Friday, November 20, 2015

THE #TROUBLEWITHRAY KICKSTARTER: TEXAS LGBT RIGHTS ACTIVIST RAY HILL DOCUMENTARY

How well do you know your #LGBTHistory? A full-length documentary about loud & legendary Texas LGBT rights activist Ray Hill is in the works that will go a long way in educating the masses. The #TroubleWithRay shares the stories of some of the greatest civil rights legends in my home-state of Texas, and this incredibly important film could really use your support.
"The Trouble With Ray" documents the history of LGBT heroes in Texas, of all places, and provides a lively overview of a life lived courageously in a world where fear and shame rule. Thanks to a small group of activists – with Ray Hill’s shocking mouth at the megaphone – a thriving LGBT community was born in the heart of ultra-conservative Texas and proudly marched their concerns to the national stage. 

The #TroubleWithRay started out as a 6-minute video commissioned by Comcast for their online channel, Houston's Voice. From there, it was developed into a 24-minute short that premiered at at the Directors Guild of America Theater in Los Angeles as part of the 2014 Houston Film Commission’s Texas Filmmaker's Showcase and has since then screened at a number of other high profile film festivals.

This past March #TroubleWithRay screened at the American Documentary Film Festival and was successfully pitched feature-length project for consideration for the AmDocs Film Fund - now an official supporter of the project who will screen the final version upon completion.



If you have the means, please consider helping out. There are some amazing perks for donating to the #TROUBLEWITHRAY Kickstarter, too: everything from shoutouts on FB & Twitter, or a digital download of the completed film straight on up to a Co-Producer title in the film's credits, an invitation to the film premiere, and a very special lunch or dinner with the film's creative team and the man himself, Ray Hill. So, let's spread the word so this important part of our history can be documented and shared with the world, and generations to come.

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Kickstarter: bit.ly/rayhilldoc
Facebook: facebook.com/thetroublewithray 
Twitter: twitter.com/troublewithray
Instagram: @thetroublewithray

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