Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: awesome, Documentary, Film, happy, Helping, NJ, Oprah, really awesome, Video
Filed under: Zach | Tags: california, cartoon art museum, Documentary, Film, help, Helping, san francisco, Volunteer, volunteermatch.org
Greetings Good Works Fans! Wisedog here with a rare update. I know, we never talk any more. It’s awful.
I’m writing this from high above the snow-covered Sierra Nevada Mountains on my return trip home, after a great day of Good Works Stuff. I spent most of the day yesterday in transit to San Fran (10 1/2 hours on 3 planes. It was awesome, but I admit I missed the van.) But once I arrived in the beautiful City by the Bay, the shades went on and I cruised this hip town in style!
First, I got to go to a reception at the Cartoon Art Museum, where I showed our finished product of The Good Works Tour movie to the attendees of the 2009 National Conference on Volunteerism and Service, including our friends at VolunteerMatch.org. The Good Works Tour casually hung amongst the brilliant works of cartoon, animation, and comic book art displayed in the museum, as I chatted it up and exercised my networking muscles.
It was great to meet-up again with many of the friends GWT met at Volunteer Match when we passed through last summer. We’d like to thank Robert at VM a million times for inviting us to come to the reception, setting us up in San Franciscio, and for the great connections he helped us make.
I met a lot of fantastic and dedicated people last night, many of whom are doing fabulous things and really helping their communities, and the world through their work. It was an honor to be counted in their presence, and to have our project and our film noticed.
Personally, I was just super stoked to have OUR cartoon [spoiler!] hanging in the Cartoon Art Museum, right next to Mel Blanc, Daffy Duck, and four familiar hobbits for the evening. And it was totally awesome that The Good Works Tour was displayed in the same museum as this:
The Cartoon Art Museum had a massive and very comprehensive exhibit on Watchmen, and I got to totally nerd out for a little while.
Afterward, I meandered around the corner to the very chic and sincerely cool 111 Minna Gallery where we presented a screening of the film alongside their usual Sketch Tuesdays. If you were there, you know how awesome a time it was! Otherwise, you totally missed out. Thanks to the great folks at 111 for being so accommodating.
True to Good Works form, I must also thank my friend Rachel for her hospitality for the evening. It helps to have good friends in far places.
All in all, I had a wonderful time, and it felt a wee bit like I was back on the road for one more day!
Thanks for reading, and please keep checking back, to find out when the Good works Tour is showing their film in YOUR area, and how you can soon acquire your very own DVD of our much-hyped motion picture!
Filed under: James | Tags: Collingswood, good works tour, help, Helping, Oprah, Road Trip, Travel, van, Video, Volunteer, Volunteerism
Well, with the film done, we are sending it off to various places. First up, San Fran! If you happen to be going to the 2009 National Conference on Volunteering and Service, come check us out on June 23rd at 111 Mina Gallery at 9PM. Thanks to our friends at VolunteerMatch, if you are lucky enough to attend their dinner that evening, you will also be seeing the film.
Something to discuss, next week the GWT will be sending videos to everyone they worked with and copies to Oprah, Conan, The Today Show, MiND TV, MTV, the NJ Film Festival, and many other places. Where ELSE should we send copies?
Filed under: James | Tags: good works tour, Helping, Oprah, Road Trip, Travel, Video, Volunteer, Volunteerism
Schdule us for a showing by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. This weekend was a huge success!
Filed under: James | Tags: Documentary, Helping, Oprah, Road Trip, Travel, Video, Volunteer
GOOD WORKS TOUR OFFICIAL PREMIERE!
FRIDAY May 29
The Loft upstairs at 100 Merchant Street in Audobon, NJ
$5 (Free if you are or bring Oprah/Barack Obama)
Filed under: James | Tags: Helping, Oprah, Road Trip, Travel, van, Video, Volunteer, Volunteerism
WOO!!! GOOD WORKS TOUR OFFICIAL PREMIERE IN AUDOBON AT THE LOFT AT THE AUCTION HOUSE:
Friday May 29th
100 West Merchant Street in Audubon, New Jersey
$5 (to help out the space, The Loft, so this cool venue can cover rent)
Be there or be rectangular!
Filed under: James | Tags: good works tour, Helping, nonprofit, Oprah, Road Trip, Travel, Video, Volunteer
Much love to everyone at TCNJ last night. We got a lot of great feed back and even had some very supportive audience members. A few reviews below:
“I never cry at movies. I did at that.” (apparently this is a good thing)
“Why were you shaking your butts so much?”
“You guys made me want to be a better person.”
“Umm… you said there’d be pizza here?”
More info on showings coming soon! Keep May 29th open….