I'm excited to share with you a trailer I made for an upcoming book titled "Dear Wonderful You: Letters to Adopted & Fostered Youth". Angela is one of many adult adoptee contributors to this book, and the young "actress" I used in the trailer is a former foster child, who was just recently adopted.
In our travels this last year with Closure, Angela and I are always surprised to see at least one or two young adoptees attend screenings - typically surrounded by a sea of adults. Most often, these children are not afraid to speak up during the Q&A's, asking difficult questions - often with their adoptive parents right by their side. I have enjoyed being able to see Angela make great connections and share one-to-one time with many of these young people, and one thing has been clear from the experiences: young adoptees everywhere are eager to hear from those who have been in their shoes. Each adoption can bring it's own complexities for the children involved, and the only people who can truly speak to this are adult adoptees.
Hopefully, this book will be a great resource to adoptees, adoptive parents, and adoption agencies everywhere.
Enjoy the trailer!
Many who have watched Closure cannot help but feel connected to (and equally entertained by) Angela's brother, Kyle. At nearly every screening and Q&A we've attended, someone will ask: "How is Kyle doing with the search for his birth family???"
Be sure to check out this new documentary short I made on Kyle preparing for and competing in the 2014 Washington State Special Olympics! He ran the 1,500 meter race on pavement in his bare feet, and you'll have to watch the video to find out why!
To all our friends in the Pacific Northwest, this Friday, April 25 at 9pm, Closure will have it's broadcast premiere on KCTS 9 for Reel NW Season 4! I will be live tweeting throughout the broadcast using the hashtag #ReelNW, and would love for you to join in.
For those who do not live in the PNW, do not fret! You will be able to stream Closure for FREE from the Reel NW website from now until 7/25/14!!
Four years ago I shared a personal goal with my wife, Angela.
As cliche as the "30th birthday deadline for life goals" is, I have a lot to be thankful for today. As most of you know, Closure, was a deeply personal project for me, one that Angela and I hope many get the chance to see. This year has been a whirlwind for both of us, premiering the film in April, having Kickstarter success in June, coordinating twenty additional screenings across the country, all leading up to our wide release of the DVD/download this month. In celebration of my 30th birthday this coming week, we’re offering 30% off our digital download for the entire month of December! All you have to do is apply the code BIG30 when you checkout. Purchasing a digital version will allow you to stream the film anytime, download the file to your computer, and even gift a copy to a friend. This offer will expire at midnight on 12/31/13.
My sincerest thanks goes out to everyone who helped to make this film become a reality (you know who you are)! Please share this month-long birthday offer with your friends.
The DVD is also now available for purchase from our "Buy" page, and we've also included links to purchase and download the soundtrack from Mr. & Mrs. Something!