December 2, 2013
A big thank You to all of you who have contributed so far to The Red Suitcase indiegogo campaign!
Well we’re 2 weeks into our campaign and so many people have chipped in to spread the word. So far, 5 articles have been written about us with more on the way.
Barbara Torris wrote an inspiring piece about the film and how there really is a dearth of films out there about issues and life which reflects her reality:
“I did one of those Google searches this morning using the words movies about older people and every movie that came up starred men like Clint Eastwood. Surprisingly, when I added the word women the search engine came up with older women/younger man relationship movies…all those icky cougar stories. Then I tried movies about retirement and hit the motherload. Evidently the movie industry is all about that subject and always has been. But movies about older mothers in trouble and a daughter finding a way to move on with their lives? Probably not many.
So now WE have a chance to help a movie get produced. This one is worth our attention.”
Dorothy Sander echoed much of the same sentiment in her popular blog, Aging Abundantly:
“…Good films have gone the way of manual typewriters. Indie filmmakers continue to make every effort to bring their art and meaningful productions to viewers of all ages and interests, but as is often the fate of creatives, they struggle financially. These are important films, but most will probably never see the light of day because the funds run out before they can be completed. The Red Suitcase is one such film…spread the word and show your support.”
Eileen Williams of Feisty Side of Fifty interviewed us on her radio show as well as wrote a wonderful article about The Red Suitcase:
“…The story weaves unexpected revelations, humorous adventures, and colorful characters together to create a tale that’s dramatic, funny, and heart-breakingly honest”… “If you, like me, are aching to see our own faces reflected back to us, this is one way we can take action. As they write in the movie reviews, this film is a “slice of life.” But this time that life reflects our own.”
“I applaud Dana for embarking on such a grand endeavor to bring the depth of her story for everyone to enjoy and reflect upon. For now, take my advice and check out Dana White’s new film.”
And finally, from a wonderful piece from the blog Boomer Grandparents:
“It’s never too late to start over, and that’s what a fellow Boomer did, and is now the subject of her Writer/Producer daughter Dana White, and Director son-in-law Chris’s planned feature film, The Red Suitcase which will star Broadway Actress Kathleen Chalfant…(Dana is quoted as saying) “My film is an attempt to both entertain (there are heaps of laughs and adventures in this film by the way), and to illuminate what I feel is a dark corner of America, where a large amount of people struggle, disposable and forgotten. I want to shine a light on that to people, and do it in a way that they’ll enjoy.” Dana White
And last but certainly not least, a big time supporter among our Boomer Women heroes is the amazing photographer, Robbie Kaye @BeautyofWisdom , who has been relentless on spreading the word for us on Twitter with her thousands of followers. Thank you Robbie! We are proud to announce that her new book Beauty and Wisdom has just been released on Amazon. You can also get it as a gift with a contribution to our film.
Keep spreading the word people.
All for now, we’ll keep you posted!
Dana and Chris