Aidan, ranging in age from 18 to 4. Heidi says, "These four beautiful children make me want to celebrate music and release positive energy to the entire world for the well being of all souls."
“Not Forgetting Tina” will be a serious film but I decided to have a little fun with the rewards. Since most of the film will be shot in Newport RI I decided to name the packages after certain points of interest that are located in and around Newport.
Where will my contribution be used?
Great question! If I were just going to break out the camcorder and shoot low quality definition then we could do this for a couple bucks. But in order to deliver the highest quality of film we are going to need the best equipment and that will include multiple cameras, lighting, sound, etc. I will also need to feed the crew, cast and the many extras I will need to shoot several scenes. Then there is also the cost of graphics, period clothing, staging certain sets, score consultation and post production. It all adds up but in order to make a mind shattering film, which it will be, then we need to spend the money.
Risks and challenges
As with any film there are many challenges this production faces. That is why we have teamed up with Video & Vision a professional Film & Video Production Company based in Newport, RI with a proven track record for these productions and a successful Rhode Island business for 10+ years.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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