On the evening of Monday October 13th I received an email from Todd Adams, he is the co-host of the wonderful podcast, Zen Parenting Radio, and a recent real-life acquaintance. Todd's email was a call to financial aide for his longtime friend Rick Williams, whose wife of twenty-eight years and the mother of four young children is battling a horrific Brain disorder called Normal pressure hydrocephalus. For more info, please visit www.tinyurl.com/TrishWilliams
I decided to reply, and offer my assistance with creating a video free of charge.
I spoke with Rick on the phone the very next morning, and we decided to shoot a short-documentary the next day. That is not much time for me to plan and produce a video, but the sooner Rick could raise this money, the better chance Trish would have for a full recovery. Wednesday morning while packing my gear before commuting to my day-job, I made the decision to not rest until this video was finished and in Rick’s hands. I then live blogged this day hoping to raise attention for the video and to publicly commit myself to an endurance esq. act of charitable art.
Here is the finished product.
Mind you, I’m still relatively new to filmmaking, I’m 100% self-educated and I conducted this entire project as a one-person crew from start-to-finish; and between the hours of my regular 8-hour work days.
Thank you to everyone who followed, watched, shared and especially those of you who donated.
P.S. Being charitable is not just rewarding and a value to the environment, it is a joy to be a part of. I had such a lovely time with rick, and I honestly have never felt better about myself and what I have to offer to those around me.