Two years ago I realised that it wasn’t enough to run an annual event for screenwriters, we needed to be active participants in GETTING SCRIPTS PRODUCED. And so 50 Kisses was born. The agenda was simple.
- Get writers into action by writing, giving and getting feedback and getting their work produced.
- Get filmmakers collaborating with writers, forming long term relationships.
- Platform the talent of everyone involved in whatever way we could.
If you have been following the project, you will know that all of these goals have already been achieved – Hollywood deals have been made, low budget features are in prep, writers are in new relationships with producers, writers and film makers are looking at their glasses as being more than half full now. It’s extraordinary. But I still want to achieve even more for everyone involved.
I cannot tell you how proud I am of the team who shepherded the project, through highs and very tough lows. And how proud I am of the thousand plus screenwriters who wrote a script, and of the 130 filmmakers (along with their cast and crews) who made films, each one a small miracle.
Collectively, we have done something AMAZING!
As one writing and filmmaking friend Kristi Barnett commented on Facebook, ‘This is a unique, unprecedented way to get a film made and best of all it utilizes the talent of up and coming screenwriters and filmmakers.’
As film journalist Dominic Welles commented in his review… ‘it’s like Love Actually, only much more real and affecting… I was blown away’
And so filmmakers, writers, cast and crew, your friends, your family… I invite you to attend the red carpet premiere this Thursday, to celebrate in style… and finally, to be witness to ONE FINAL EXTRAORDINARY REVELATION for 50 Kisses. I will announce this on stage before the film plays. It’s a BIG deal for everyone involved. A REALLY BIG deal.
Finally, 50 Kisses has taken us all on a journey. Many have fallen by the wayside, the marathon being just too long and arduous. Some have remained at our side for every step, often helping us carry and drag others to finish line.
I salute you all. Success lies in taking action. MASSIVE ACTION CREATES MASSIVE SUCCESS. And 50 Kisses is the result of MASSIVE action from an incredible community of emerging talent.
So once more, I invite you come along and be a part of history of February 13th.
Get tickets here… http://www.50kissesfilm.com/premiere/
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Onwards and upwards!