Q: Financially, how did you
pull this off?
In the beginning, money was the last thing on my mind, even though
I knew somewhere in the far reaching corner of my brain that it
was a serious issue for us. My enthusiasm for the story encouraged
my partners to "jump off of the cliff" with me. My partner,
Michael Miller, had been with me 20 years ago when I made the first
film. There was very little debate, it was just understood amongst
us that we would make this film. With that said, we weren't fools
and we knew that we had to get to work to raise some money.
Actually, on day one, our crew was there filming without any funding.
I'll tell you this much... we didn't leave home without our American
Express card. We shot from April through August with no guarantee
of funds. There was a lot of interest, but nothing yet in bank and
for some reason it didn't distract us from our mission. Our responsibility
and our commitment to make this film overshadowed any of our economic
deficits. We just kept believing that something good would happen...and
then one day, it did.
(From an interview with Patti Obrow
White, director of "If I Could")
How To Contribute To The
Making and Distribution of "If I Could"
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to the documentary, "If I Could," you will be helping
with the future distribution and outreach plans for the film in
this community and other communities around the United States.
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