Donate: Inspire Women to "REACH OUT FOR HELP"

I REMEMBER NICOLE: Domestic Violence Anthem Song/Music Video A Project of Other Projects


Since the tragic and unresolved murder of Nicole Brown Simpson in 1994, her name has become a metaphor for domestic violence.

Filmmakers Renee Sotile & Mary Jo Godges are raising funds for the song recording and production of a music video, I REMEMBER NICOLE, to serve as an anthem - a theme-song for a movement to stop domestic violence.

Singing I REMEMBER NICOLE will be the beautiful voices of HOLLIE CAVANAGH from American Idol, Top 4, Season 11 -

and MELODYE PERRY! MELODYE shared the stage with big names including Michael Jackson, The Eurythimics, and U2. Her Mom EDNA WRIGHT and Aunt DARLENE LOVE are featured in the film 20 FEET FROM STARDOM.

Renee & Mary Jo met with Nicole's sister DENISE BROWN who shared stories of Nicole, her desire for her sister to be remembered, and for her senseless murder to encourage battered women to seek help. I REMEMBER NICOLE came out of that meeting.


I will free myself, Believe in Myself
I will keep myself Safe and Whole
I will love myself, Reach out for Help
This is what I know, I Remember Nicole

Now is the time to produce and distribute the song via social media and to partner with advocacy groups.

  • Every 9 seconds in the US a woman is assaulted or beaten.
  • Domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women.

I REMEMBER NICOLE has non-profit status through From the Heart Productions. We can offer a receipt for tax purposes, an advanced digital copy of the song and music video, and your name forever associated with this amazing project.

Please donate now. WITH YOUR HELP WE CAN SAVE LIVES. More than a song, I REMEMBER NICOLE is a theme-song for a movement. It will inspire for years and years to come.

Other ways to help:

- Endorsement: Lend your company name in support.
- Co-sponsorship: Share company resources and in-kind support.
- Outreach / Promotion: Share company outlets, including media and mailings.

"The DAILY SCOOP is honored to be a sponsor and an ambassador to help raise money for this important project." --Annie Lane

The Port of Los Angeles Boys & Girls Club creating lyric signs for music video: Class of teacher/artist Beth Elliott

A little about Renee & Mary Jo:

We are independent documentary filmmakers. The film closest to our hearts is on NASA's first Teacher in Space, Christa McAuliffe who died aboard Space Shuttle Challenger in 1986. We were honored to have Susan Sarandon narrate and Carly Simon write a song for our award-winning documentary, Christa McAuliffe: Reach for the Stars.

Their only request was that the film reach students across the country. Mission Accomplished!

10 years after premiering on CNN, Christa McAuliffe: Reach for the Stars is still relevant. The film screens at science centers, libraries, used as a teaching tool in classrooms, written about in books, and forever a part of history–we will do the same with I REMEMBER NICOLE.

Thank you. Onward & Upward!

Renee Sotile & Mary Jo Godges /

Hope you enjoy a music video we produced and directed "gorilla style" last year.



Music Video Directors: 2-Time Emmy Winner RENEE SOTILE & MARY JO GODGES

Song Writers: PAT & PETE LUBOFF (wrote hits for Patti LaBelle) RENEE SOTILE & MARY JO GODGES

Song Producer: 6-Time Emmy Winner PETER FISH (currently producing for Carly Simon)

Music Video Producer: MARGARITA SWEET

Melodye / Hollie

Renee & Mary Jo

To Whom It May Concern:

From the Heart Productions, Inc. is honored to provide fiscal sponsorship for the song/ film I REMEMBER NICOLE. We carefully select the projects we sponsor, and believe that this project will make a positive contribution to society.

We have been successfully funding since our inception in 1993 under the 501(c )(3) Internal Revenue Code of 1954. We are also classified as a public charity under section 509(a )(2) of the Code. As such, any monetary donations to our Fiscal Sponsorship Program qualify as charitable contributions under the U.S. Tax Code.

Our IRS number is 95 444 5418 and, as a donor, you may use this number on your taxes with the donated amount for a tax deduction.

From the Heart Productions will administer any funds received in support of this project. As fiscal sponsor for this song/ film, we will be closely monitoring its progress. We will contribute advice and feedback where needed on fundraising initiatives, trailers, rough cuts, festival submissions, distribution, and outreach strategies.

Please make check donations payable to From the Heart Productions, and indicate the name of the film on the memo line. Mail your check to:

From The Heart Productions
1455 Mandalay Beach Road
Oxnard, California 93035-2845

If you have any other questions, please contact us at

We are proud to endorse this project and encourage you to support it.

Best Regards,

Carole Dean
From the Heart Productions, Inc.

1455 Mandalay Beach Road
Oxnard, California 93035-2845

$475 Raised
4% towards $10,000 Goal

Supported by 5 Donations:

  • Anne O.
    I Gave $25
    Wonderful filmmakers committed to the movement to stop domestic violence.
  • Suzanne T.
    I Gave $100
    Have a look at a wonderful music video these filmmakers did that will show you what they can do with the Nicole project: