Posted by JT (220.127.116.11) on August 20, 2003 at 13:18:21:
Subj: 100,000 Letters
From: email@example.com (James Twyman) August 2003
I have had the opportunity to work with the New Children for two and a half years now, and one thing I have learned is that they want their messages of peace to be heard by humanity. To do this, we need to reach out to the average person where they are. The numbers of people who read spiritual or new age books is minimal, but millions of people go to the movies every week. That is why Neale Donald Walsch, Stephen Simon and I are putting so much energy into the new motion picture, "Indigo," as well as other spiritual movies that will follow. In our opinion, these movies are the best way to touch the most people, to inspire them and offer a vision of hope for the whole world.
Two days ago we sent out a letter asking you to let the movie distributors know how important these films are. Our goal is to collect at least 100,000 letters that we will take to the meetings when "Indigo" is finished. If you haven't already sent in your letter, or forwarded the original e-mail to your friends, please do so today. You can, and will, make a difference if you let your voice be heard. A simple letter, as well as $2 or more to make you part of this film, is all that is needed. Please help us share the wisdom of these amazing children.
I have included the original e-mail with the address where the letters are to be sent, and all the pertinent information. Please join us in this important project, and insure that inspiring films find their way into mass distribution.
SUBJECT: "INDIGO" release. PLEASE READ!
>From the Executive Producer of INDIGO:
If you want to see spiritual and inspiring films released in theaters everywhere, please read and respond to this email.
We are well into our shooting schedule for the motion picture INDIGO, (www.indigothemovie.com) which we believe has the potential of touching millions of people who would not normally be exposed to this sort of spiritual message --- and of changing the film industry in the process. Yet, for that to happen, INDIGO must make its way into mainstream distribution, and for THAT to happen, YOU have to decide that it’s what you want.
Today, right now, you can decide to become part of the Production and Promotion Team of INDIGO, a wonderful film about amazing children with deep spiritual clarity and connection -- and a film that is designed to awaken people's awareness about higher spiritual realities, using the medium of entertainment.
We are producing INDIGO in a way that is uncommon to most mass distributed movies. We decided to raise the money to produce this movie on our own, make the film, and then hire a distributor when we are through. Typically the producers of a film reach a distribution deal well before shooting begins. What tends to happen, however, is that the distribution company then has a decisive voice in determining how the film will be made.
How many times have you seen a film that holds back on what could be an inspiring message because someone decided that the audience wasn’t ready for it? We can't let that happen again. And it will NOT happen on this film. As we produce this film, we assume the world is ready for its message -- and so are you. In fact, we assume that you are more than “ready", simply because you are taking the time to read this e-mail. Now you have the opportunity to be the actual CAUSE of OTHERS being "ready."
Our goal is to collect hundreds of thousands of letters from people like you, which we will take to movie distributors after the filming of INDIGO has been completed. In this way, we will demonstrate that there are countless people around the world who want to see spiritual cinema in theaters everywhere.
WITH YOUR HELP, WE WILL SURPASS OUR GOAL OF 100,000 LETTERS.
In a couple of months we will have meetings with leading film distributors trying to convince them that INDIGO deserves to be seen in thousands of theaters, and we will bring your letters with us. When they realize that the making of this movie was made possible by hundreds of thousands of people, they will know that it is in their own best interest to let it be screened.
Here’s how we are asking you to show them this:
1. Write a short letter to our prospective film distributors telling them how important movies like INDIGO are and that there are millions of people who agree. We will collect those letters and bring them to the meeting. Address your letter: "Dear Film Distributor" and send it to us (we will tell you how, below.) Also include a self-addressed stamped envelope that we can use to let you know when YOUR film is completed.
2. Become a member of our TWO OR MORE CLUB, (”Wherever two or more are gathered..."). This is your movie, and we want you to feel that you helped make it a reality. You can do that in a very simple and easy way---but a way that would profoundly impact this project. Simply place $2 (Euros and other currency is fine) or more into your envelope and mail it with your letter. We will use this money to help finance the completion of this film, and to underwrite the advertising and promotion of it.
Your modest but important contribution will place you AT CAUSE IN THE MATTER of whether this film gets seen. You will become, in the truest sense, a co-producer with us. You will be part of this dream, and when the movie is released in theaters you will be able to say that you helped in a very real and tangible way.
3. Pass this e-mail to everyone on your personal list. We would like to see this letter and appeal spread around the world to millions of people. Frankly, we would like to show the "powers that be" where the real power is: with YOU.
We are working in a new paradigm and are trying to make movies in a new way. If you agree that this helps you to empower others through the medium of film, send in your letter today and include $2 or more that will go directly to the promotion and final costs of INDIGO. Send the letters to James' organization, which is the organization we have used to produce this project. The address is:
PO Box 3399
Ashland, Or. 97520
P.S. We hope that everyone interested in helping films like INDIGO achieve mass distribution receives this email. PLEASE REMEMBER TO PASS IT ON TO EVERYONE ON YOUR PERSONAL E-MAIL LIST. Without you there is little we can do. With you, there is little we cannot do.
Quotes from Neale, James and Stephen regarding the film:
“Spiritual cinema, like a spiritual book, has the power to change people’s lives by opening them to the messages of Life Itself. No movie that I know of has done this better than what is being created on the set of INDIGO. I’m so proud to be associated with this very special project.”
Neale Donald Walsch
“I knew this was going to be a good film. Now, after a week and a half of shooting, I’m starting to think this is going to be a GREAT film. I am absolutely amazed at these performances.”
“As this film progresses, it has become more and more clear that the predominant theme is the healing of the emotional wounds of a family, with Grace, our Indigo child, as the catalyst. The emotions are raw, real and deep.”
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