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GAD? Update 12_28_11

Happy Holidays! It's almost 2012!! Just wanted to follow up on our last update, tell you some cool facts about our 2011 Fall Tour, and some new exciting news about my next film!!

First, as we mentioned in our last update, we had three more big screenings left. Missouri state was the 1st. They treated us really incredible, fed us, and then about 100 students showed up to the film and we had our usual 30 min Q&A. On Dec 15th, we also had an great screening at the St. Louis Scholarship Foundation and they served some authentic African food to the group!

The big screening was our screening at Skepticon, the 2nd largest Athiest conference in the country. About 400 people came out and we received a standing ovation and had a lively Q&A. Check out the video for yourself:) http://bit.ly/u9U3v9

Overall, in the last six months, 3700 people saw the film during one of our two dozen screenings (20 of them being in a 2 month span from Sept 17th - Nov 19th) We are shooting to reach at least 10,000 people in the next six months as we tour more colleges, high schools, churches and whoever will have us. Please email us if you have any contacts where we can have future screenings!

When the Saints broke that $30,000 dollar mark from their November Fundraising Banquet as suspected, and David and his team are currently looking for monthly supporters because they still have a long way to go before reaching their goal of building a rehabilitation center in Malawi. Email David at info@whenthesaints.com with any questions.

Last of all, after our big screening at the Tivoli, Sarah Bernard and Barbara Madison of Boulevard Pictures approached me about doing a documentary in Nicaragua about a former Hitman who now rescues girls from sex trafficking. I am honored to say that I am now officially attached as Director & Editor of 'Hit Man to Hero'. You will surely be hearing more about this soon. We are officially sponsored by the Regional Arts Commission (RAC) of Saint Louis, and are currently looking for donations and potentially investors. If you are interested in giving a tax deductible donation before the end of the year, you just need to send checks postmarked before Jan 1st to: 

Regional Arts Commission
Attn:  Dan Tierney
6128 Delmar Blvd 
St. Louis, MO 63112-1204 (Put "Hit Man to Hero" in memo)

Thanks for all your support over these last five years of working on Give A Damn? What a ride!!

-Dan
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"Give A Damn? is a feature length documentary about an idealist activist who convinces one of his best friends, who doesn't give a damn about the poor, to go to Africa and live on $1.25 a day."