This documentary is happening, believe me. I know lots of you have caught wind of it in the past, probably because I’ve been planning it for more than a year. Time to stop planning and convert it to action! You all knew this would be the next logical step for me right?
I’ve slowly been leaking information out into the streets about my intent to film a cultural fun-fest of everything this blog has led up to. It’s been three years, thousands of you are reading, hundreds are commenting, and some just watch. The information leak led to some interest from people on the other end wishing to participate in some way and I now have a couple choices for videographers since there’s more than one who are interested.
What is it about?
If you know my blog you’d know what it’ll be about! I’ll be in the trenches full time with a video crew behind me, doing what I do. My aim is to capture everything you’ll never see a single foreign female do in Jamaica which could include, but will not be limited to craziness. I intend to dig out locals where you didn’t know you could find them, really “get” people’s stories, pick up some odd jobs, learn how to do things I don’t know how to do, possibly be ridiculed in the process, maybe perform something somewhere, volunteer, and have pure fun while hopefully educating a few. And I definitely intend the spotlight to be on Jamaica the entire time!
Why am I doing this?
I’ve been asking myself this question for three years. As I’ve said before, if I could copyright the phrase “travel to Jamaica” you all KNOW I would! That’s simply the reason, I love the country, the people and the vibes and I want everyone to love it for what it is too. Maybe I’m mentally insane redirecting everything my life used to be for this but it’s what I want to do. I also believe in the awesome power of media and how it can transform lives. You just never know what will be uncovered or discovered – we saw proof of that with Delroy. You’ve seen proof of that with Clifton Brown.
When is this happening?
As soon as humanly possible. I’m fundraising right now – a film cannot be shot on desire alone – and once my goal is reached then it’s on! My fundraising page went online September 27 and it’s slow going but I know it can be done because I have proof! Someone I recently corresponded with did a similar thing (different country) and her goal was $5000 in 45 days. She has amazing fans and blew that $5000 wide open when she hit nearly $7000 by the deadline! Spectacular! I say we put those fans to shame! A girl can dream. CLICK HERE TO CONTRIBUTE!
How am I fundraising?
In case you haven’t seen the links I’ve posted on Twitter and Facebook, or the barcode in my profile images, or right here on the blog in the right sidebar (up top), I will post it for you again in this post. I will also ask you to pass this on, share it, spam it, or just plain old pitch in yourselves. You know it’ll be worth it and you know I’ll follow through – I think three years previous stick-to-it-ivness is proof! CLICK HERE TO CONTRIBUTE!
What’s in it for me?
Nothing except following my passion! The only ones who stand to benefit from it are Jamaica and YOU! Oh, and my little charity of choice. I can’t shamelessly ask for money and not give back, you all know that already. I will pledge a portion of funds raised to an organization that I’m passionate about in Jamaica and will make sure you’re all aware of it when it happens. CLICK HERE TO CONTRIBUTE!
You guys know I adore my fans and try to everything I can do bring it to you! Let’s get this started!