When I was a little girl I wanted to be one thing – an astronaut. Space travel was my passion. I dressed up in my one piece snow suit. Put on my father’s Skidoo helmet that I insisted fit me just fine. And spent my afternoons talking to ground control explaining all the amazing things I could see from space. I often coned my brother into being my wing-man IF I promised to pay Tonka trucks with him later.
I’m old enough to remember what a big deal it was when Sally Ride became the first American woman in Space and when Roberta Bondar became the first Canadian woman in Space. It was such a big deal that in 1978 when Sally Ride became an astronaut, news reporters would ask her interesting and engaging questions like: “Do you weep when things go wrong on the job?”
Out of 534 space travelers only 57 have been women. (as of June 2013)
And that is why I’m so passionate about a short film I’m producing this summer.
The Law of Lunativity follows Morgan, a young girl who dreams of going into space, through 5 decades of trial and error as she navigates the world of science.
We are recreating the 1960′s the 70′s the 80′s (hello Neon) the 90′s and beyond! We are exploring opinions and stereotypes and holding on to dreams because that’s what pushes us forward.
As the mom of a young girl I feel strongly connected to the messages in the film.
Never give up
Live your dream
I wanted to work on a project that I not only believed in but that said something about our journey as women. I’m extremely proud of this film. We have a great writer and director. An amazing team.
And now we need you to be part of this journey.
We have a Kickstarter campaign where you can donate $1 all the way up to $1000.
But if that’s not in the cards here are a few other ways you can help. Our campaign only gets funded IF we reach out goal.
- Please share the link to our Kickstarter page: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/190389949/the-law-of-lunativity?ref=search
- Go to our Facebook page and “like” us: https://www.facebook.com/TheLawofLunativity
- Tell someone today that “you believe in them”.
Many Many Thanks!