On here, we spend so much time watching and talking about films of long years past that we sometimes forget to look ahead. A new film will never come to be without a lot of hard work, dedication and funding.
We look to the future today at budding film maker Ronald Short. He’s an old friend of mine from high school and founder of Short Pictures Independent. From numerous Facebook updates, I’ve learned that he’s trying to make his first feature film this fall, Billi and Theodore, but may not make it due to lack of funds.
My mind ran back to the high school auditorium, where we watched one of his shorts from the schools film festival. I remember sitting there amazed that someone my age could make a film that I could enjoy and engage myself in. Since then, he’s studied film and his work has only gotten better.
This isn’t just a friend trying to help a friend, but a critic reaching out to the film community to help a budding film maker take the next big step in reaching his potential. All you have to do to help him out is go to http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1810064877/billi-and-theodore and donate. Every little bit helps and — enough of my soapbox, Ronald says it best. So click below to see a video about Ronald’s first feature film, Billi and Theodore. Check it all out, his bio, the video, donate what you can for a great film.