Indie Go Go Go

I've been waiting to write until I have something good to say -- and I'm happy to report that I have a lot of good to say.  A SHORT HISTORY OF DECAY is back in pre-production and will commence shooting in Wilmington, North Carolina on October 1.  It's been quite an odyssey.  We've moved the shoot to Wilmington because there's a fantastic infrastructure for film there and because it's such a friendly place for filmmaking that we're able to make the film on a significantly reduced budget.  So we are a GO PICTURE.  It's happening.  I'm going to hold off on announcing too much right now but suffice it to say that we have continued incredible support and response from some of the best people in the business.  I am amazed at the passion people have for this project, which as you all know, means so much to me.

But even though we are a GO PICTURE, we could still use some more money to put on screen.  Specifically, we want to be able to send a second unit to Sarasota, Florida and to do a couple of days in Brooklyn.  And so I've launched -- as of today -- an Indiegogo campaign with the express purpose of raising a bit more money, and of then giving back by taking the profits of shares that are raised in this manner and donating those profits directly to Alzheimer's Disease research.

As some of you may know, my own mother is in the early stages of Alzheimer's -- as is the character of Sandy Fisher (who I can announce here is being played by none other than the inimitable Linda Lavin).  This is a project very very close to my heart.  And it means a lot to me to be able to raise awareness about the disease, and in particular about the emotional complexities that the disease creates in a family.  When the film is released, I intend to hold special screenings to benefit Alzheimer's, with cast members and others involved in the film taking part.  I hope you'll go over to Indiegogo and see what we're up to -- and if you possibly can, please donate.  Every dollar donated in this way will show up on the screen -- and will ultimately benefit not just my film but an important cause.

I will be continuing to post as I'm able to share more about the wonderful cast we're putting together.  Thanks. And watch this video if you want to see me in front of the camera.

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