Manks Productions founder James Russell is launching a crowdfunding campaign for their feature film, Happy Father’s Day: A Tragedy. Public Relations & Digital Marketing professional, Sandra Gabriel of Gabriel PR will be planning and managing the international campaign to raise funds and bring the film to audiences around the world.
“We just hired media guru Sandra Gabriel to mastermind the social and traditional media campaign behind our upcoming Indiegogo $3.2 million fundraising effort in Canada, US, Europe and Mexico,” announced Russell in a public post on LinkedIn. “We have 31 days before the Indiegogo campaign goes live.”
“James and I go way back and he is someone who has always believed in and supported me so it’s truly an honour and a pleasure to get to work with him on this campaign,” Gabriel comments.
Happy Father’s Day: A Tragedy, co-produced by Limbico Entertainment and approved by both SAG and ACTRA, is the story of a loving father who nearly dies trying to prevent his serial killer son from harming another living soul. The film is currently in pre-production and set to release in 2018.
John Billingsly is the film’s lead actor playing the role of the father, Earl Timmins. Billingsly is known for his roles on Out of Time with Denzel Washington and Star Trek: Enterprise as well as The Good Wife, Hawaii Five-0, Bones, Suits, NCIS, CSI and Grey’s Anatomy to name a few.
Russell was trained in film, writing, production and directing at UCLA Film School, Canadian Film Centre and York University Film School. His previous projects include The Polished Hoe, Buffalo Blacque and Cut It Out!
Here is a preview of Happy Father’s Day
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