Here's to achieving a goal, four years in the making

Four years ago I shared a personal goal with my wife, Angela.   

I want to make my first film by the time I turn 30.

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!

Angela's birth family attends Bellingham screening

Last weekend I fulfilled a dream that I’ve had for a couple of years.  Closure screened in front of two sold out audiences in Bellingham, Washington at the Pickford Film Center.  Bellingham is the town where Angela was raised, and where her parents still reside.  To add to the festivities, Angela’s birth mother (Deborah) and birth sister (Carolyn “Na-Na”) flew out from Chattanooga, Tennessee to be in attendance.  The first stop after picking them up at the SeaTac airport was a Ferris Wheel ride on Seattle's waterfront.  With both Angela and Na-Na possessing a slight fear of heights, there were tears of laughter as we swung, suspended in the air, with breathtaking views of the water and Seattle skyline.  In retrospect, this was symbolic of the emotional "ride" that was to be this entire weekend.  

I shouldn’t be the one to speak to this, but I imagine it was difficult for Deborah to watch the film, and relive some of those moments and get a glimpse into Angela's lifelong struggle and desire to know where she came from.  After the Q&A of the first showing, I stood in the lobby and watched person after person go up to both Deborah and Na-Na, hugging them, thanking them for coming, offering kind words about their courage, and thanking them in general for opening up their lives for the film.  It was truly touching.

Many of you were unable to get in to the show, and several of you even asked the theater manager to bring the film back.  Good news! They listened to you and have invited Closure back in October, to be a part of the Pickford's annual Doctober Festival (a month long celebration of documentaries)!  Exact showing dates/times are still being finalized and will be announced at a future date.   In the meantime, here are a few photos from this weekend.