February 21st at the Greenfield Pub come and support feature film Me, My Mom, and A Whistle. Enjoy original acoustic music featuring Tall Trees that were just at last years folk festival. Raffles, cake auction and more! 10$ at the door!
Me, my Mom & a Whistle's second fundraiser is Friday, Nov 27th at The Cajun Attic (349 Dahousie St, Ottawa)after 9pm. Advance tickets are only $5!! NOTE: only the advance sales go towards the film, the door goes to the bar! So find me or Lisa and buy in advance.
The fantabulous Pat Patenaude will be performing again with his mix of Celtic/ Irish inspired drinking songs. He was a crowd fave at the last fundraiser as our closing act.
The last fundraiser at Busters Bar & Grill on Carling raised about $1500, and saw some very happy winners, including Corey Bombay who won tickets to a Sens game!
Sponsors of our last fundraiser included Beau's Beer, Absolute Comedy & Morrighan Films. Stay tuned to see who sponsors this one.
Dwayne Desveaux and his beautiful lady Jodi won tickets to Absolute Comedy!!
Future fundraisers are on the go for the new year!!
We're having a fundraiser to support local independent film! September 22nd, 8pm to closing, @ Busters Bar&Grill, 2525 Carling Ave in Ottawa. Only $10 at the door gets you a live show! Three different bands, from Irish drinking songs to Electronic rock, to hard edged and golden oldies! Plus raffles for Sens tickets, and prize packages from Beau's All Natural beer and Absolute Comedy.
Well, we should be 2 weeks to principal photography, but it looks like it'll be pushed back due to scheduling conflicts. That's ok, gives me more time for fundraising!
We have several wonderful companies on board as corporate sponsors now. They're offering everything from free locations to deep discounts on essential services. They include Beau's All Natural Brewing (http://www.beaus.ca/), Umi Cafe (www.umicafe.org/), the Highlander Pub (www.highlanderpub.ca) and others I'm still waiting for an approved agreement from. Pay these folks back for their generous support of indie film, EAT OR DRINK there! And mention why, show them that film involvement is a great way to build their business.
We're looking at having a couple of fundraising parties; one at a popular sports bar with live music, one at a comedy club! You'll want to go to both of these events, as there'll be prizes and such in the offing.
We're planning much more than just a film; we're doing a behind the scenes mini-doc, a CD of the soundtrack music, and several music videos with the fabulous bands involved in the film. You'll definitely get your money's worth on this DVD.
Now all we need is the last bit of money. We're taking donations (what's beneath your couch cushions is fine) at http://mmw.jithpauldesign.com/, of course, we'll take more than pocket change too. We're not too proud!
Now it's easy to get involved in supporting local film-makers!
Thanks to Jith Paul, we have a quick link to donate to the film Me, my Mom, and a Whistle. http://mmw.jithpauldesign.com/
Now that emerging artists and small independents are competing for the same dwindling pool of government funding monies as Atom Egoyen, Norman Jewison, and David Cronenberg, we've decided to OPT OUT of the traditional funding model.
We're looking for cash donations from people who believe in independent film. While we're hoping to get $20+ per person, we'll take whatever you can find in your couch cushions! I figured that if everyone on the friends lists of the cast & crew donated $20 each, we could make this film, AND PAY EVERYBODY!
If we get enough, we'll reward thhe people who were so kind and supportive with a party & a screening!