SostarSun Productions Presents
THE SPIRIT OF AMERICA
SUMMER RAY FRANCHISE
SUMMER RAY – FUNDRAISING VIDEO
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In February of 2009, when I climbed Big Round Top (much like the picture below), on my way down the hill I slipped and fell.
In order to stop me from crashing into dangerous rocks and boulders, I reached out and unknowingly grabbed onto a thorn bush. Seeing my blood scattered around me, a crimson red on a snowy white backdrop, suddenly I was catapulted into a Civil War past. By the time I reached the bottom of the hill, I had all of the main characters in my head, for a story I had no idea I was about to write. So, why me? Why Juliana Love? Perhaps others were called to that hill but did not answer. Or perhaps God wanted to use a disabled woman with a brain injury, to show the world that with His help, and if one can just believe that anything, is truly possible. I had no sense of a future after I became critically injured with a head injury. I couldn’t see myself with a career because of one failed attempt after another. Yet, I heard the call to go to Gettysburg, and I answered. My life since then has never been the same. Summer Ray became a part of my world, as did the soldiers of a time far past.
These Are The Times that Try Men’s Souls…Thomas Paine
American history and its founding have always been something I have cherished. My fascination with history, started with my retired, military Navy Dad, who would take me to Gettysburg as a child. Now, as an adult Christian Patriot, I love my country and it has grieved me, to see it in its current condition. With all of the social injustice, racism or what is perceived as racism, rioting, violence, murder and other hate crimes, and the removal of our history and not just Confederate history – but American history – Woven in Time is a pivotal story or a turning point as a light that is shining in the midst of so much escalating darkness and unrest. As Martin Luther King Jr. once stated, “Only when it is dark enough, can you see the stars.”
I had no idea when I first sat down to write the story, how it would evolve or what the events would be taking place in our beautiful America, in the future. But God knew. My only qualifications for writing a story such as Summer Ray, is that I have lived through some of it. While the rest, there is nothing wrong with just good ole’ fictional writing. In a world where cataclysmic collisions occur, Summer Ray is anything but predictable. A classic series in the making…we are Summer Ray!
THE STORY OF SUMMER RAY
The Silent Fields of Gettysburg
Many readers have followed the story of Summer Ray and have fallen in love with this captivating and fascinating woman. She has experienced life’s most painful and challenging misfortunes that almost broke her spirit. While she rejects any pity from others and remains defiant, she wears a mask on the outside to hide her true self. Summer longs to return to her former life and cannot accept the fact that is now impossible. She doesn’t yet understand that who-she-was, is not as wonderful as who-she-is becoming.
Summer longs for love but feels herself permanently unlovable because she in now dealing with multiple emotional issues. A tragic car accident has left her with Traumatic Brain Injury and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Seeking solitude in, and on the silent fields of Gettysburg, she encounters others who are far worse off than she. The souls of the Union and Confederate ghost soldiers appear and open her eyes to the unspeakable agony and pain they experienced in battle.
She feels an outpouring of compassion, an emotion she had not felt it its fullness before in her life. Surrounding Summer are a multitude of young men; some missing limbs, all faceless, nameless and forgotten. As she walks amidst this mysterious Unknown Ghost Army, she begins to understand the true horrors of war. Then, as the past and present collide, she is forced to think of more than just her own sorrows. Her life takes on a dramatic new dimension that had been lacking before.
Standing taller than others in this ghostly army, is the Union General Michael Moses McDaniels; a man who has held onto his bitterness and rage over the ages, a man whose heart was betrayed by his childhood sweetheart. Summer Ray and the General McDaniels are polar opposites, in two very different time periods. But like a cataclysmic cosmic collision, fate has demanded they cross paths and confront each other’s world.
In this captivating and compelling story, the old General’s cold heart begins once more to feel the warmth of love through his encounter with Summer. A young girl whose dreams were ultimately crushed, becomes a beacon of hope for those lost in a sea of darkness. Like a lighthouse, Summer shines like a star and guides them safely home. This ultimately gives Summer an even greater purpose then the one she lost.
Standing with arms crossed, Summer looks out at the horizon with uncertainty in her eyes. She, at last realizes, a new-found strength that was forged in her struggle; a new beauty that was chiseled in pain. Yet, the dark evil Prince of Gettysburg,Woeburn,
who vowed to destroy her, racing against time, she is facing a profound choice. Will she continue to fight for the peace of these ghostly soldiers, or will she give them up due to her own inner conflicts as a disabled woman?
Will her faith in the God she loves stand the test of Woeburn’s assaults? Only time will tell…
MEET OUR TEAM
Author of the Summer Ray Series; “A Redemption in Time” Screenplay Writer; Actress; Producer
Director; Actor Lead Role – Woeburn
Actor Supporting Role – Union Lt. Colonel George Jameson
Civil War Reenactor/Actor
Susan E. Bates
Director of Photography
Our budget for the pilot is $3,000,000
Right now we are currently in Pre-production of the 2 hour full feature film that kicks off our Summer Ray Series
HOW YOUR GENEROUS DONATION WILL BE SPENT
WRITER – $2,500; PRODUCER – $1,500; LINE PRODUCER – $1,500 SAG TALENT – $1,500
STORYBOARD ARTISTS – $2,500; ENTERTAINMENT ATTORNEY – $1,500; DIRECTOR – $1,500
PRODUCTION INSURANCE – $1,500; MARKETING MATERIALS – $10,000; BUDGET/SCHEDULE – $1,300;
PITCH TRAILER ARTIST – $3,000; HISTORICAL CONSULTANT – $1,250; TRAVEL/LODGING FOOD – $5,000;
DEAF MENTOR – $2,500 DEAF INTERPRETER – $1,500; ART & SET CONSULTANT – $1,250;
MARKETING DIRECTOR – $1,250; DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY – $1,500; BUDGET/SCHEDULE – $1,300; MISC – $10,750
SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS/WEBSITES
AUTHOR/SCREENPLAY WRITER JULIANA LOVE: www.julianalove.com
BOOK AND FILM WEBSITE: www.thememoirsofsummerray.com
FACEBOOK: The Memoirs of Summer Ray
INSTAGRAM & TWITTER: @julianalove_us
PERKS FOR YOUR DONATION
PLEASE NOTE: OUTSIDE OF THE US PLEASE ADD $40 FOR SHIPPING
(3) REFLECTIONS OF GETTYSBURG POSTCARDS (variety)
(1) 11×17 PITCH POSTER
(plus the above perk)
VOLUME 1 – The story that started it all!
THIS FAIR AND BLIGHTED LAND
Signed by the author: Juliana Love
(plus the above perks)
(ONE) 11 ounce SUMMER RAY MUG
ALL SUMMER RAY MUGS ARE YELLOW LINED WITH A YELLOW HANDLE)
(plus the above perks)
Big Round Top; Gettysburg PA
Where the story of Summer Ray began!
(limited to the first 150 donors at this level)
HAND MADE BY AUTHOR
YELLOW CROCHETED SUMMER RAY POCKET SCARF
(For authenticity – name tag is included)
(plus the above perks)
“Summer Ray is a Figure Skater in the series and this scarf is a great way to connect with her.
Also, because I have Traumatic Brain Injury, it helps my brain to relax when I crochet.” JL
A REB ORRELL MATTED (BATTLEFIELD/CIVIL WAR) PRINT 11×14
LIMITED to the first 25 donors; the print will vary
(Plus the above perks)
MARKETING and DISTRIBUTION
- *To use all means of social media as possible
- *To use billboards across the country as a means of exposure
- *Distribution plans are currently being negotiated
- *Our Marketing Director is busy promoting the Summer Ray franchise as a whole
- *Book signings across America to promote the Summer Ray book series
- *Pitch to network channels
A FINAL CALL TO ACTION
PLEASE HELP BE THE WINGS THAT TAKES OUR PILOT TO FLIGHT; TO NOT ONLY TURN THE TIDES OF INJUSTICE
AND TO RESTORE OUR HISTORY;
BUT TO BRING PEACE, LOVE, HOPE & HEALING, BACK THE SHORES OF OUR BEAUTIFUL AMERICA.
“A LAND THAT WAS MADE FOR YOU AND ME.”