I’m thankful to share that a date is set for an exclusive screening of the We are Family documentary. It will be on Saturday, June 13th, at the Toby Theater, Newfields (Indianapolis Museum of Art). Through the generous support of sponsors we are able to show the documentary at the Toby, considered the finest theater in Indy for screenings. And through the generous donation of a supporter, we will be able to throw a big VIP party for the players and coaches; for the musicians and video artists who worked on the movie and for the major donors who helped make the movie possible. It will be fun to dress up and roll out the red carpet. I’m going to be asking some of my photographer friends to take pictures of it.

After the party we’ll show the movie. Wow, what an experience that will be. For one thing it’s long, almost 3 hours. I think it’s inspiring. But we’ll really get a feel for if the movie works and what changes we should make to it through the feedback of those who attend the screening. Honestly, I’m excited and nervous. I feel real good about the story and how it’s come together, but I don’t know how it will be received.

We’re over a year behind our original goal of March 2019 of having the movie done. It has been more work that I imagined, but all worth it; a labor of love. In future articles I’ll share about our sponsors and more information on the exclusive screening and VIP party. But for now I want to take a moment to look backwards, remember the journey that we have been on. I couldn’t have pulled this off without the support of so many friends, supporters and collaborators. Here’s a recap of our journey.


This article gives an overview of the We are Family project. I wrote it as we were starting out.


The Story Behind the Project

These four articles tell the story behind the project:

Part 1: https://sunnyshorestudio.com/2018/06/28/the-story-of-the-making-of-the-we-are-family-documentary-part-1/

Part 2:

Part 3:

Part 4:

Musicians and Composers Working on the Sound Track

Meet the original team of musicians and composers working on the sound track

Since that initial article we’ve added a few more musicians and composers. These articles share about them.

Video Production Team

Meet the Video Production Team

Tremayne Reed has played an important role

Promotional Trailer

Here is the promotional trailer created by Tremayne Reed

Project Updates

As we went along we made updates on the project.

Update #1:

Update #2:

Update #3:

Update #4:

Article By Russ Pulliam That Shares Some of the History of Our Family’s Involvement with IPS

Here’s an article written by Russ Pullian ion our family’s involvement in IPS, and Tech. 

Kickstarter Campaign

Here are articles on the Kickstarter campaign, a social funding campaign, that we used to raise 25K to do the project.

Article asking for supporters to stand with me in telling this inspiring story.

Article sharing the 10 day report on how the Kickstarter Campaign was going

Article at the 20 day mark.

Article sharing that we hit our goal of raising 25K, literally in the 11th hour.

Want to Support the We are Family Project?

If you are interested in supporting this project through a donation that would be terrific. I have not been able to pay some of my musicians for their work. They have been gracious to donate their songs. I would still like to compensate them. We also have had extra costs due to our need to hire a lawyer, purchase film insurance, and purchase more original music because the film is longer than expected.

If you would like to make a donation to this project we would like to offer you the same rewards that we offered during the Kickstarter campaign.

A donation of 10$ gets the reward of a digital copy of the soundtrack.

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A donation of 40$ gets the rewards of the soundtrack and a digital copy of the Feature Film

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A donation of 100$ gets the rewards of the soundtrack, the Feature Film, and the extended version of the film (which will be release later). 

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A donation of $1,000 gets the rewards of a digital version of the sound track, feature film, extended version, invite to the VIP release party,and public thanks at the exclusive screening. Note that they will NOT receive the “Hello Indy” print. 

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Here are the ways that a payment can be made:

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