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The filmmaker features her transgender dad, and seeks out other kids of LGBT parents to show what it's like to grow up a bit different.
A documentary film about an LGBT family in small town America
A documentary film about an LGBT family in small town America
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259 backers pledged $16,215 to help bring this project to life.

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That DVD survey

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Hi everyone! I sent out a survey a couple of weeks ago to people who requested a DVD during our Kickstart campaign way back in 2012. Now, we're finally ready to order those DVDs and ship them out, but I'm sure many of your addresses have changed, and some of you may now prefer an online link instead of a DVD.

Lots of you replied to the survey, but about 50% did not. Please fill that thing out if you'd like me to mail out your DVD of the finished film, now known as 'From This Day Forward.'

We will also be screening theatrically in select cities this spring, and will broadcast on TV nationally on POV, the PBS documentary film strand, on October 10, 2016. Keep up with us on

Thank you again for supporting my story. I'm so proud of the finished film, and excited to share it with all of you soon.

XO, Sharon

Announcing our international premiere at Hot Docs!

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Hey all, I'm happy to announce part deux of our premiere news: Our international premiere will be at the prestigious Hot Docs Canadian International Film Festival in Toronto on April 27th! Our screening times and locations are:

Mon, Apr 27 9:45 PM, Scotiabank Theatre 4

Wed, Apr 29 1:45 PM, TIFF Bell Lightbox 2

Sun, May 3 9:15 PM, TIFF Bell Lightbox 2

You can buy tickets to the screenings though this link, HERE. Many more screenings across the country will be added to our website as film festivals announce their lineups, so please check in with us there, or on Facebook or Twitter:

We are also finalizing the credits TODAY, and I'm including all your lovely names. Thank you again for believing in this project. We are so excited to share the film with the world soon!


Huge news: Announcing our world premiere!


Hi everyone!

It's been awhile since I've updated you, and since no one hates email spam more than me, I'll keep this brief. I have some truly huge and exciting news: From This Day Forward (formerly Project Dad) will have its WORLD PREMIERE at the 2015 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, in Durham, North Carolina! We are so honored to be a part of this year's fantastic lineup. We know that we will be premiering on Friday, April 10th, exact time and theatre info TBA soon.

We have one more big festival announcement that I'll update you all on as soon as I am able. But until then, pop those corks and gear up for a wild spring! And thank you all again for helping to make this film a reality--I am so honored to see all your names in the end credits and count you as the first supporters of this very personal and important film.


Trisha and Marcia at the marsh
Trisha and Marcia at the marsh

Quick Update--Sundance Grant!

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Hi everyone, I hope you're having a fantastic summer so far!

We are hard at work finishing the film this summer, and we're finally nearing the home stretch. I have some very exciting news, for those of you who haven't seen it already on Facebook: we're the proud recipients of a Sundance Documentary Film Program Grant! We are in great company--some of the other recipients are also IFP Documentary Lab Fellows, which is awesome.

If you scan the Sundance press release, you won't see 'Project Dad' listed--we're going by a new title, 'Where The Marsh Meets The Lake.' Still not sure if this will be the final title, but it's something that we're trying on for size.

As we move toward the end of post-production, I just want to give you guys and gals one more heartfelt "thank you" for supporting the project before anyone else did. I truly couldn't have made this film without you. I know that sounds cheesy, but it's absolutely true.

Okay, that's it for now, stay tuned for more news soon!


Announcing Executive Producer Abigail E. Disney!


Dear all,

We are very excited to announce that Abigail E. Disney has come on board as Executive Producer for Project Dad. Ms. Disney brings years of experience to our project -- both as an activist and philanthropist, and as producer of the acclaimed documentary Pray the Devil Back to Hell and the groundbreaking PBS series Women, War & Peace, the most comprehensive global media initiative ever mounted on the role of women in peace and conflict. Along with her husband, Pierre Hauser, Abigail co-founded the Daphne Foundation, which works with low-income communities in the five boroughs of New York City. She also founded Peace is Loud, which amplifies women's voices for peacebuilding using the power of media. Abigail serves as a board member for a number of organizations, including the Global Fund for Women and the Peace Research Endowment. Her work in philanthropy, women’s engagement and leadership, and conflict resolution has been recognized through the Epic Award from the White House Project, the Changing the Landscape for Women Award from the Center for the Advancement of Women, and the prestigious International Advocate for Peace (IAP) Award from the Cardozo Law School’s Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution. We are thrilled to have Ms. Disney as a member of our team.

Ms. Disney's production company, Fork Films, will also be actively involved in presenting Project Dad. A film production company based in New York City dedicated to the development and production of films that move, inspire, and enlighten, Fork Films has incredible experience with distribution and outreach campaigns for documentary film, which we know will help get Project Dad out to the widest audience possible. Over the past four months, we have been hard at work in the editing room, and we've made incredible progress. We anticipate premiering Project Dad at a major film festival in early 2015. We have one last chunk of fundraising to do, in order to cover finishing costs such as animating, sound mixing, color correcting, and music scoring. Can you help us finish Project Dad by making a donation of any size?

Click here to contribute today!

Every little bit will help us raise the final amount we need to finish this project. After four years of working to bring Project Dad to life, we cannot wait to share the final film with all of you, who have supported this project from the very beginning.

Thank you and much love, Sharon