One of the most wonderful opportunities we have at the Filmmaker's Roundtable is when we get to connect with authors who have a story they believe can change the world. So many great books are being written and the visual language of film should be an integral part of their future. Personal biographies are always exciting when you see how powerful truth goes beyond imagination into a new realm.
Tom and Rene' Stewart have both been victims of abuse and to a large degree, they have been treated tragically in their past and much worse than the average person. When you meet them now, you find people who have gone through so much, to turn tragedy into triumph and they are now focusing on helping others.
This past month, Tom flew to Detroit to be with our team as we shared one of our movies honoring American Veterans and what a wonderful experience it was. Tom's story is unique in that it is all true and this became part of a worldwide legal case which got international attention when he and his brother illuminated truths about a national organization who desperately needed to improve the qualifications in the role of helping supervise children. When you take a stand, this requires real courage.
As a victim, who understands other people who have lived through tragedy on so many counts, I am always moved by stands of courage. In October 2017 the author and his wife who had tried to capture their story in a book, came to us with a dream. We believe this is a perfect venue to help share this story to the world.
The couple was in between publishers and yet, still had a dream to create a new work, a new visual documentation of where they were going. A special thank you to all the great self publishing arms in the industry who are doing a great job of encouraging these authors.
It didn't take long for us to realize this was a "Christmas gift" in a new fashion. You see they desire to start a worldwide organization with a big vision, to help those in need. They started a new website we helped them with, it's entitled secretknots.net and if you want to see how something can be birthed in a short order, established to help others, you have to check the site out today!
Authors who realize their role in helping find investors, securing the seed capital needed and are willing to role up their sleeves like Tom and Rene', should be applauded. Not only are these wonderful people, they have a mission and a purpose in everything they are doing.
Another side to the Stewart family, is their gentle approach in helping people who have gone through PTSD and other tragic forms of emotional challenges. Today, they are looking to network with some of the finest counselors in the world and beginning a new portal for people in trouble. This is the kind of "vision thinking" which really inspires us at the Roundtable.
To summarize, never think of your story "inside the box", but think outside the realms of traditional thinking and you will be amazed at what can truly happen to change people and their lives for the better!
Merry Christmas Friend,
Love you all!
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