My name is Jessica Roemischer. I’m a pianist and storyteller, New York-born and raised. I live now in Sydney, Australia. In these times of challenge and uncertainty, wherever you are in the world, I hope this finds you well.
I’m asking for your support to manifest a dream I've held for a long time. It's a vision of hope and inspiration - a music and story video called, "A Love Song to The Earth."
Why the Need?
One year ago, most of us couldn't imagine life today. Our challenges and the need for deep healing, are far and wide. A New Year will be upon us, the holidays are approaching. We need messages of REAL hope and REAL meaning - a vision that touches the hearts and lives of all who experience it. That's my goal.
What You'll Make Possible...
"A Love Song to The Earth," is a 5-7 minute video produced with a small team of talented and dedicated individuals. It's a message of love, hope and faith at this very challenging time.
To give this gift for the Holiday season - a time that will be difficult for many - filming needs to start on November 29th. That's the urgency.
Dawn is breaking on the Pacific, at the edge of the oldest continent on earth--Australia. A majestic, grand piano sits high on a bluff, overlooking the ocean. The magnificence of nature's glory emerges with the new light. The ancient musical sound of the didgeridoo ripples out, filling the silence. As the sun rises, an evocative story begins with lilting piano melodies...unfolding...calling to the heart with a vision of our world healed.
Here's more about what you'll help us give the world...
The centerpiece of the video is an uplifting story with my original piano music, accompanied by Gumaroy Newman, one of the finest Indigenous musicians in Australia. The video is filmed in captivating, high-definition aerial and land photography by acclaimed filmmaker, Jim Hare.
The story, music and gorgeous location shots celebrate our humanity--the unique gifts and essential goodness in each of us.
Including the children...
Including nature and the living world...
As we vitalize the ancient peoples walking the earth, and from whence we come...
And awaken to our place in the cosmos...
This is our Universal message of hope. Please support us!
Meet the "Love Song to The Earth" Team...
Jessica Roemischer - I'm an award-winning pianist and storyteller. My life is dedicated to enlivening the human spirit through word and music. My original piano pieces, acclaimed memoir, and inspirational podcast reach audiences around the world. This project is a dream come true.
Joe Arthur - As the Pro AV Product Marketing Manager at Roland Corporation, with his in-depth understanding of product, marketing, technologies and design, Joe brings many talents to this project. He's contributing as an artistic director, audio engineer, photographer, logistics facilitator and a talented 'weather guru' (essential!) for this location shoot.
Jim Hare - With over 30 years experience in Film, TV, Music and Multimedia, Jim brings a wealth of knowledge and a unique perspective to this project, assisting in concept development, and captivating, high-definition drone and land-based videography and editing. Jim's credits include Academy Award-winning films, The Matrix and The Great Gatsby, and music videos for iconic bands like INXS, Crowded House, AC/DC, and many more.
Gumaroy Newman - Gumaroy is an indigenous performer, yidaki (didgeridu) player, traditional song man, poet, and cultural educator. A proud descendant of the Gamilaroi and Wakka Wakka nations, Gumaroy has performed in over 40 countries, including at the Glastonbury and Vancouver festivals. He has worked with spiritual leader, His Holiness The Dalai Lama, and with numerous artists, including the innovative, American hip hop group, Arrested Development.
Sponsorship and Your Donation
This video is proudly sponsored by the Roland Corporation, a global leader in music. Roland is making a lot possible! Like the challenge of placing a magnificent grand piano at the edge of the ocean. Thanks to Roland, we're benefiting from Joe Arthur's artistic input and direction. Roland is also funding Gumaroy Newman, one of Australia's great Indigenous musicians, whose playing will feature in the film. Insurance, and required permits are covered. As a result of Roland's sponsorship, a wide audience is assured!
But your support is needed! Here's why...
We need the funds to pay our esteemed videographer, Jim Hare. He's generously filming and editing the video at a fraction of the cost for a project of this quality. As well, the additional production details will be covered.
Jessica is writing and producing this project 'pro bono.'
Your support is needed ASAP so we can complete "A Love Song to The Earth" for the holidays.
EVERY donation is greatly appreciated and will make this possible! For $100 or more, you'll receive the soundtrack as a downloadable mp3. For your generous donation of $500 or more, you'll be acknowledged in the video notes. For donations of $1000 or more, you'll become a major benefactor, listed in the credits at the close of the video.
With your donation at any level, you'll help us create a beacon of love, hope and healing for the world. It's a vision I've held in my heart for a long, long time.
Please help us fulfill this dream! Thank you so much!
From the "Love Song to The Earth" team,
Here's a recent performance in the same spirit. Please do support us. Thank you!
- Victor Webster
- Lee-Ann Haynes-Folan
- Peter Mumford
- Colin Smith