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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Here's How You Can Help Bring the Movie "Nesting Dolls" into the Big Screen/ Aqui Te Decimos Como Puedes Ayudar a Que La Pelicula Nesting Dolls Este en La Pantalla Grande


Conn rallies with her global LGBT fan base to create a powerful mainstream movement for female driven films

Nicole Conn’s new screenplay Nesting Doll is partly inspired by her own life and in particular the love she has for her own little man the subject of her multiple award winning documentary about her premature son Nicholas, born 100 days early and weighing just one pound.

The acclaimed little man feature earned Conn 12 Best Documentary Awards, along with the prestigious Cedar Sinai’s Courageous Beginnings Award and Family Pride’s Family Tree Award.  Syndicated critic Steven Warren wrote, “Conn makes Michael Moore look like an impartial observer… and how right he was!

little man went on to be acknowledged in three separate “TOP TEN FILM OF THE YEAR” lists before Showtime picked up the powerful true story for a seven year run on their network not to mention the Showtime led Emmy campaign for the heart-wrenching film.
All in all, a remarkable achievement when taking into consideration women are not just under-represented but also misrepresented in media. Not surprisingly, in 2012 women comprised a small 18% of all directors, executive producers, producers, writers, cinematographers, and editors working on the top 250 domestic grossing films. A mere increase of two percentage points from 2010 and one percentage point from 1998.  Also, women accounted for just 9% of directors working on the top 250 films in 2012, an increase in four percentage points from 2011 and with no increase at all from women directors working in 1998.

“When you have women behind the scenes in power you see more women on screen, and that’s why this discussion is so important. Melissa Silverstein (Founder/Editor Women & Hollywood)

Conn is committed to the fight to turn these statistics ‘on their head’.  Her multiple award winning films “Claire of The Moon”, “Elena Undone” and “A Perfect Ending” have garnered thousands of loyal fans with one supporter in particular opening a remarkable opportunity for the writer/director.

Australian registered nurse Chakinta (Linda) Jones had recently lost her partner of many years to breast cancer and felt compelled to contact Conn to talk about the future of women in film.  Reality hit home for the Australian prompting her to make an incredible ‘donation’ to the writer/director.  Chakinta has since prepared legal documentation awarding a percentage of her estate to the writer/director upon the Australian’s passing. Conversations between Conn and the #1 Nesting Doll donor have continued for months before a decision was made to create a Legacy Fund in both of their names affording Nicole the freedom to take her work into the mainstream.

Making movies about strong women for the general public has always been this writer/directors’ dream. Conn was able to reach a broad audience through the Marriage Equality PSA, “She4Me”, which she conceptualized from Jen Foster’s famous love ballad, “She”. Reveling in the success of the million time viewed mainstream marketed viral video, Conn is even more inspired to make her first feature film targeting that same audience.
Nesting Doll is a story within a story within a story and orbits around a most utterly compelling myriad of love, pain and anguish that we know to be the mother/daughter relationship. It’s about four strong women who find the answers and unconditional love they have each been looking for through the ubiquitous eyes of a pure, innocent and extraordinary young ‘teacher’. The film also tells the one love story Conn has personally wanted to create: both on celluloid and in real life since Nicholas’ birth.

Says Conn, “My long term vision is to Act As If.  I’m making this film as if it’s ten years in the future when a film like this will be marketed as a movie about four strong women who find their truth through the pure and unconditional love of a wheelchair bound nine year old boy.”

Conn is honored and humbled by what Chakinta wants to bestow as her legacy. We aim to market the Chakinta Conn Film Legacy fund with the hopes of generating much needed revenue to enable Nicole to continue to write and direct powerful and compelling real life stories about women for mainstream release.

The fund will also house the generous monthly donations Nicole receives from her amazing fans who watch her films not once or twice, but ten, twenty and sometimes even 50+ times over! Nicole’s fans are mesmerized by how she flawlessly captures the absolute truth in the challenges women face in everyday life, whether falling in love or having a premature infant.
Says Conn, “This movie is the penultimate story of one of life’s heartbreakingly complex relationships that I can’t wait to tell!”

But she can’t do it alone. We need your help. Please follow @NestingDollFilm @NicoleConn and @MelkePR on twitter and like the Nesting Doll Facebook page. If you would like to help us in a bigger way, please join NCFF (Nicole Conn Film Family) by emailing to become a part of our global fundraising and marketing team to take Nesting Doll to the general public.

Stay tuned for more updates about Nesting Doll!


Nicole Conn – Writer/Director/Producer
Multiple award-winning writer/director Nicole Conn has been a die-hard romantic and black and white film aficionado from the age of seven. Once referred to as “The Frank Capra of the 90s” by the Austin Daily News, this writer director has been celebrated and awarded many times over for her work, her dedication and her unique storytelling abilities.
Conn, known for writing and directing smart female focused films has the innate ability to transform the way women perceive themselves upon viewing her “no one makes a love story like Nicole Conn” films.

She is celebrated for her writing of unique characters and compelling storylines and has amassed an adoring global fan base. Known as an “actor’s director, Conn goes to great pains to “find the two needles in the haystack”.  Her impeccable casting ensures moviegoers are enamored by the palpable chemistry between her leads.
Says Conn, “I have received thousands of letters from women who were moved by  “Elena Undone” and “A Perfect Ending”. Many went on to say how they felt personally connected, because it seemed like the movies were made just for them and it was THEIR life story up on the screen!”

Sue Melke- Producer
Sue Melke, founder and CEO of Melke Pty Ltd (Sydney, Australia) takes a client-centered approach to branding and marketing by matching corporate brands with film and entertainment properties.

She was the National Publicity & Promotions Director for Sydney’s Dendy and Melbourne’s Kino cinemas, and worked with the Sydney Film Festival co-ordinating media campaigns for film releases and publicity for actors including Emmy award-winner, Helen Mirren, Daniel Day Lewis, and Colin Firth, and directors Academy Award-nominees/winners, Lasse Hallstrom, Kenneth Brannagh, Mike Leigh and Spike Lee.

More recently, Melke produced SHE4ME the Marriage Equality PSA viral video, directed by Nicole Conn, with over 1 million views on You Tube. Possessing a solid understanding of the power of product placement and the corporate dollar, Melke has a unique perspective when it comes to product elevation that brings many brands together into one promotion, targeting the same demographic, and then utilizes each brand’s data base to achieve cross promotion of the collective message.  The undeniable benefit in this approach is, the directive is heard by millions in comparison to tens of thousands.

Dean Andre – Producer
Dean is an accomplished musical director, Recording Artist, Producer, Sound Designer and Composer.  He has created musical scores for hundreds of movies, television shows and records, and his talent and awards distinguish him as a legend in the music and audio industries.  Andre has received two Emmy nominations for his compositions. His Scores and featured music were delivered to Filmation Studios.

Andre has worked on such productions as “Aladdin” and “The Little Mermaid”, “The Contract”, “The Maker”, “XII”, “Fish Don’t Blink”, “B-Girl”, “Five Star Day”, “Emerald Acres”, “The Cross”, “Call of Duty: Black Ops”, “The Wayshower”, “The MisInformant” with Jack Black, “Glamour Reel Moments” and “Panasonic’s Celebrity Hookup” in addition to hundreds of other film, gaming, television and commercial productions. Andre has also worked with recording artists including Dweezel Zappa, Nikka Costa, Liberace & Aaron Fresh.

Steve Tyler- Producer
Tyler can be seen in “King Pin”, “Something About Mary”, “Me, Myself & Irene”, “Shallow Hal”, “Dumb & Dumber” and “The Three Stooges’. Other film roles include “Boy’s Life 3”, written and directed by Jason Gould, and “A River Made to Drown In” – starring Richard Chamberlin and Michael Imperioli. In 2000, he starred as Matthew Haines in “The Journey of Jared Price” a coming-of-age film- written, produced and directed by Academy Award winner Dustin Lance Black (Milk).

Tyler was the national spokesman for Big Brothers of America for 5 years and spent 22 years as the national spokesman for Jewish Big Brothers of America. A tireless advocate, volunteer and fundraiser for at -risk youth, animal welfare causes and LGBT issues, Tyler was appointed to the California Council for the Humanities. Using his status as an established actor/activist, with over 40 theatrical productions to his credit, he has produced theatrical fundraisers that include: “Ellen DeGeneres LIVE In Concert”, “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” benefit and Star-studded staged readings of “Boys in the Band” and “Valley of the Dolls”.

Tyler’s personal philanthropy and record-setting fundraising efforts have made him one of the top fundraisers in Los Angeles and the State of California. He proudly champions causes that support equality and human rights.

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El nuevo guión de Nicole Conn "Nesting Dolls" está inspirado en parte por su propia vida y, en particular, el amor que le tiene a su "Pequeño Hombre" el tema de su multiplemente galardonado documental sobre su hijo prematuro Nicolás, nacido 100 días temprano y con un peso de sólo una libra.

La característica "Pequeño Hombre aclamado le ganó a Conn el ser llamado uno de los 12 Mejores Documentales, junto con valientes Comienzos el prestigioso Premio de Cedar Sinaí y Premio árbol genealógico del orgullo de la familia. El Crítico Sindicado Steven Warren escribió, "Conn hace que Michael Moore parezca un observador imparcial... y ¡cuánta razón tenía!

"Pequeño Hombre” pasó a ser reconocido en tres ocasiones separadas en el  "TOP TEN DE LA PELÍCULA DEL AÑO" antes de que Showtime escogiera a la poderosa historia real para hacer una corrida de siete años en su red y Showtime llevó la campaña para el Emmy por la película desgarradora.

En definitiva, un logro notable si se tiene en cuenta que las mujeres no son sólo insuficientemente representadas, sino también falsificadas en los medios de comunicación. No en vano, en 2012 las mujeres representaban un pequeño 18% de todos los directores, productores ejecutivos, productores, escritores, cineastas y editores que trabajan en las 250 películas más taquilleras domésticos. Un mero aumento de dos puntos porcentuales en 2010 y un punto porcentual a partir de 1998. Además, las mujeres representaron sólo el 9% de los directores que trabajan en las 250 películas en 2012, un aumento de cuatro puntos porcentuales en 2011 y sin ningún aumento en absoluto de directores de las mujeres que trabajan en 1998.

"Cuando tienes a las mujeres detrás de las escenas en el poder que se ven más mujeres en la pantalla, y por eso este debate es tan importante. - Melissa Silverstein (Fundador / Editor de la Mujer y Hollywood)

Conn está comprometida con la lucha para convertir estas estadísticas "en su cabeza". Sus galardonadoas varias películas de "Claire de la luna", "Elena Undone" y "A Perfect Ending" han cosechado miles de fieles seguidores con un partidario, en particular, la apertura de una oportunidad extraordinaria para la escritora / directora.

Enfermera australiana Chakinta (Linda) Jones había perdido recientemente a su pareja de muchos años debido al cáncer de mama y se sintió obligada a ponerse en contacto con Conn para hablar sobre el futuro de las mujeres en el cine. Realidad que dió en el blanco para la australiana que provocó que ella haga una increíble 'donación' a la escritora / directora. Chakinta tiene ya preparada la documentación legal adjudicando un porcentaje de su patrimonio a la escritora / directora respecto a la muerte de la australiana. Las conversaciones entre Conn y el donante # 1 de “Nesting Dolls” han seguido durante meses antes de que se tomó la decisión de crear un Fondo del Legado en ambos de sus nombres que ofrezcan a Nicole la libertad de llevar su trabajo al público corriente.
Hacer películas sobre mujeres fuertes para el público en general ha sido siempre el sueño de esta escritora / directora. Conn fue capaz de llegar a un público amplio a través del video de la igualdad de la boda de PSA, "She4Me", que se conceptualiza de la famosa balada de amor de Jen Foster, "Ella". Deleitándose en el éxito del vídeo viral con millones de vistas, Conn está aún más inspirada para hacer que su primer largometraje sea dirigido a esa misma audiencia.

“Nesting Dolls” es una historia dentro de una historia dentro de una historia y de las órbitas de alrededor de una miríada más totalmente convincente del amor, el dolor y la angustia que sabemos que son la relación madre / hija. Es a cerca de cuatro mujeres fuertes que encuentran las respuestas y el amor incondicional que cada uno haya estado buscando a través de los ojos ubicuos de una joven "maestro" puro, inocente y extraordinario. La película también cuenta la historia de un amor que Conn ha querido personalmente crear: tanto en la celuloide y en la vida real desde el nacimiento de su hijo Nicolás.
Conn dice, "Mi visión de largo plazo es actuar “como si”. Estoy haciendo esta película como si se trata de diez años en el futuro, cuando una película como ésta se comercializa como una película sobre cuatro mujeres fuertes que encuentran su verdad, por el amor puro e incondicional de niño de nueve años en una silla de ruedas”.

Conn es honrada y humilde por lo que Chakinta quiere otorgarle como su legado. Nuestro objetivo es promocionar el Fondo del Legado del Cine de Chakinta. Conn con la esperanza de generar ingresos muy necesarios para permitirle a Nicole a seguir escribiendo y las historias de la vida real poderosas y convincentes dirigidos hacia las mujeres para la liberación del publico en masa. 

El fondo también albergará las generosas donaciones mensuales que Nicole recibe de sus increíbles fans que ven sus películas no una vez o dos veces, sino diez, veinte e incluso a veces más de 50 veces! Los fans de Nicole están fascinados por cómo ella perfectamente captura la verdad absoluta en los desafíos que enfrentan las mujeres en la vida cotidiana, ya sea enamorarse o tener un bebé prematuro.

Dice Conn, "Esta película es la penúltima historia de una de las relaciones desgarradoramente complejas de la vida que no puedo esperar para decirle!"
Pero ella no puede hacerlo sola. Necesitamos tu ayuda. Por favor, siga
@NestingDollFilm @NicoleConn and @MelkePR on twitter y darle like al la Página de Nesting Doll de Facebook. Si desea ayudarnos de una manera más grande, por favor, únase NCFF (Nicole Conn Cine Familiar) por correo electrónico a se convierta en una parte de nuestra recaudación de fondos y equipo de marketing mundial para llevar a “Nesting Dolls” al público en general.

Manténgase atento a las actualizaciones sobre “Nesting Dolls”!

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