Chicago Filmmaker Needs Support
Chicago, IL, September 17, 2012 --(PR.com)-- Chicago screenwriter/producer Vera J. Brooks believes
the kindness of strangers can help her produce her feature film, “The Storm Within.” She's requesting
individual contributions of $1 to produce the project this fall. In 2011, Brooks was a finalist in the
American Black Film Festival/Gospel Music Channel Screenplay Competition. Over the past decade,
Brooks has produced two short films, one that received an Honorable Mention in the Chris Wetzel
Comedy Film Competition. She also produced 40 staged readings as the co-founder and Executive
Director of Chicago ScriptWorks, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to presenting original
screenplays by writers from all over the country.
Brooks recalls a similar request for support. “In 1987, a young man with the dream to attend college
wrote legendary Sun-Times columnist Bob Greene requesting that he publish his letter asking readers to
send one penny to help him reach his goal. The world answered,” says Brooks.
A trailer for the film can be viewed at www.indiegogo.com/thestormwithin where contributions can also
be made. The name of every person that contributes $1 will be listed in the closing credits of the film.
“This can be successful with 'word of mouth' and lots of faith,” said Brooks.
'The Storm Within” tells the story of Lorraine Peterson, whose quiet home is turned upside down during
the Chicago Blizzard of 1967. Seven guests are stranded in her home for four days, including her brother,
whom she blames for her husband's death. Lorraine has no choice-- she must face those she's shut out of
her life-- and her biggest fears. Illiteracy and agoraphobia are social issues addressed in the family drama.
The Indiegogo campaign is in progress through Monday, October 1st 2012.
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