Rakshita (Raks) Patel (rakspatel) wrote in mycroft_brolly,
Rakshita (Raks) Patel

Bridegroom - An American Love Story, A Documentary project in Los Angeles, CA

I saw this video and was so profoundly moved by it that I pledged money that I don't have (!) to support and back the project. Please can you watch the video, spread the word, and give as much money as you are able. THANK YOU.

Follow the link to watch the video:

Photo credit: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/452010736/bridegroom-an-american-love-story

Cut and pasted from the Kickstarter project website:

Why We Want to Make this Documentary

BRIDEGROOM, will tell the emotional journey of Shane Bitney Crone and Tom Bridegroom, two young men in a loving and committed relationship – a relationship that was cut tragically short by a misstep off the side of a roof. The story of what happened after this accidental death – of how people without the legal protections of marriage can find themselves completely shut out and ostracized - is poignant, enraging and opens a window onto the issue of marriage equality like no speech or lecture ever will.

On May 7, 2012, the anniversary of Tom’s death, Shane made a video tribute to his greatest love entitled “It Could Happen To You." This film, posted on YouTube, has gotten over 2.7 million hits and inspired over 50 thousand e-mails and comments on YouTube and Facebook. The impact of Shane’s original film and the raw nerve it touched for so many, tells us this is an important story that needs to be told ... and told now.

Follow the link to the Kickstarter website for the full details:

Follow our progress:

LATEST UPDATE: The filmmakers have raised the money they needed now and so the film will be made and shown in cinemas this autumn - HOORAY!
Tags: big society, film, lgbt, politics
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