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The Red Suitcase Film

November 15, 2013

red suitcaseI don’t know about you, but I get really tired of what’s available, or should I say what is not available, in movie theaters these days. Good films have gone the way of manual typewriters. Indie filmmakers continue to make every effort to bring their art and meaningful productions to viewers of all ages and interests, but as is often the fate of creatives, they struggle financially.

There is a growing interest in films about the issues affecting our generation, from caring for aging parents, to divorce, to issues of beauty and coping with adult children.  They are important films, but most will probably never see the light of day because the funds run out before they can be completed. The Red Suitcase is one such film.

This film caught my attention months ago. I’m always looking for a good drama or human interest story and when I visited their website and watched the trailer I was immediately caught up by the story line. It promised to be an introspective and heartwarming story. I followed the filmmakers on Twitter, but didn’t think any more about it.

Several weeks ago, Dana White, the writer and actress playing one of the lead roles  in the film, reached out to me. (Serendipity.) It seems that the production of the film had hit the proverbial financial brick wall. Deciding to launch a fundraising campaign via, she wanted to know if I minded if they used my book as a gift for donation. What’s to mind???

Apparently both Dana and her mother read The Little Book of Hope and loved it and she felt it was a perfect fit for their campaign. Funny how things work out. Dana and her husband are wonderful, charitable people with a story to tell, and completely apart from my book being included in the campaign, I would like to encourage you to

Kathleen Chalfant

Kathleen Chalfant

consider supporting their endeavors. Take a moment if you can to visit their website and watch the trailer. (They were fortunate to land Kathleen Chalfant to play the role of Ruth. I think she’s perfect!)

In lieu of, or in addition to, a donation, here are a few things you can do to spread the word and show your support.

Follow on Facebook: and share their updates with your friends.

Follow them on Twitter: @RedSuitcaseFilm and share with your followers

If you have a blog: Write a post about the film, interview Dana (contact me for more information

Share my posts about the film. I will be posting an interview with Dana on next week.

Let’s help keep art alive. It is so important to our culture and the health and well-being of humanity.

Thank you.


20 Comments leave one →
  1. November 15, 2013 1:15 pm

    looks like it’s going to be great.

    • November 15, 2013 1:39 pm

      I’m really hoping they can meet their fundraising goals, otherwise it will go the way of so many small films. Thanks for your support, Joan!

  2. November 15, 2013 1:23 pm

    Dorothy, I agree with you. We all need to support Indie films that convey a positive message. The Red Suitcase sounds like a winner. I just donated. Thanks for spreading the word.

  3. November 15, 2013 1:48 pm

    That is so exciting. I will be hoping they raise the funds. It looks like a great movie and the incentive of your book is wonderful.

    • November 15, 2013 3:23 pm

      It is exciting, isn’t it?! I’m so glad you’re a part of my earthly journey.

  4. November 15, 2013 1:53 pm

    Dorothy, it’s my pleasure. And I meant to congratulate you on having your book as part of the incentive. Wonderful!

  5. November 15, 2013 2:35 pm

    You are such a beautiful spirit and a force of nature. It is such an honor to know you. Thank you for all of your support with our film. Not everyone understands the struggles of an indie filmmaker. My husband and I are so blessed to have you in the inner circle of The Red Suitcase. Your writings are inspiring and continue to help people every day. The dedication that you have for women and the way we see aging is extraordinary.
    I hope to contribute to these issues someday with our film. Thank you for including your gorgeous books into our journey of making this film into a reality. It is going to be an exciting ride!!
    dana & chris at The Red Suitcase

    • November 15, 2013 3:23 pm

      Dana, your words brought tears to my eyes. May we all continue to work together for the things that matter in this life. It is, indeed, an exciting ride! A giant hug to you and yours, Dorothy

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    November 15, 2013 4:42 pm

    Count me in, Dorothy! I’m looking foward to seeing this!

  7. November 15, 2013 10:14 pm

    Oh, my. I just went over and Liked their page on Facebook, and read the little story line about a 66 year old woman and her daughter…………….I need to go watch the trailer now, I’m 66 and I’ve told my daughter just recently to get her passport, because we need to travel somewhere together. It’s time. I also look for movies like this. I will be making a donation.

    • November 18, 2013 5:27 pm

      Thank you, Angeline! I hope you get to go on many adventures with your daughter. Maybe the two of you can go see the film together when it comes out! You can say you helped make it happen. 🙂

  8. November 18, 2013 12:34 pm

    Great post, got my attention!

    • November 18, 2013 5:29 pm

      Thanks for stopping by! It’s so exciting to see the growing interest in this film. With a community of women like those I’ve come to know online, the sky is the limit! I’m pretty sure we can move mountains.

  9. November 18, 2013 2:53 pm

    What an inspiring and worthy project! This film needs to happen.

    • November 18, 2013 5:30 pm

      I’m so with you, Nina. Thank you for your interest and support. Every little bit helps!


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