Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Nothing Truer Than Truth-Almost Finished

The following post is by Richard Joyrich.

I hope all of you are aware of a new documentary that will be coming out soon. It is Nothing Truer Than Truth, being done by Cheryl Eagan-Donovan. Those of you who have attended the last few Joint Authorship Conferences have seen various excerpts of this and I can tell you it looks fantastic!

Cheryl is hoping to have a rough "final" cut of the whole documentary to show at the upcoming Joint SF/SOS Conference in Pasadena this October (October 18-21). Cheryl's film is currently scheduled to show at 2:00 PM on Saturday, October 20.

Cheryl is launching another fundraising effort to get the last funds she needs to complete everything. I am including here an e-mail she sent me recently about this.

The campaign has now gone live and I can give you the link that Cheryl mentions in the last paragraph of her e-mail. It is

Please go to this site. There you can watch a film trailer and then make a contribution if you would like. There are all kinds of "perks" you can get for various donation amounts. The higher amounts will get you invited to a wrap party at Club Oberon (hmm, that name sounds familiar) in Cambridge, MA.

Thank you for your attention to this message.

Hi Richard, 

I hope you are well and enjoying the summer. Lots of news about NOTHING IS TRUER THAN TRUTH! We are working around the clock to finish editing for the rough cut screening at the Shakespeare Fellowship SOS Joint conference in Pasadena on Saturday October 20th. Our editor, Trina Rodriguez, is an accomplished producer, whose most recent film HIGH TECH LOW LIFE premiered at The Tribeca Film Festival in April and has gone on to win several awards. For that project, Trina and NOTHING IS TRUER THAN TRUTH co-producer Steve Maing edited more than 600 hours of footage down to a compelling 85 minute film that will screen on PBS next year. Trina is a graduate of The New School's Documentary Studies program. Her short film OUR LADY QUEEN OF HARLEM screened at MoMA's Documentary Fortnight and is being distributed by Third World Newsreel. She works as a freelance editor and producer in New York City, and we are very fortunate to have her on the Controversy Films team. 

Meredith Crowley is working on outreach for the film as co-producer. Her credits include 40 Million Strong, a documentary about children affected by HIV/AIDS in Durban, South Africa, and a documentary for the non-profit organization “Tremendous Hearts,” about housing for children affected by AIDS in Capetown, South Africa. She has edited programs including Lessons From Little Rock: a National Report CardKnock First, a reality series on ABC Family; and Au Revoir Expos, a documentary about the Expos baseball team. Her recent locations department credits include television programs Rescue Me (FX), Person of Interest (CBS),and Ringer (CW); and feature filmsArthur (Warner Bros), Friends With Kids, and Rabbit Hole.

We are set to launch our final finishing funds campaign today, this time with Indie Go Go, in an effort to reach new indie film lovers and supporters. I really appreciate your help with our fundraising efforts in the past, and your continued support of the film project. This time, I'm asking Advisory Committee members and supporters to help out in any way they can, including featuring the link on their Facebook pages, Twitter accounts and websites, matching funds, hosting Indie Go Go parties in their home towns or cities, writing articles or blogposts about the film that include the link, and more creative ideas to get the word out. Trina has agreed to work at a reduced rate and to defer her fee until we have raised funds. Meredith and Steve have agreed to defer their co-producer fees until after the film is completed, and I have not taken any salary during the six years that I have worked on the project. I am very fortunate to have a few part-time teaching jobs and a super talented crew of award-winning filmmakers dedicated to seeing this project screen at film festivals, art house theaters, schools, and on television. 

We will be posting daily updates with video after we go live later today. I will send you the link in a separate email.Thank you so much for your support. I look forward to hearing your suggestions for making this final fundraising effort a success! 



Cheryl Eagan-Donovan 
Controversy Films
49 Cross Street 
Winchester, MA 01890
(781) 729-6204 office
(617) 312-0924 mobile