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Better Things: The Life and Choices of Jeffrey Catherine Jones (A film by Maria Paz Cabardo)

I like the Moebius bit: “Life is not fair most of the time.”

From the film’s official site: 

This is a film about an artist: Jeffrey Catherine Jones. It is narrated and told through the experiences and perceptions of Jeffrey, but is guided and shaped by a group of creators who were influenced by and worked with Jeffrey at various stages of her life. At the beginning of the film, the question is posed, “Who is Jeffrey Jones?” Jeffrey did not have an answer. The film informs the viewer about Jeffrey’s life at a level never provided to the public before, but does not claim to have answered the question. It is left to the observer to decide.

Featuring commentary by: Michael W. Kaluta, Bernie Wrightson, Moebius, Roger Dean, Dave McKean, Rick Berry, Rebecca Guay, Paul Pope, Bill Sienkiewicz, George Pratt, Mark Chiarello, Louise Simonson, Henry Mayo, Terese Nielsen & Neil Gaiman

I desperately want to see this film. But even more than that, I want everybody to see this film, I want this film to be released.

Right now, that’s looking problematic.

On March 22, 2012 wrote on The Art of Order:

I recently had a conversation with [director] Maria, and she is coming to the end of her journey with this film – but has come to the end of her energy as well. She is trying to raise $4k to cover the last remaining costs from producing the piece, and I jumped in and asked her if I could take on that challenge for her. And this is where I’m going to ask the community to step up and help me out. I know we all have limited funds, but I also know that I have more than 3,000 folks that read this blog on a daily basis. If you are willing to pitch in just a couple bucks…significantly less that the cost of a coffee at the standard US Starbucks coffee house…we can help Maria wrap up this process.

This is a project worth supporting and bringing to a conclusion, ie, its release. If you feel similarly, zap on over to The Art of Order and please consider making a donation. I did. The Creep did, too. And we thank you.


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