It’s trendy lately to ask your Facebook friends to donate to charity on your behalf on your birthday. It’s a cool trend, and I’ve made a lot of donations in the past little while, as I have a lot of friends with hearts in the right places. I was going to do a FB fundraiser myself for my birthday—today!—when I had a thought. A potentially selfish thought, but bear with me.
JANE AND EMMA is opening in a month, pretty much to the day, in Utah megaplex cinemas. In the film world, we are the smallest of potatoes. We need to have a killer opening weekend just to survive, let alone expand.
In lieu of a birthday fundraiser, I'm asking you, my Utah friends, to come to my movie on October 12th. Don't put it off. Don't wait for the DVD. Opening weekend is crucial. Write it down, put it in your phone, inform your people, share the trailer. Do whatever you need to do today so that you'll be at the movies in 29 days.
If you aren't in Utah, request that your local cinema bring JANE AND EMMA to your town. Bug your Utah friends to go. If we do well right out of the gate, the film can grow legs and more people can see it. If people don’t go, the movie will get dropped. Simple as that. It’s very much like having a play run for a single weekend. But we do have the chance to go further if people come out.
This film has heart; I know, because I put mine in it fully. So did a whole lot of amazing people. Please plant to see it, and help me feel a little less old today. <3
Love and hugs and ink for all.