SUMMER RAY - THE REDEMPTION PART I A Project of Feature Films
OH NO! IT IS REMARKABLE; ALIVE; VIBRANT; PHENOMENAL; ORIGINAL; SENSATIONAL, EXTRAORDINARY AND BURSTING WITH EXCITEMENT!
IT DESERVES A TRAILER OF THE SAME QUALITY!
NO...NOT LIKE THE ONE ABOVE! AND YES, WE ADMIT TO OUR LACK OF ZING. BUT WITHOUT THE PROPER FUNDS, IT COULDN'T BE DONE!
THIS IS WHERE YOU COME IN. WOULD YOU PLEASE CONSIDER HELPING US TO MAKE THE NEXT TRAILER EYE POPPING AND EXCEPTIONAL? OUR GOAL IS TO LIGHT THE WORLD WITH THE STORY OF SUMMER RAY. BUT WITHOUT A PROFESSIONAL TRAILER, THOSE WHO CAN MAKE THAT POSSIBLE, WILL NOT TAKE US SERIOUSLY. WE MUST BE HEARD. WE MUST BE SEEN AND WE MUST PROVIDE OUR BEST!
WE ARE RAISING $10,000 AND THE BREAKDOWN IS AS FOLLOWS:
PROFESSIONAL FILM CREW $3,000
EDITING WITH SPECIAL EFFECTS $2,500
TRAVEL, FOOD & HOTEL $2,500
THE STORY IS TOO IMPORTANT FOR MEDICORE
Summer Ray is not just an entertaining story, it's an exhilarating, emotional and heartwarming experience;
with its riveting twists and turns, ups and downs, and its spellbinding
this, is a true adventure the whole family will enjoy.
WE ARE A FILM FRANCHISE
BASED ON THE SUMMER RAY BOOK SERIES
WRITTEN BY INTERNATIONAL AUTHOR/BLOGGER JULIANA LOVE
THE STORY OF SUMMER RAY
So many have fallen in love already, with the story of Summer Ray and her character. She is incredibly broken on the inside and yet, so defiant that she wears a mask on the outside to hide it. It is her pride that keeps her from exposing her true inner self as pity, isn't something she wants. She longs to be the way she used to be and cannot accept the fact she can't be and never will be. But, what she doesn't yet understand, is the simple fact that who she used to be, isn't as wonderful as who she is becoming. Like the Liberty Bell; it is the cracks and the flaws that make it so profoundly irreplaceable and priceless. In learning to love ourselves, we must stop comparing ourselves to others. Summer longs for love and feels that she is permanently unlovable as a woman with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). Yet, she finds others who are far worse off than she—the Union and Confederate Ghost Civil War Soldiers—and she becomes compassionate toward their suffering. As Summer walks through the midst of the massive Unknown Ghost Army—young men, some missing limbs, all faceless, nameless and forgotten—she finally starts to understand the horrors of war. At that very moment, as the past and present collide, her life begins to change. She might not remember the promise she made, but she is forced to think of more than just her own sorrows. And this compassion adds a dimension to Summer's life that was so desperately lacking.The irony of it all is what makes the story of Summer Ray so captivating and compelling. The Union General McDaniels' cold and bitter blue heart eventually begins to beat red once again, after his many encounters with Summer. Two very different people, in two very different time periods—fate demanded they cross paths and slam into each other's own world. A ghost embittered by a woman, it takes another woman to bring him to a place of redemption. A young girl whose dreams were ultimately crushed, becomes a beacon of hope for those lost in a sea of darkness. Like a lighthouse, Summer shines like a star and guides them safely home. This ultimately gives Summer an even greater purpose then the one she lost, with a life she thought was worthless. As Summer looks out into the horizon, with arms crossed tightly in front of her, one cannot help but see the uncertainty in her eyes. Yet her strength is in her struggle; her beauty chiseled in pain and her future is forged in faith! Will she choose her present day life; or will she leave it for a Civil War past.
CURRENLY IN PRE-PRODUCTION OF
SUMMER RAY - THE REDEMPTION PART I
1). What happens to the Soldiers; do they ever find freedom?
2). Does Summer lose her faith in God?
3). What are the extent of her injuries?
4). What happens to her dreams of Olympic gold?
5). Does she still ice skate?
6). Do the Civil War Ghost Soldiers actually exist, or are they just in Summer's imagination?
7). Why and how did she stumble upon them?
8). What was so special about her that the portals to the past were opened to her?
9). Who else knows the secret of the Gettysburg Ghost Soldiers?
10). What challenges and obstacles does Summer now have to face, due to Woeburn's threat?
11). How does God use Woeburn to re-shape Summer's destiny?
12). Will she choose her current life or that of her alter ego?
THE CAUSES and POINTS IN OUR STORYLINES
1). Salvation - To bring the Love and Light of God, to a world overtaken by division and darkness
Traumatic Brain Injury - To encourage children and adults with T.B.I. to have hope and not give up; to reinforce their self worth; self esteem and purpose; that it is okay to take things one day at a time and that there are those out there who understand their pain and what they are suffering from
3). Special Olympics - To do our part in reaching Special Needs children and adults via the wonderful world of ice skating and ice hockey
4). Suicide Prevention - If we can prevent just one, we have done our job
Family Oriented - We will not use sex or nudity to sell our films as we believe our storylines are able to stand on their own
6). Domestic Violence - We are against Domestic Violence or bullying of any kind
7). Preservation of History - We believe history must be preserved for present and future generations; to show how far we have come as "One Nation Under God...With Liberty and Justice For All."
Though we are divided as a country, we are striving to help heal the wounds of this land and abroad.
8). To honor our Soldiers - Past, present and future
JULIANA'S MOVIE BLOGS
THE MEMOIRS OF SUMMER RAY
EXCERPT FROM THIS FAIR AND BLIGHTED LAND
"As the General was lost in his ever increasing bitterness, almost a century and a half later,
the absolution was forthcoming.
Summer Ray was consumed in her own world of figure skating competitions, college, her view of the world,
past and present, and her ever increasing disdain of the Confederacy.
Yet, the moment would soon arrive when her world would
unexpectedly be forever challenged and most definitely transformed and altered,
whether Summer Ray Sherwood liked it or not."
WHAT WE HAVE COMPLETED SO FAR
130 PAGE SCREENPLAY THAT HAS BEEN THROUGH SEVERAL PROFESSIONAL SCRIPT REWRITES
We completely confident this first film will be a huge success. So much so,
I have recently started the 2nd screenplay - Summer Ray The Redemption Part II
OVER 800 PROFESSIONALLY HAND DRAWN STORYBOARDS
WE CURRENTLY HAVE OVER 85 DIFFERENT LOCATION SCENES. WE ARE WORKING DILIGENTLY WITH THE PENNSYLVANIA FILM OFFICE TO SECURE LOCATIONS IN PA.
THERE IS A 25% TAX CREDIT FOR FILMS MADE IN THE COMMONWEALTH IF 60% OF THE FILM IS MADE HERE. WE HAVE GREATLY REDUCED OUR BUDGET DUE TO THEIR SUPPORT.
INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES/OPTIONS ARE AVAILABLE
MEET THE AUTHOR
LOVE Publications & Productions
PRODUCER//SCREENPLAY WRITER/INTERNATIONAL BLOGGER AND BOOK AUTHOR
My name is Juliana Love. I am at this time an unknown filmmaker working on producing my first feature film. So why would you want to take the risk, by either donating or wanting to get involved with my project? How can I be qualified to create a story that is so outstanding and compelling enough to be put on the big screen? What is it about me that donors would find credible, when most of the world does not even know who I am or knows a thing about my work? It is because I understand your caution, I am prepared to answer your questions openly and honestly, in hopes that you will see I am legitimate and that my project is worthy of your time and attention. The first place to start is where the story began "This Fair and Blighted Land." This is volume I of my Summer Ray book series. My team and I are getting ready to start production of "This Fair and Blighted Land." Carole Dean of From the Heart Productions once told me that, " Tenacity is the backbone of a filmmaker." I am persistent, stubborn and most definitely relentless. I believe in this project so much that I refuse to give it up. Yet the questions remain as to why and what makes this project so special that it stands apart from all the other feature films.
In all honesty, I can say that Summer Ray is unique and original. Nothing like this has ever been done in a book series, let alone on the big screen. We are the first of its kind. So just what is "This Fair and Blighted Land" about? The many reviews I have received, speak for themselves. Yet, writing a visual medium from a book, also required the help of professionals. My screenplay "This Fair and Blighted Land" is now completed, polished and is registered with Writers Guild West and copyrighted via the Library of Congress. Our storyboards are professionally hand drawn as well. Incredible artists have brought the screenplay to life, in ways I never could have imagined. These storyboards exemplify the heart and soul of Summer Ray and her enduring struggles after she is injured. Her normal life no longer exists and she finds herself so low that suicide seems like the only answer and way out of all her pain. Throughout this story, it is my heart and soul to bring light to anyone suffering in a world of darkness. Why? It is because this is my story and why I am more than qualified to write it. Yet, a story of this magnitude cannot be produced by me alone. As stated in the second sentence, I am an unknown, surrounded by a sea of amazing people who also believe in this project. It is my heartfelt hope that you will too. Thank you in advance for any and all support and REMEMBER: ALL DONATIONS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE! Thank you for taking the time to look over this fundraising campaign, especially our epic video!
SYNOPSIS OF THE FILM
With her new and unexpected disabilities, Summer struggles to be normal in a world...that no longer is!
AWARD WINNING ACTOR/PRODUCER
TOM MALLOY AS OUR LEADING MAN
THIS FAIR AND BLIGHTED LAND FEATURE FILM
IS ADAPTED FROM THE SUMMER RAY BOOK SERIES VOLUME 1
PHOTO GALLERY OF GETTYSBURG
MORE PHOTOS CAN BE VIEWED ON THE MOVIE WEBSITE
WHY FROM THE HEART PRODUCTIONS?
Carole Dean and From the Heart Productions has helped me and my project in more ways than I could have ever possibly imagined. I was unknown with nothing but a dream and a "compelling" story and Carole gave me a chance. I will never forget Carole's kindness, generosity nor her incredible wisdom, knowledge and outstanding insight to the film industry. With all my heart, I thank you Carole and all your staff at From the Heart Productions.
THE PURPOSE FOR THIS CAMPAIGN - RAISING FUNDS FOR A PROFESSIONAL TRAILER TO PRESENT TO INVESTORS/PRODUCERS/FILM CREW & MORE
The story of Summer Ray is a unique blend of good vs. evil; past vs. present; courage vs. fear; love vs. bitterness and failure vs. triumph. All of these elements are directly opposite of the other and it parallels how most of us struggle with our everyday lives. This is precisely why this story is a must for the big screen. Many people cannot read and therefore the book version cannot reach them. I feel it is imperative to get this story in a feature film which is costly. I can publish a book for nothing. But I cannot make a film of this magnitude without funds. The advertising and marketing alone is several thousand dollars. The screenplay has been through several re-writes with the help of professional script writers. I was willing to make the changes necessary to bring the best possible and compelling script that is unique, even to Hollywood. Our storyboards are professionally hand drawn. You can meet the artists below.
The Memoirs of Summer Ray
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BOOK AVAILABLE ON AMAZON.COM
The book is available on amazon.com
THE STORYBOARD ARTISTS
RISKS AND CHALLENGES
The series of Summer Ray is unique. She is extremely passionate about history and figure skating. It was a challenge trying to create a believable story, joining those two elements that people would find both fascinating and endearing at the same time. Even more challenging was adapting the screenplay from the book and turn it into a visual medium. But with the help of creative genius's, the screenplay is ready to go. Yet, the greatest challenge of all, has been the extreme sacrifices on me personally. The struggle, perseverance and the endurance, of the belief in this story, will make the sacrifices worth it. When the film is on shown to millions on the big screen, will I remember all of the hardship of getting it there? Probably not. But I will look back and thank God for the strength to not quit. I know this story is meant not just for the inside pages of a book. But also as a feature film that can been seen, heard and felt in order to fully experience the story.
WHERE THE STORY BEGAN IN THE WINTER OF 2009; BIG ROUND TOP - GETTYSBURG, PA
In regard to risks, it has been a risky project from its conception. Since the day I fell down Big Round Top in the winter of 2009, by choosing to mix paranormal with history, I took a tremendous risk. But I chose to stand my ground. I went on to finish a 5 volume series with volume 6 and volume 7 in the making. To me, the biggest risk of all, would be if this film series does not get made.
Which brings me to the impact this film series will have. Quite a few of our scenes are based on real life historical events. While other scenes are based on real life personal events. Summer is a Christian. But she struggles with her faith, like most of us do who follow the Lord. Real Christianity is about war. There are spiritual battles going on all around her and Woeburn demands Summer's soul. She has to find the strength within her own faith, to overcome the road blocks he places before her. Some of those obstacles are heart wrenching and tragic. The war in Summer's own heart is learning how to trust that God will use it all for her good. She has to fight to not give up or choose to take her own life. Living with her new unexpected disabilities, Summer struggles to understand how to be normal in a world that no longer is. How many people have tragically ended their lives when the answer was just right around the next bend, or over the next hill? We are working diligently to bring this series to the big screen, in hopes that we can save those who are in desperate need of encouragement.
Our goal is to LIGHT THE WORLD!
OTHER WAYS YOU CAN HELP
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THIS PROJECT IS BEING MADE POSSIBLE WITH THE SUPPORT OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA AND THE PENNSYLVANIA FILM OFFICE.
AND AWESOME PEOPLE LIKE YOU!
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR SUPPORT.
WE GREATLY APPRECIATE YOU.
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN BEING A PART OF OUR CAST AND CREW OUR CONTACT INFORMATION IS:
LOVE Publications & Productions L.L.C.
P.O. Box 4166
Gettysburg, PA 17325
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Thank you again and again,