Film Fundraising Client Feature — New Media International
I’ve just agreed to consult with Sean Ramsay of New Media International, the producer of Victory Day. Victory Day is a feature narrative that tells the story of photojournalist Sam Cassels, who finds himself involved embroiled in a tangled web in Russia that involves sex-traffickers, criminals, and oligarchs. Shot in Russia, the Czech Republic, and Australia, Victory Day won the “Best Political Film” award at the 2009 Action on Film Festival.
I’ll be working with Sean to write a fundraising plan to raise up to $100,000 for a 5-city theatrical premiere for the film.
Drawing from his experience as a Reuters photojournalist and war correspondent with over a decade based in the former Soviet Union, Sean wrote the story for Victory Day. It is an expression of the emotional truth of a journalist who wants to change the world. In finding that his proffession is incapable of doing of it, the character is driven to do it by direct war. Sean plays the lead role as firebrand journalist Sam Cassels.
As part of its 5-city premiere, Victory Day will be screening in San Francisco in the late fall of 2009.