Dear Friend, In 15 years of teaching young
filmmakers, I have never done what I am about to do. I am
forwarding the following to you in the hope that you will read it
and consider becoming an investor in this film project.
have decided to pass this on to friends and associates because Rick
Chavez, a former student of mine at the College of Santa Fe is one
of the most compelling and developed young artists I've had the
pleasure of working with and he should be able to make his films
-- it really is as simple as that.
I will be kicking in
some money and I hope you or someone you know will also decide to
take a leap of faith and support Rick in this endeavor. If
you aren't able to contribute -- believe me, I know times are
tight -- but find the script, the idea or simply Rick's ingenuity
compelling (or if you'd like to be a film producer) please forward
this to someone who might be able to help him in some way.
I have begun a wild overwhelming project. I have
written, and am in the middle of producing, a feature length
film. Many of the pieces are in place. I have a small crew, and
some good equipment on loan. I have nearly all the locations and
about half of the cast. I plan to start shooting in about a month
and things are slowly but surely falling into place.
is one area that I feel I'm a bit behind in. The budget. The time
has come to get serious about raising money. SO I turn to you: my
trusted, loyal, rock-solid amigos for a favor.
Attached is a
copy of my project summery. It gives a brief description of the
project as well as information on investing. It would really help
me out if you could send this to anyone you think may be
interested. I know that this sounds like a long shot but it does
actually work. I have already received a small donation from a total
stranger due to someone passing this along. And for the small
minority of you that are not completely indigent consider the
proposal yourself. Everything helps no matter how small.