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Unread postby ibbi 3 » Sat Nov 19, 2016 9:22 am



With Help of Hollywood Make A Film Foundation Grants Film Wish to 16-year-old Fighting Cancer

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Make a Film Foundation Grants Film Wishes (MAFF) to children who have serious or life-threatening medical conditions by teaming them with film industry professionals who help them to create short film legacies. MAFF is currently in production of THE BLACK GHIANDOLA written by Anthony Jonathan Conti with Scott Kosar (Texas Chainsaw Massacre) and additional writing by Wash Westmoreland (Still Alice). Anthony was diagnosed with stage 4 Adrenal Cortical Cancer in July. MAFF is making Anthony’s dream of writing and starring in his own film a reality. THE BLACK GHIANDOLA is a story about a young man risking his life to save a young girl he has grown to love, after his family has been killed in the Apocalyptic world of Zombies.

Hollywood has come in full force to make Anthony’s dream a reality. It is a completely Volunteer production. Those donating their time include: Actors: Johnny Depp (Pirates of the Caribbean); Academy Award Winner- J.K. Simmons (Whiplash); Laura Dern (Jurassic Park); Penelope Ann Miller (Birth of a Nation); Chad Coleman (The Walking Dead); Richard Chamberlain (Thornbirds); and an appearance by Writer/Director- David Lynch. Directors: Catherine Hardwicke (Twilight); Theodore Melfi (Hidden Figures); Sam Raimi (Spiderman Trilogy). Supervising Producers: Peter Farrelly (There’s Something About Mary) and Sean Furst (Daybreakers). Producers: Tamika Lamison, Adele Rene, Bettina Fisher. The film shoots Nov. 18th-20th.

In addition to creating a film, Anthony visited the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, took a photo with an Oscar and screened a previous short film he created at the Samuel Goldwyn Theatre. His growing list of Face-times, Fans and phone calls include: Spike Jonze, Dylan McDermott, Bruce Davison, Ben Affleck and cast members of The Walking Dead’ including Andrew Lincoln (Rick Grimes) and Chad Coleman (Tyreese). For more information or to donate visit: http://www.makeafilmfoundation.org Contact: Founder/Exec. Director: Tamika Lamison 323-273-9954.



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Unread postby SnoopyDances » Sat Nov 19, 2016 9:36 am

:thanks!: ibbi!

Looks like Johnny is wearing scrubs and covered in blood...again... :lol:

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Unread postby Chocolat » Sat Nov 19, 2016 11:17 am

SnoopyDances wrote::thanks!: ibbi!

Looks like Johnny is wearing scrubs and covered in blood...again... :lol:



You are so right, SnoopyDances! :lol:
Johnny always finds the time to help others. Bless his heart. :goodvibes:

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Unread postby Theresa » Sat Nov 19, 2016 12:41 pm

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Really?!?!? I got to work with this great today!!! What a sweeet giving heart he has! My faith in humanity was restored today. It takes ones persons story to move you and then create magic we experienced today/tonight. I am so grateful for everyone involved. Stay open hearted and let the rest unravel.

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Unread postby Theresa » Sat Nov 19, 2016 12:41 pm

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Working with #JohnnyDepp, Laura Dern, Richard Chamberlain, @chadlcoleman, David-frickin-Lynch... because #charity film project via #MakeaFilmFoundation, helping 16-year-old Anthony Conti's vision become reality.

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Unread postby ibbi 3 » Sat Nov 19, 2016 3:29 pm

Text from the first instagram is ;

baobabtWe are so grateful that Johnny Depp showed up to help make Anthony Conti's film dream come true for his make a film foundation project -it was a surreal set with so many amazing people, crew and cast working so hard including Richard Chamberlain, Laura Dern and David Lynch who came for a cameo -something that he never does -as well as our irrepressible director for the day- Catherine Hardwick! We are so deeply grateful to all these amazing people and especially to Johnny Depp because he was so generous and kind to Anthony and all of the people on the set we heart him very much-- thank you -two more days to go we are looking forward to seeing what magic Sam Raimi brings to Anthony's film dream. #makeafilmfoundation #johnnydepp #anthonyconti #dreammakers @alchemist26 @makeafilmfnd
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Unread postby jruoss » Sat Nov 19, 2016 7:22 pm

Wow... I've never heard of something like this... but any film that involves Johnny Depp, David Lynch, AND Sam Raimi sounds just about too good to be true! Not a Twilight fan, but props to Hardwick for volunteering her time too.
I'm very curious as to how this will be made available once it's finished. Without the vested interest of a studio, it may not get a theatrical release, but I'll certainly shell out a few bucks to see it in whatever form!
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Unread postby meeps » Sun Nov 20, 2016 7:18 am

Found this on Facebook - Johnny literally getting down and dirty :bigwink: :truefan: :)

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Unread postby reindeermoon » Sun Nov 20, 2016 1:07 pm

Thank you for having found this. He has a great heart for children with cancer.
He gives them his time, that is so valuable. :rosegirl:

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Unread postby jruoss » Thu Dec 01, 2016 4:22 pm

jruoss wrote:I'm very curious as to how this will be made available once it's finished. Without the vested interest of a studio, it may not get a theatrical release, but I'll certainly shell out a few bucks to see it in whatever form!


Looking back at the first article on this thread, I am reminded that it's a short film, so never mind my pondering about a theatrical release. Still curious how it will be seen once it's done. Have there been other completed films made through the Make A Film Foundation, or is this the first? The article says shooting was from 11-18 to 11-20, and with such a short shoot, I'm guessing it's just a matter of weeks or a few months until the thing is completed; just a guess though.
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Johnny Depp Joins Terminally Ill Teen's Film Project

10:00 AM PST 12/2/2016 by Chris Gardner

Laura Dern, J.K. Simmons and filmmakers Sam Raimi, Catherine Hardwicke and Ted Melfi also worked on 16-year-old cancer patient Anthony Conti's zombie short 'The Black Ghiandola,' which was made possible through the Make a Film Foundation.

Some A-list Hollywood talent didn't wait until Thanksgiving to give back.

Filmmakers Sam Raimi, Catherine Hardwicke and Ted Melfi joined Johnny Depp, David Lynch, J.K. Simmons, Laura Dern, Penelope Ann Miller, Richard Chamberlain, Jade Pettyjohn, Chad Coleman, Pritesh Shah and Keith Allan to help make a dream film project come alive for Anthony Conti, a 16-year-old who is facing down stage IV adrenal cortical cancer.

Make a Film Foundation [2] — a nonprofit launched in 2007 by Tamika Lamison (who also works as a researcher/consultant in the Education Department at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences) that grants film wishes for children with serious or life-threatening medical conditions — collaborated with Conti to get the short film off the ground, a zombie project called The Black Ghiandola which Conti wrote with Scott Kosar (Texas Chainsaw Massacre) and additional writing by Wash Westmoreland (Still Alice).

Black Ghiandola tells the story of a young man, played by Conti, who risks his life saving a young girl he has grown to love after his family has been killed during a zombie apocalypse. Producers included Lamison, Adele Rene and Bettina Fisher with supervising producers Peter Farrelly and Sean Furst.

The three directors, Rami, Hardwicke and Melfi, took turns behind the camera during the five-day shoot, which Lamison described as a magical piece of "guerrilla filmmaking." The project, which went before cameras in mid-November, marked the fastest preproduction and production schedule in Make a Film Foundation's history. The org, which typically plans each project out for almost a year, saw Conti's idea go from conception to set in one month, all with the help of the aforementioned talent who generously donated their time.

"Anthony is an alchemist — there was magic happening all around the set," Lamison tells The Hollywood Reporter. "It was like a magnet that kept attracting the best in so many people and attracting the extraordinary 'yes' at every turn."

Among those offering support, according to Lamison, were Teamsters Local 399 drivers, Star Waggons, Wooden Nickel, Panavision, AMPAS, AMC, The Walking Dead, L.A. Grips, Plan U Prods., St. Joseph's Hospital, Big Sky Ranch, Friar Tux, Nature's Bakery, Gala Minasova's Picture Car, Western Costumes, Essential Water, Cinepower & Light, Avon, Galpin, Quixote Rentals, Zio Rentals, Durable Medical Equipment Aid Society, Enterprise, Alex's Catering, Skye Props, Boston Mass General, Bear Creek Restrooms, Ruskin Theatre, Constantine FX, Bloodlust Unlimited, MovieInsure, Domino's, Starbucks, Warner Bros., and Anthony's father, Brian Conti, and grandmother, Anita King.

"It was remarkable in the energy of giving," she notes.

Conti's project is the fourth film to come out of Make a Film Foundation's premier program, the short-narrative program, which sees participants write and star in the their own short films with notable names joining them in the creative process. According to Lamison, Conti discovered Make a Film Foundation on his own, eventually reaching out to request a copy of one of the org's short film projects, The Magic Bracelet. After watching it, he hoped to collaborate on his own film and he reached out several times. Those plans sprung into action when his child care specialist, Jessica LeSage, sent Lamison an email informing her that Conti had exited a summer film camp due to his diagnosis.

"His film has nothing to do with cancer. It's him making his film, his way," Lamison notes of Conti, who also recently participated in an Academy experience that included a screening of his previous short film Twinkle, Twinkle on the big screen at the Samuel Goldwyn Theatre, and a surprise video clip showing a shout-out from the cast of The Walking Dead. "What I love about Anthony is his courage, his sense of humor, his profound sense of self, his huge heart and intensity as a human being and a filmmaker. We are all better for having Anthony Conti invite us to be a part of his life and his film."


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Unread postby jruoss » Sat Dec 03, 2016 5:40 pm

Thanks emma, guess that article answers whether this is the first Make A Film project. I did a search for The Magic Bracelet (a finished MAFF film) to see what came up. I didn't see any surefire way of watching it online in my brief search, but on the Make A Film page there's a place where if you make a donation of at least $20, they'll send you a dvd version of the movie. So I'm guessing there will be a similar option for The Black Ghiandola once it's finished.
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