Here is the film online! So far it's an official selection for the San Francisco Black Film Festival and a semi-finalist for the Adobe Design Achievement Award. Thank you everyone for making this film a possibility.
Thank you everyone for your support and donations. The documentary will be screening on May 21st at Parsons The New School. Time is TBD. More information coming soon! If you have donated please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and provide the name you would like to appear in the film's credits. =) Thank you.
I've almost reached my goal thanks to all of your help. Information about my thesis show will be posted soon. Thank you all for your support.
Thank you everyone for your support whether its in donations and or advice, feedback.... I appreciate it greatly!
Thank you everyone for your continuous support, feedback and advice with my film. I appreciate it more than you can imagine!
I have a few more months to complete the film. Show your support! Everything is greatly appreciated! Thank you.
I made it to my daddy's grave. Thank you everyone for your support to make this happen. I am still in need to complete my goal, please continue to show your support and donate it's greatly appreciated. Thank you!
Off to Florida in a few hours!
Show your support of my documentary! All donations and support are truly appreciated. Happy Holidays!
I appreciate everyone's support and hope to reach my goal to make this film come to life! Please share the cause with family and friends, it's greatly appreciated!
The film is going well so far, I'm counting down the days till my trip to Florida!. I will be visiting my father's grave and conducting interviews and gathering footage. Please support and donate, all donations are greatly appreciated!
Please share the film and cause with family, friends and loved ones! I will be traveling in less than two weeks to shoot, document and visit my father's gravesite. It's been twenty years since i was last there...Show your support it's greatly appreciated!
If you've donated towards my film please complete this short form on my website so i can send out complimentary buttons and keep record of your address for shipping out DVDs. Also provide the name you'd like to appear in the film's credits, book and website =)
Currently working on the film's opening credits, drawing them now =) Show your support and donate!
Help me complete and reach my goal! I'm in the stages of creating title sequences and soon-to-be editing of the film. All support is truly appreciated!
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Just booked my trip to Jacksonville,Florida on December 25th to visit my father's grave for my documentary! Couldn't have done it without everyone's support of "Daddy's Girl" Thank you!
Thank you everyone for your support of my film. I'm buying some super8 film on Monday before i leave to do some interviews over Thanksgiving. It's very exciting and i TRULY appreciate all your support.
I hope everyone has a great weekend and upcoming thanksgiving! I'll be visiting family in Virginia and gathering some crucial interviews for the film! Thank you everyone for your help =)
Golden Ticket Buttons are now available! I will be sending out packages to those who selected the Golden Ticket Reward! Thank you for your support, the film is making so much progress and i couldn't have done it without all your support!
Thank you everyone for your support! Many blessings and thanks =)
Daddy's Birthday Cake! Show your support and donate if you can. I know times are difficult and i appreciate everyone's help. I will be able to purchase my ticket to Florida to visit my dad's grave and plan on leaving December 25th! I couldnt have done it without all your help and support. Thank you!
Honor and cherish your fathers!
My father served in the Army in the late 50s, stationed in Alaska. Yesterday was his birthday, November 10th and today its Veteran's Day November 11th! What a coincidence and time to remember and honor our fathers and veterans. Thank you everyone for your support and love towards helping me create and complete my film "Daddy's Girl."
Any donation is truly appreciated. Thank you!
The Golden Ticket buttons are on their way! Thank you everyone for your support. You're donations are surely helping me achieve my ambitions and goals of completing Daddy's Girl. Even if you are not able to donate at this time, please share the cause with your family and loved ones. I value the community of support and i appreciate it so much. Thank you!
Here's an exclusive video clip of my father, mom and I visiting my dad in the hospital 18 years ago. Show your support if you can its truly appreciated!
I have an angel watching over me and i call him Daddy.
November 10th my father would have been 85 years old. I am happy to be making this documentary as it represents in so many ways how important he is to me. I'm not sure what to give a dad on his birthday as i never had the chance to. But i will make the best out of these days, and his birthday as i am simply blessed and grateful for being alive and carrying on his spirit.
Thank you all for your support.
Thank you everyone for showing your support to Daddy's Girl in so many ways. This weekend is my dad's birthday. I will be filming something special to include in the documentary. Share the cause and support!
Stay warm, dry and safe everyone during this winter storm! I will be shooting some interviews this weekend. My dad's birthday is November 10th so i will do something special that i hope to include in the film. Share the page and support. Thank you everyone for all your help i appreciate it sooo muchhh!
"Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek."
Thank you everyone for your support, hope and inspiration to continue moving forward with my film and making it happen. I truly appreciate and am grateful for every penny, kind word and piece of encouragement. It is the support of you all that makes a difference, whether its big or small. Life is about moving forward no matter what and i just want to express my gratitude for the community of support i never imagined i'd have. Thank you.
Happy Election Day!
Like "Daddy's Girl" on facebook. Share the cause with friends, family, and loved ones. All donations towards my thesis film is greatly and truly appreciated.
"Daddy's Girl" Golden Ticket Buttons will be available soon! Thank you everyone for your support.
"Thankfulness is the beginning of gratitude.Gratitude is the completion of thankfulness. Thankfulness may consist merely of words. Gratitude is shown in acts."
I only strive to be the best i can. These late nights strung out on coffee and creativity push me to fulfill my goals and dreams. When i see films, actors, actresses, artists, writers etc... I only hope that one day my children can say that's my mom, and they're proud of me. I don't want them to reap the benefits of my success just because their mine. But i hope they will be able to appreciate who i am, because i will know deep down it was the simple idea of them that kept me motivated, inspired and determined in order to provide a life full of prosperity and opportunity that i didn't always have. I hope these long, restless nights pay off but i have a feeling they will.
"As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them." -JFK
Thank you everyone for the unconditional support. I am learning so much each day and it warms my heart and soul to be touched, guided and supported by so many. Thank you.
Share your father-daughter memory or experience on the "Cause" website. Talking brings about so much enlightenment and i am curious to know about some interactions that occur between father and daughter and vice versa. =) Share your story here.
Thank you everyone for your continued support, donations, words, encouragement, inspiration and so much more. I can't express how grateful i am during this time. Thank you again.
Daddy's Girl will soon have some golden ticket buttons! Stay posted for updates and the arrival of buttons!
This cause, event and film is extremely important to me. I never knew my father, I only knew and know of him. My research and work as an artist, filmmaker and current senior this year is guiding me towards making a film which will ultimately help me understand who I am by finding out who he was. All your support and donations are truly appreciated and crucial to the development of my film. I hope to travel and visit his grave and document every moment of the way, as a reminder and record of this process. As my father was dying and was recording his messages to me, just in case he wasn't alive to tell me. I too am making this film as a document for my family, friends and maybe even my children one day of the story that created and changed my life.
Thank you everyone for your support! I can't wait to continue filming and making this story come to life and on screen! I appreciate your help in every way. All the best!
A personal video thank you note and update =)
I currently have no lights in the Lower east side due to the hurricane. I hope everyone is safe!
A smile goes a long way. Thank you all for your support and encouragement! Be safe during the storm!
Thank you everyone for your support!
Hi All, thank you for visiting my page. I am a current BFA candidate and senior at Parsons the New School in NYC. For my senior thesis i am creating a short documentary film on my father who passed away when i was 2 years old. When he was dying of heart failure he recorded his voice and the messages he wanted me to hear just in case he wasn't alive to tell me. When i turned 18 years old i realized it was time i heard his voice and listened to all the things he wanted to tell me. It was emotional and eye-opening experience; and my love for film and video was born. I created my first documentary two years ago and am now continuing his story as well as mine. I am using super8, 16mm film and video. I am hoping to attend grad school for film in fall 2013 and am working hard to complete this sacred project. Any amount of donation is greatly appreciated. Thank you all. Any one who donates will be featured on the film's website, book and the film credits under "Sponsors."You can contact me directly: www.lesley-steele.comWatch the first Daddy's Girl documentary here:Daddy's GirlHere is my estimated budget and plan:Travel: Flight Hotel Misc to Florida
My father is buried in Jacksonville, Florida. I haven't visited his grave since his death. I would like to return and document my first encounter with him since, and the entire experience.Camera Equipment, Film Processing and Digitizing:
Since I am using film, it can become costly. I have to buy actual rolls of film, have them processed(developed) and digitized to edit on a computer. Website Design/Templates:
The film already has it's own website domain and will be able to view on the site along with the entire one year process documentation and much more.Print Artist Book
This project is not just a class assignment but a life experience for myself and my family. At the conclusion of the film, i will put together a book recording my entire process, evaluations, notes, stored documents such as his letters, photos etc...