My sister Jacqueline and I were making a documentary about her struggle in this life to become a Buddhist nun in an urban environment. She not only believed in Buddhism, but Christianity and several other religions as well. She battled mental illness diagnoses and drug addiction. We thought it would be interesting to shoot a funny documentary about her journey to become a Buddhist nun in her new stomping grounds of Korea town. We wanted to buy a wig to hide her shaved head from our Jewish family. Jacqui was a beautiful, talented artist and free thinker. Her message to the world is that friendship is what life is all about. To quote Jacqui in our documentary footage, "It's all about love." All of the music and artwork presented are original pieces by Jacqui. This is a one of a kind documentary and it needs your help to be completed. Jacqui is wondering why it hasn't been finished after six years since her death in March of 2012. And I can only reply by positing that I needed more time to come to terms with everything that happened surrounding Jacqui's passing. It's a challenge to encapsulate this greater than life character on screen for who she really was but with the right editor we can make our vision come to fruition. Jacqui will be missed on this earth by many but forgotten by nobody.
We need to raise $13,018 because the film is only a rough cut right now. We need to hire a professional editor, colorist, sound re-recording mixer and then we can get the film into festivals and spread the word of Jacqui across the world. Thank you so much for your support over the years. You will make me and Jacqui so happy to be able to fulfill our vision.
Jacqui's "Jew for Jesus" rap:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYhHfxzFOsg
"GODS AS MY FRIENDS" UNOFFICIAL TRAILERhttps://youtu.be/Id_XK9BEgak
Nicole singing Jacqui's song, "Come On In" at Barbara Mendes' Open Mic at her gallery: