My friend, the talented filmmaker and screenwriter Angelo Bell, recently got out of the hospital after experiencing a saddle pulmonary embolism, a condition that could have been fatal had he not received prompt medical attention. While the bulk of his medical costs are covered, he's still responsible for a part of it, which is breaking his budget and putting an undue financial strain on him. As a result, he's started an IndieGoGo campaign to solicit donations for those costs.
|Saddle pulmonary embolism|
How will this money be used? I'll let Angelo explain that and the incentives for you toward his goal:
"Simply. All the money raised will go to help me catch up on rent and expenses, pay uncovered medical bills, buy meds and buy some cheap clothes (I lost so much weight 90% of my closet stuff is too big for me).
I have been given a second chance. I don't look at life the same way now. In order to take advantage of the opportunities before me I need to get settled financially and physically once again. Once I do that I'll be able to enjoy my children, my friends AND excel at my chosen profession -- PRODUCING GREAT CONTENT FOR FILM AND TELEVISION. This year I'm shooting a pilot dammit! My project BROKEN HEARTS CLUB has made the rounds on TV in the US, Canada, Italy, Belgium and the UAE. Now it's streaming on Amazon Instant Video. My indie thriller, RESURRECTION OF SERIOUS ROGERS has been downloaded over 40,000 times from all over the world. Last year a script analyst compared my screenplay, A PERFECT WEAPON to the Coen Brother's film, NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN. In the past 24 months I've met with executives at NBCUniversal 24 times to pitch TV show ideas to NBC, and ESQUIRE.
I just want to look back at 2014 and shake my head and whisper, "You didn't beat me!"
I HAVE SOMETHING FOR YOU :)
When you donate $25 or more you will receive a Twitter THANK YOU, a Facebook ATTABOY... PLUS: you'll get digital downloads of my best movies and screenplays, PLUS you'll be added to my private mailing list where you receive a FREE copy of any and every movie, screenplay or TV show I personally create PERIOD! FROM NOW ON."