Wednesday – a day filled with interesting news about Clay Aiken and…then a bit of a frown!
Lets get the frown taken care of first. It started with a very interesting(?) tweet from Clay:
THAT was SOME flight! Gotta love that my first instinct was to take a picture of it. #firsttimeforeverything
So…what happened? Clay was flying somewhere? Is everyone OK? Were you on that flight to Denver that had to use the emergency slides? ARE YOU OK?
The chat boards were all busy talking about flights, oxygen, etc. But most of all everyone was concerned that everything was OK.
Lets move on to Very Interesting!
On Wednesday, the following invitation was posted on twitter and Facebook:
It looks like Clay is one of the hosts for this fundraising event in New York City. It is not surprising as many of the people involved with the making of this movie helped support Clay when he was campaigning for Congress last year…and the movie sounds like a movie Clay would like to support.
The more I read about the movie, the more excited I was to see it. According to Guto Bittencourt’s Facebook:
Coming from different nations and sharing the same dreams; to compete in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro… Cultural oppression, intolerance and poverty are only a handful of obstacles that stand in the way of our young olympic hopefuls.
Manu, a Saudi student with a desire to play football, lives in an islamic country where women are deemed indecent for participating in sports. She risks freedom and puts her life on the line in pursuit of her passion.
In Russia, Roma embodies the ideal Olympic decathlete, coached by Nicolai, his father, and former Olympic hero. Roma fights to keep a double life hidden from his father and a nation seeped in homophobia.
Manny, a Brazilian wrestler living in the slums of Rio de Janeiro, the host city of the Olympic Games, struggles to get his mother out of poverty by making it to the games. Socioeconomic conditions of favelas threaten to tear him from his family and ultimately destroy his Olympic Dream.
Three lives. Three dreams. The Roads to Olympia.
But, no one will see this movie if these film pros don’t raise some serious money. They have signed up with Seed & Spark, a company that will help them reach their goals. According to their website:
At Seed&Spark, we’re challenging you—the audience—to start thinking differently, to start spending your entertainment dollars in ways that directly benefit creators. After all, without creators, we wouldn’t have anything to watch.
On our platform, we give you an opportunity to follow a film from its earliest stages of development. Check out our Studio. It’s full of incubating films you can help hatch. Contribute funds, loan or gift production items, or simply sign up to follow a project as it progresses. You’ll earn Sparks! They’re rewards points you can spend to watch finished films of exceptional quality.
I found their website fascinating. They have a production wish list and how much they need for each category. They also have a list of the rewards for helping them out. I hope you will visit the site and check it out. You might even feel like donating to the film…every dollar counts! You can reach the page at SEED&SPARK
I enjoy reading that Clay is working with the following people:
Donald Dye: a financial advisor employed by RBC Capital Markets in New York, New York with over 21 years of experience as a financial professional.
Ramazan Nanayev: is a film director, producer, screenwriter, editor and model. His first short film called “The Red Dream” which was presented at Stanford University and Berkeley California as part of the McNair Scholars Fellowship Program. In the last 3 years Nanayev wrote, produced and directed over a dozen short films.
Guto Bittencourt: is a Brazilian actor and model. Bittencourt first appeared in Brazil soap operas. He got his first role in the Brazilian original cast of a Broadway show called Les Miserables, playing Marius Pontmercy. He now lives in NYC and performs all over the world.
This is one time when I wish I lived close to NYC. I would love to meet these talented and creative people and support them in their project…California to New York??? Sorry…just can’t happen.
So…no pictures of Clay today? Ok…what will Clay wear on Sunday?
So…Clay was on a wild-ride, is supporting his friends and their project and wears clothes with a flair!
What number do you choose?