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The Blue Ribbon: Ryan Prior on His ME/CFS Documentary Movie

Discussion in 'Phoenix Rising Articles' started by Mark, Jun 26, 2013.

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    The Blue Ribbon: The ME and CFS Documentary Project

    Each day we hearing of more and more people who wanted to donate to the film but missed the Kickstarter deadline. It's great news! We are actually in the process of raising, through various sources, at least $14,000 more beyond the original $18,000. We want to do this film justice and need to make it full time job for both of us to deliver that quality. If you or someone you know would still like to help, PayPal donations can be made at our website: http://cfsdocumentary.weebly.com/
     
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    The Blue Ribbon: The ME and CFS Documentary Project
    We're so proud and thankful to have Silicon Valley public relations guru Shari Boxer Baker sign on to donate her PR expertise to promote this film.

    If you have promotional ideas, drop her a line at sboxerbaker@jdsgrouppr.com.

    Here's some more info about her:

    "They ought to make one of those Lifetime Channel movies about her," says John Flaherty, chief of staff to federal Secretary of Transportation Norman Y. Mineta. "She's someone I would characterize as heroic."

    http://www.bizjournals.com/sanjose/stories/2004/07/12/smallb1.html?page=all
     
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    They are really progressing fast!

    Workwell Foundation
    Staci Stevens, Christopher Snell, and Mark VanNess were interviewed for the production of "The Blue Ribbon", a documentary about Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis.
     
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    Thank you Pandora!
     
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    On the FB page:

    We are beginning an e-mail newsletter to keep non-Facebookers updated on the film. It'll be a monthly or bi-monthly update with full-color photos, the latest updates about the film, and ways to get involved in the movement! Click here to sign up for it (the link is below the PayPal button).

    http://cfsdocumentary.weebly.com/

    (Go right down to the bottom of the page to find the email sign-up).
     
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    Sneak peek of what they've done so far:

     
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    Wow. I can't wait to see the full finished documentary!
     
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    It had me crying after only 3 minutes!
     
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    Very nice - I like how they juxtapose the tragic aspect of patients' existence with the more hopeful aspect of research.
     
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    I agree - don't want to be crying for 90 minutes!

    It's very skilfully done - can't wait to see the whole thing.
     
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    Update from Ryan's Facebook page:

    https://www.facebook.com/CFSDocumentary/posts/851493298214860

    Exciting news!
     
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    Any word about when it will be available online, iTunes or something?
     
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    I doubt it will be online until after its official release, which would be after it gets a premiere at one of these festivals. Quite a wait, I think!
     
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    Sasha Fine, thank you

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    Actually, here's a relevant new post from Ryan's FB page:

    https://www.facebook.com/CFSDocumentary/posts/851765548187635

     
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    Sasha Fine, thank you

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    More from Ryan:

    https://www.facebook.com/CFSDocumentary/posts/852431248121065

     
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