Friday, July 20, 2012

Announcement Has Been Rescheduled

We promised you an announcement today, but in light of recent events we've decided to wait. Out of respect for the families and communities who have suffered tragic losses this week, we will share the news at a more appropriate time.

Earlier this week the Montagnard community in North Carolina suffered the loss of two children in a drowning accident. Services will be held this weekend. The family suffering such an untimely loss has been a loyal supporter of our efforts for years. My thoughts and prayers are with them during this incredibly tough time.

H'Katherine R'Com (via WRAL)
Last night a tragic event occurred in Colorado at a midnight screening of The Dark Knight. A gunman entered the theatre through an emergency exit door, shooting and killing 12 people and wounding another fifty people. My thoughts and prayers are with the community in Colorado.

(via LA Times)
These untimely and senseless deaths have left me deeply shaken. I'm so sad for these families, and will keep them in my thoughts in prayers. In the meantime, I plan on spending time with my own loved ones; simply thankful I get to spend more time with them.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Very Sad News

Monday evening, I got an email from Lap, one of the folks who's helped me a lot with this film. He told me about the deaths of two young children here in North Carolina.

Later that evening, I saw it on the news. (WRAL: Two children drown in Neuse RiverOne of those children is the daughter of Vien, a man whom I interviewed for this film. 

Vien, his wife, and his two girls have been so supportive while we've worked on this project over the years. They came to so many of the private screenings, patiently talking with me about how to make it a better film. They were so kind to bring food each time, too. While I didn't get to know the girls very well, I enjoyed every interaction I have had with them. 

Their youngest daughter, Katherine, passed away on Monday. Earlier this week, Surry and I visited with Vien and his family to offer condolences. 

I want to be considerate of these families who have suffered such tragic losses this week. I'm so sad. Please know that my heart is with you. 

Screening Announcement Coming Soon

Hey folks! We have some exciting news on the way. Stay tuned, as we'll make an announcement this Friday at noon about the next screening of Abandoned Allies! Here's a hint. :)