Now, we have an amazing feature film "in the can" and are moving on to post production - editing and music.
We have great news in that we’ve established an agreement with the New York Woman in Film and TV organization (NYWIFT) for fiscal sponsorship. The new arrangement provides an incentive for donors and sponsors to provide a fully tax deductible donation. NYWIFT is a qualified 501c3 non-profit organization. Donations to this organization are fully tax deductible and under their supervision, funds are provided to us for our post production phase to completion.
Checks should be directed to:
New York Women in Film and TV
6 East 39th Street, Suite 1200
New York, NY, 10016-0112
(please cite in memo area of check “In The Moon’s Shadow”)
Or, visit NYWIFT’s website to donate: Click any donate button on this website to be taken to our page there.
See below for our donation incentives. We really appreciate our donors and sponsors!
Solight Design Inc.
Visions Flowers &
Hammond Lumber Co.
W. Jay Wanczyk
Lakepoint Real Estate
J. C. Hallman
Dr. Mark Bartiss
Bev and Matt Piszel
Jack Rickards & Peggy Greenwald
Anchor Marketing Group LLC
Paul Hanna's Plumbing
Belgrade Lakes Carpentry
Comeford Chiropractic Center
WGA Registered #1273522 February 22, 2015
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With Deborah Kegel, Co-Writer
A staged reading of IN THE MOON'S SHADOW followed by a Q&A with the director and actors was held on July 2, 7 pm - 8:30 pm at the Belgrade, Maine Community Center for All Seasons. The event was a benefit for the Friends of the Belgrade Public Library.
We are looking forward to inviting the community to a screening of the film to be scheduled during the summer of 2018.
Response to ROSES ON THE LAKE - From Lea Girarden, Former Director of The Maine Film Office
“Just finished reading Roses. ---Too moved to say anything constructive at the moment.
My sister and I spent our childhood on a lake as well and our camp is still the family point of gravity ( 5 generations) so your script resonates deeply-- and all the family stuff as well~not easy,... beautiful,... sad,... funny,... wise as we all bumble along laughing, crying, trying, getting it wrong, getting it right. Good work”
Roses on the Lake
A Comedic Drama: A weekend at the family’s lakeside multi-generational homestead becomes a critical turning point in the lives of three sisters following the death of their father. Ruth has spent the last fifteen years being the daughter that has done everything for her parents. After the final parent’s passing, she is again alone to sort out closing the family home and property. Now, the absent sisters. Patty and Celeste, along with Patty’s daughter, Sam, are on the way to help with the yard sale. Tensions are high when the traveling sisters are late. Ruth’s only respite is a salt of the earth, opinionated, comedic, and lovable local woman named Fran.
The universal conflicts and frustrations of settling a multigenerational homestead is tempered with the yard sale’s colorful characters and situations and other humorous events woven throughout the story.
Roses on the Lake's presentation at Pecha Kucha Night at the Waterville Opera House, consisting of 20 images in a slide show, with 20 seconds of dialogue per slide. Recorded live, October 2, 2015.
To show our appreciation to our donors, we offer the following:
(Levels include incentives from all previous levels.)
$10-49 Shout out thank you on social media.
$50-99 Entered into a lottery to win two tickets to our screening and after
party. (Transportation not included) - 5 Winners.
$100-249 Autographed film posters.
$250-499 Two tickets to attend a screening. (Transportation not included)
$500-999 Two tickets to attend a screening and after party.
$1,000-2,499 Thank you credits at the end of the film.
$2,500 Assistant Producer Credit at the end of the film and on IMDb.
$5,000 Associate Producer Credit at the end of the film and on IMDb.
$10,000 Producer Credit at the end of the film and on IMDb.
A wonderful motion picture
about the total eclipse of the sun of 2017,
and how it changed lives.
A feature length screenplay
Debra Lord Cooke
Elissa Piszel Debra Lord Cooke Jules Hartley
Now In Post Production!
How To Participate
Our Mission: Moon Shadow Pictures LLC is a women owned and managed production company with the goal of offering opportunities for women filmmakers and crew, to disabled filmmakers and actors, veterans, and internships to girls and boys, focusing on telling stories in which diversity and equal opportunity are shown as natural circumstances.
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A nuclear physicist by day, screenwriter by night, Edward began screenwriting after college. His work has been optioned by Laureate Films, Finest Hour Films, and Level 10 Films. He has also scripted or co-scripted several projects for his writer-director brother Alvin. He currently lives in the Washington, DC area with his wife and two children.
On August 21, 2017 a Total Solar Eclipse crossed the length of the United States from the Oregon coast to North Carolina. This was the first full eclipse of its kind in almost a century. This year's eclipse was the most photographed and recorded in history. We decided to take advantage of this once in a lifetime event and build a narrative feature length film around it.
The story is about two sisters coming together after a long period of not speaking to one another. A road trip to the Sand Hills of Nebraska to watch the eclipse becomes the focal point of their journey toward reconciliation.