Nov/Dec 2005 Newsletter
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POST PRODUCTION HAS BEEN
I am sad to report that the post production on the
film has been completely stalled.
We had a Hard Drive crash and Lost
two months of work!
In order to continue it is imperative
that we buy a DV Deck so that we can digitize our media.
the two months of work we lost) Owning a DV Deck is much more cost
than renting because it gives our volunteer editors
freedom to work on the film when they have time.
we are seeking funding for $3,000.00. Most of this money will be used to
the new DV Deck (approximate cost: $1,800.00). The
remainder is for marketing and technical support.
or daily updates check out our BLOG. Also see our website
STATUS for detailed information.
For current or daily updates
check out our BLOG.
Also see our website under STATUS for detailed
Click on the link below to donate money toward the
via the BHPhoto Gift Card.
click here to make a donation toward the purchase of the
The New Year
The film WILL BE COMPLETED in 2006!
We now have technicians in our corner to make
sure past mistakes are not repeated. The entire year is dedicated
to fundraising for Picture Lock Editing and Sound Mixing. With
special people like you,
the film can find its worldwide audience
and the first step for change will be taken.
in 2006 our Non Profit status WILL BE FINALIZED!
After months of research we found a Non Profit who can extend
fiscal sponsorship to "FREE to a Good
Fundraising Dinners and
If you would like to sponsor a
screening fundraising dinner, please contact us.
donations arrangements can be made for advanced DVD/VHS copies (of the
rough cut) or private screenings. Please contact us to make arrangements.
Contact 310.492.5569 FREEtoaGoodHome@aol.com
School and other
institutions may also request screenings of the Rough Cut for educational
Other ways to support the completion
of the film VOLUNTEER!
Volunteers are needed
all over the country and the world. Ask us how you can
In Los Angeles? You can help us in Post Production! Email
us for details!
Click here to contact
The PURPOSE of this
movie is to ENLIGHTEN those who
have NO IDEA of what is going on in
our Animal Shelters.
AFTER SEEING THE FILM no one COULD POSSIBLY BE
naÃ¯ve ENOUGH TO DROP THE FAMILY PET at the local
confident that it will go to a good home.
after screenings have ALL stated "they had no idea"
they would be willing to foster, rescue, and not drop
shelters as a solution to rehoming.)
Pets in America have
become as disposable as the latest fad.
This film, like grass
roots animal rescue groups, has been made entirely
by donation. WE
ARE GRATEFUL FOR ALL THE CONTINUED SUPPORT!
And we HOPE YOU WILL
remember us this holiday season.
here to more images from the movie
May 2005 filmmaker and
entrepreneur Judy Crozier
joined the staff of Golddiggers, the
designer of Jezebelle collars,
owned by entrepreneur and fellow
(Sparky & the Gang), Sherri Stankewitz.
and Stankewitz have the same philosophy putting
and creative talents to good use to
further their philanthropic
efforts in animal rescue
Purchase Jezebelle's through the
website and ALL proceeds go toward the completion of the
click here to shop for
Penny - the
Pinned Pit Puppy! is STILL available for
Penny was dropped
off by Animal Control at a local vet to be euthanized but the vet couldn't
With TWO broken FRONT legs and MULTIPLE fractures in her
the vet contacted some rescue groups to take over the care
No one group would take on Penny, FGH's filmmaker Judy
Crozier, jumped in.
She picked up the xrays and detailed medical
contacted several vets to find out costs and who
would be willing to work with Penny.
Pins or Plates? would she
walk? 3000 or 6000 dollars to repair? Who was qualified? Where would the
money come from?
We found a Doctor at Plaza Del Amo Animal
Hospital (Torrance, CA)
who was qualified (recommended) and willing
to arrange a good samartian discount.
Judy sent out an email,
Joan (AdoptAChowLA.com) sent out an email and
& the Gang) sent out an email...
and so on... funds were raised.
And the first of a few surgeries began. Penny was on the mend.
For the rest of the story (and more pictures) click on the link
If you would like to make a donation towards Penny's
(and her final follow up visit and xrays) please
or click the link below to make a
donation via the links on our website from PayPal or Amazon.
We also have this weeks rescues, BULLET and
BULLET was hit by a car and Judy and Sherri ran to
GRACE was starving to death and has an infection on her
We are looking for help boarding BULLET while his
owner/guardian or a NEW HOME is found.
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About this Newsletter and FREE to a Good
If you are hearing about FGH for
the first time here is some basic information.
The FGH newsletter will notify you of special events
related to our feature film,
FREE to a Good Home, including
screenings, fundraising events, film festival
distribution and how you can get the film for educational
"FREE to a Good Home" is a
gritty, realistic, film written, directed and produced by Judy Crozier. It
reveals the journey of Tala Loreto (Katherine Norland), a naïve Wyoming
tomboy lured into the emotional world of rescuing stray dogs.
Inspirational and informative, this film champions a young woman who finds
herself through challenging the system, one life at a
Footage of "FREE to a Good Home" has
been seen throughout Asia, and has also been used by the Doris Day Animal
League to pass legislation. When completed, it will be used to raise
awareness and funding for rescuers in LA, and throughout the
We need your help to get the
word out about upcoming fundraising events. Please, please forward this
newsletter: your support is essential to the completion of this movie.
EMAIL US if you would like us to mail you a packet of
for your mailing list or for just handing out.
Thanks again to ALL of you who have already provided help with
the movie and to those who plan on attending the events. I am so very
grateful for your ongoing support!
Please visit our website at
the link below for the Synopsis, Cast and Crew Bios, Info on Events and to
view our Trailers!
FREE to a Good Home MOVIE Website Link
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