Still on the road... DC!!!
First, I would like to thank everyone who came out to the Queen Sheba restaurant in Addisson, TX. We had a great time and I had the chance to show a lot of people what this project is all about. It was so good to see Elsa and Berhane, the owners of Queen Sheba, after 5 years away from Dallas. It was also a blessing to meet Feven, Elise, Nauny, and Abbie; some very important women who supported “Big Araia” before I met any of them in person. God bless you all.
I landed in D.C. last night. My goal is to make sure I secure whatever permission I need to insure filming in Eritrea goes smoothly. I might even have a chance to meet a few more key people in the Habesha community here that can help get more donations for this film. Wish me luck!!!
Can’t wait to get back to Dallas! I am throwing a big fundraising party for my film project with the help of my dear friends Elsa and Berhane Kiflom. Thank you Feven Tekie for all that you did to make this happen! Every one in the DFW is welcome. It’s on Friday, May 25th! Please come and enjoy a great time at:
Queen Sheba Restaurant
14875 Inwood Road Addison, TX 75001
Doors open at 10pm.
No Cover! Donations Welcome!
It has been a wild ride these last few months. I learned a lot from my fund raising campaigns on Kickstarter and Indiegogo. I was successful in raising over $10,000 with the latter and I appreciate all of you who contributed. While it’s only about 20% of what I need to finish this film, it is enough to buy the tickets for the crew and get a few key pieces of equipment ordered.
This new Big Araia website is now the permanent home for the film project. All the latest updates on our progress will be posted here. The fund raising for the film continues and you can donate any amount you want by clicking “Support This Film”.
Since I have a new site up, I though I would celebrate by sharing a picture of my mom and dad together. I have so few of them. These rare pictures often give me the only insight I have ever had into what kind of person he was and how he expressed himself.