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Jacqueline Zwiren Documentary

$8,481 of $13,018 goal

Raised by 16 people in 12 months
Created August 7, 2018
Nicole Zwiren
on behalf of Bruno Kohfield-Galeano
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.



Love snippet

Jacqui's "Jew for Jesus" rap:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYhHfxzFOsg

"GODS AS MY FRIENDS" UNOFFICIAL TRAILER
https://youtu.be/Id_XK9BEgak 
Nicole singing Jacqui's song, "Come On In" at Barbara Mendes' Open Mic at her gallery:
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Please visit our updated website of the documentary: Gods As my Friends: www.godsasmyfriends.com
And stay tuned for upcoming screening dates. We are looking for a nonprofit organization to team up with when we start showing the film. If you have any connections to a nonprofit that you think is appropriate then please contact me.
Thank you!
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Please spread the word about the screening this Sunday at 12 noon. All details are available at the website www.fanaticfilmfest.com and buy your tickets now! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fanatic-film-fest-tickets-61123273356?fbclid=IwAR2jWAFm6Lbz3Ibr9ROJqOjh2qBvAV3tULi7Ci8-B3nYo97lt6KoNFCKIZY
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I have a wonderful update for you all to participate in. We have nearly completed editing the film and it will be screening at a film festival as 95 percent of the way completed. The film festival is called the Fanatic Film Fest https://www.fanaticfilmfest.com/tickets and you can buy tickets (very reasonably priced) at their site listed above. The film is going to screen at 12 noon on Sunday, May 19th at Lobell Theaters in Culver City. The exact address will be revealed upon purchase of the movie ticket. Please email me for a half-off coupon code @ nicoleknows@gmail.com and if you have any questions about the screening. Hope to see you all there. God Bless you and thanks so much for your support! More screening dates and distribution information to come!
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Hey there people,
We have been working hard on editing the documentary and it is now down to 89 minutes long and looking much more like a finished piece now. We are planning on uploading the new cut onto a private vimeo page so we can send it to those of you who are interested in giving your opinion on it. We would appreciate any feedback people can give so that we can make the project just right in it's completion. The next step would be to do the audio edit and color correction. After that we will focus on the distribution. Hopefully we can get the film into some big film festivals before getting distribution online and to video on demand, etc.
Thanks so much for the support you have given us. Please contact me if you would like to give your input on the latest cut of the documentary.
G-d Bless,
Nicole
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Raised by 16 people in 12 months
Created August 7, 2018
Nicole Zwiren
on behalf of Bruno Kohfield-Galeano
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