A few weeks ago I joined in on a Twitter thread from a company called Seed&Spark. It's a crowdsourcing, crowd-funding, distribution company rolled into one and it is only focused on visual media.
I've spent a few months on the site enjoying the content provided and seeing the vast work of creativity being contributed.
During the thread a woman in Pennsylvania reached out to me. We've shot each other messages back and forth and offered each other whatever help we can for the other's endeavors.
Since following her I have found more in common with her than just film. It's been great meeting her in this way.
Today I share #thisiscrazylove2016 with Tatiana Bacchus. She's been working for two years to develop a documentary called Freedom Denied.
Freedom Denied posthumously tells the story of Jean-Baptiste Pierre’s near decade-long the United States, as told by the attorneys and community activists who fought side-by-side for his freedom.
She also just posted on Twitter a little while ago a tweet from Arvel Chappell III and his story of coming out of Compton as a pilot and filmmaker. Here's the trailer and blogpost from the director.
All said, this is what excites me about social media. It enables us to find like minded people from all over and encourage one another, promote one another and possibly even collaborate with one another to creat a better world to share.
Thank you Tatiana! Today #thisiscrazylove2016 is headed to the Eastern Timezone.