It's an exciting and nerve-wracking time here for all of us who poured our hearts and souls into RETURN TO ZERO. As most of you know we finished the film a few months ago and have been submitting to top-tier film festivals around the world. The film stars Minnie Driver and addresses pregnancy loss.
The big early 2014 festivals we have entered are Sundance, Berlin, South by Southwest & TriBeCa. We have submitted to these world-class festivals and will be waiting impatiently to hear where we will be having our World Premiere!
Stay tuned to the RTZ Facebook page
for up-to-the-minute information.
How You Can Help!
We keep getting asked by the amazing people in our community how they can help the film. There are 2 ways.
First, let's keep the pledges coming! We have over 130,000 people who have pledged to see RETURN TO ZERO when it is released in theaters--and the more people who pledge, the more theaters we will be able to release the film in. The pledge links in multiple languages are HERE
Second, marketing and promoting the film at festivals will not be cheap. It usually costs between $50,000 and $75,000 (or more!) to bring an independent film to a festival and make a big splash!
To that end, our credit offer is still available for $250 in which you can have your name or the name of a loved one in the final credits of the film. More information on that HERE
You can also buy your RTZ T-shirts for $20 each (plus shipping)! The link to order yours is HERE
Or you can simply donate a few dollars to the cause HERE
on our website.
Every dollar will go directly toward deferring our festival costs and helping us to make RETURN TO ZERO's World Premiere a silence-shattering event!
Return To Zero--the Book
We received over 600 submissions for the upcoming anthology "Three Minus One: Parents' Stories of Love & Loss" from the RTZ community! Thank you to all of you for your heartfelt, passionate stories, poetry, artwork and photography.
We are going through every submission with care and will be announcing the 60 who will be included in the book in the coming weeks!
As we approach October 15th...
is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day here in the U.S. and I have had the honor of attending 2 incredible Remembrance Walks this year.
The first was the Colorado Walk to Remember
in Littleton, Colorado on September 28th and the second was the OC Walk to Remember
in Tustin, California on October 5th. In total, over 5,000 people came together to share their stories and memories, cry and laugh together all in the names of the babies we have lost.
To the organizers of these events--THANK YOU! You have brought such healing and hope to our community.
To those of you out there who have not attended one--GO! We have a thread on our Facebook page
of Remembrance Walks around the U.S. and the world. Add yours or see if there is one in your community.
And if there isn't one in your area--START ONE! This is another amazing way of how we are BREAKING THE SILENCE TOGETHER!
As always, thank you so much for your support of the film!