Today I have something I want to share with you guys that is pretty personal. My brother Billy is a senior at Chapman and he is in the process of putting together his senior thesis film.
The film follows a gay couple, Tyler Francis and Ryan Hunt who have been together for over two years. The couple are very much in love and are about to start a family by adopting a son. As the adoption gets closer, Tyler realizes he must reveal a dark secret that he has kept from Ryan: his HIV-positive status. DISCLOSURE follows Ryan’s emotional journey after his discovery of Tyler’s status, exploring the emotional heartache, isolation and discrimination against those who are HIV-positive.
The film is very close to my heart as it is a very personal one for my brother who himself is gay (but not HIV positive). His dedication the cause is so amazing, and I want to help make his film a reality! That is where you all come in!
DISCLOSURE will run about 20 minutes in length and will be shot in the greater Los Angeles and Orange County areas during the first two weeks of March. It will then premiere at Dodge College, Chapman University in Mid-May.
How can I be a part of DISCLOSURE?
Making movies is expensive! That’s where you come in. Everyone on the project is working for free and in order to make a quality film, money needs to be spent on a camera, lighting & sound equipment, insurance, production design, locations, travel expenses, hair & makeup, and other working material and expenses. These expenses add up incredibly fast.
We are hoping to raise $10,000. This is about 10% over what we need, and thus 10% of all donated funds will go to UNTIL There’s A Cure.
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UNTIL There’s A Cure
UNTIL There’s A Cure is national non-profit charity dedicated to eradicating HIV/AIDS through awareness and funds. Until There’s A Cure was the first non-profit organization to create and sell a bracelet to raise funds for a cause. For more information please visit http://until.org/
UNTIL There’s a Cure stands out amongst the other HIV/AIDS non-profit organizations for it’s continued excellence and success in raising awareness and funds in fight against the virus.
How else can I contribute?
Fundraising relies on the power of the spoken word… please tell your friends, family and co-workers about us! Share our campaign on your preferred social network (Facebook, Twitter, Google +)! Help us spread the word and make the best possible film we can!
It’s just one click for you but it can mean a huge difference for DISCLOSURE.
If you have any additional questions please contact Billy at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are more than happy to answer any questions you may have and provide assistance through the donation process.
Together we can educate, increase awareness and help provide loving support for anyone who is HIV positive.
Please help Bill and HIV!
Peace, Love, and Be Sperry!