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We've launched a 30-day crowdfunding campaign to help with the many costs of documentary film production, promotion and distribution
By Douglas John Imbrogno | August 1, 2023 | Today, we launched a $12,000, 30-day crowdfunding campaign through the film-centric site SEEDandSPARK.com, to help pay for the many costs associated with birthing into the world “HOUSE IN THE CLOUDS: The Artistic Life of Robert Singleton.” There are a host of levels and incentives for supporting our many production, screening, and promotion costs in crafting this film, including signed posters and copies of Robert’s artistic and spiritual autobiography “Core of My Joy.”
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As the overview page for the campaign notes:
Everything in the often harrowing upbringing of Robert Singleton in the historic confines of Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia, stood against his dreams of becoming an artist. From indifferent, often brutal parents, to a series of attempts on his own life, to living as a closeted gay man in the middle of the 20th century—which included being outed and ejected from art school and landing in a mental ward to be ‘fixed,’ for his 'social deviance'. So, it might seem the deck was stacked against him achieving his dreams of exploring the depths of his being and mysteries of the world through art.
“HOUSE IN THE CLOUDS: The Artistic Life of Robert Singleton” by the AmpMediaProject.com team of Douglas John Imbrogno and Bobby Lee Messer, traces the many twists and turns in the life of an intriguing, complex artist and human being. The documentary will have its world premiere on Sunday, Sept. 17, at the Clay Center in Charleston, WV (PURCHASE TICKETS HERE), in a screening presented by the W.Va. International Film Festival. Robert has lived on a remote West Virginia mountaintop since 1978, while crafting a body of work of great significance
Despite the many challenges in his long life, at age 85, Robert continues to create at the peak of his powers. As his work has ever done, his paintings channel the spirit communicated by the title of his artistic and spiritual autobiography: “Core of My Joy.” Join us in helping to cover the many costs of the documentary's creation, post-production and further wide promotion upon release, as we hope to stage multi-city screenings of "HOUSE IN THE CLOUDS," while submitting the documentary to film festivals across the nation and world.
Thanks to The Jeff and Deb Lamb Family Trust for a generous seed grant that go this documentary off the ground. Now, if you believe in supporting inspiring tales that track lives lived from trauma and loss to artistic and spiritual triumph and balance, we ask for your help.
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Art, Life and Soundtracks
The soundtrack of the documentary is also a showcase of some striking musical performances. Among those featured: 1) Recent W.Va. Music Hall of Fame classical pianist Barbara Nissman; 2) National flatpick guitar legend Robin Kessinger; 3) Acclaimed alt-guitar impressario Spencer Elliott; 4) Noted national furniture maker and dulcimer whisperer Jim Probst; 5) Singer-songwriting ace James Townsend; 6) Rebecca Davy, organist at the historic Bruton Parish Church in Colonial Williamsburg; and more.
World Premiere is Sunday, Sept. 17 in Charleston. WV
The W.Va. International Film Festival is presenting the world premiere of "HOUSE IN THE CLOUDS: The Artistic Life of Robert Singleton." A film by Douglas John Imbrogno and Bobby Lee Messer, the hour-long documentary will screen Sunday, Sept. 17, on the main stage at the Clay Center. Tickets are $15 and the evening starts with a 6 p.m. catered reception in the Juliet Art Museum with music by Spencer Elliott, where you can see one of Robert's large, ethereal cloud and light paintings. The documentary follows at 7 pm in the main hall of the Clay Center, with seating on the concert stage and is followed by an on-stage Q-and-A with Robert. This will be a notable evening of culture and film, music and spiritual tale-telling.
CLAY CENTER BOX OFFICE (business hours): 304-561-3570.
CLAY CENTER ADVANCE TICKET LINK: Click here.
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OFFICIAL DOCUMENTARY WEBSITE: houseintheclouds.movie
SUPPORT FILM VIA SEEDandSPARK: seedandspark.com/fund/house-in-the-clouds
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