Award-Winning / Call to Action / Music Video / Creating Art for Activism!
Filmmakers: Two-Time Emmy Winner Renee Sotile & Mary jo Godges 🎬
The inspiration for I Remember Nicole comes from Renee’s memories working in national news, covering the OJ Simpson Trial of the Century.
💜 She will see herself in the faces of hundreds of women who are standing strong. She will hear her life in the lyrics. We hope I Remember Nicole empowers her to find HER voice. 🔊
100% of your donation goes towards production of a new PSA and incorporating I Remember Nicole in intimate partner violence advocacy.
Limited Edition T-Shirt! Donate $35 or more and request a tee for yourself or for us to donate. 100% cotton, unisex, black. List size under comments. S,M,L,XL available (includes shipping)
American Idol singer Hollie Cavanagh and Melodye Perry (daughter of music legend Edna Wright and niece of Darlene Love, for music aficionados) bring a resonating voice to the voiceless.
I WILL FREE MYSELF, BELIEVE IN MYSELF
I WILL KEEP MYSELF SAFE AND WHOLE
I WILL LOVE MYSELF, REACH OUT FOR HELP
THIS IS WHAT I KNOW, I REMEMBER NICOLE
“LGBTQ members fall victim to domestic violence at equal or even higher rates compared to their heterosexual counterparts.”– NCADV
I Remember Nicole is a metaphor for the highly publicized domestic violence story of Nicole Brown Simpson.
In 1995, OJ Simpson was acquitted of murder charges for the deaths, of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ron Goldman.
Working as a video-journalist, Renee covered the “Trial of the Century” and never forgot the impact Nicole Brown Simpson’s death made on her. Imprinted in her mind are the shocked and heartbreaking expressions on the faces of Nicole’s family. She and Mj want the world to remember Nicole and all women who suffered and continue to suffer from abuse.
Los Angeles Courthouse: Robert Shapiro/Renee with Camera
Renee Sotile & Mary jo Godges on Spectrum
Recording I Remember Nicole: Melodye & Hollie
Melodye performs I Remember Nicole at #MeToo Hollywood
I Remember Nicole is absolutely beautiful and breathtaking! It brought tears to my eyes, my sister Denise, our Mother, and I know to Nicole in Heaven.” Huge Hugs — Tanya Brown (Nicole’s sister)
(Tanya Brown during the making of I Remember Nicole)
Producer: Margarita Sweet speaking when I Remember Nicole was presented with a Proclamation.
Margarita, Tanya, Mj, Renee
The team behind I Remember Nicole, is a small group of dedicated women who volunteer their time, effort and expertise. Join Us!
*SHARE I Remember Nicole music video link on social media http://tiny.cc/IRememberNicole
Renee & Mary jo are featured in the books:
The Complete Filmmakers Guide to Film Festivals
Wheels Stop: The End of the Space Shuttle Era, 1986-2011
Their first feature documentary, Christa McAuliffe: Reach for the Stars was broadcast on CNN over 20 times and continues to be used as a learning tool in schools across the country and locally at the California Science Center.
I Remember Nicole is PROUD to partner with California Families in Focus and founder Angel Macias. An inclusive organization providing resources, events, and social service programs for domestic violence survivors and their children, living in shelters.
Music Video Funded in part by a grant from: The City of West Hollywood
Community Grant: LA Pride
Community Partner: California Families in Focus
Fiscal Sponsor: From The Heart Productions
Daily Scoop / Annie Lane Essentials
City of West Hollywood’s Women’s Advisory Board
Women Occupy Hollywood
AWARD-WINNING PRODUCTION TEAM:
Performers: Hollie Cavanagh and Melodye Perry
Songwriters: Renee Sotile & Mary jo Godges, Pat & Pete Luboff
Song Producer: 6-Time Emmy Winner Peter Fish
Directors: Renee Sotile & Mary jo Godges
Producer: Margarita Sweet
Sign Language Interpreter Performer: Jody Stevenson
Lyric Signs by: The Port of Los Angeles Boys and Girls Club Art Students
Teacher: Beth Elliott
Camera: Sheila Higgins / Mary jo Godges / Renee Sotile
Editor: Renee Sotile
Color Correction: Sam Dlugach
Title: Alvin Bowens
Logo Design & Technical Manager: Danielle Elliott
Thank You: Denise & Tanya Brown
Communications Expert: Rebecca Johnson Leclair
From the Heart Productions, Inc. is honored to provide fiscal sponsorship for I REMEMBER NICOLE. We carefully select the projects we sponsor and believe that this project will make a positive contribution to society.
Our IRS number is 95 444 5418 and, as a donor, you may use this number on your taxes with the donated amount for a tax deduction.
From the Heart Productions will administer any funds received in support of this project. As fiscal sponsor for this project, we will be closely monitoring its progress. We will contribute advice and feedback where needed on fundraising, distribution, and outreach strategies.
Please make check donations payable to From the Heart Productions, and indicate I REMEMBER NICOLE on the memo line. Mail your check to:
From The Heart Productions
1455 Mandalay Beach Road
Oxnard, California 93035-2845
We are proud to endorse this project and encourage you to support it.
From the Heart Productions, Inc.
1455 Mandalay Beach Road
Oxnard, California 93035-2845
What a great night on WOTN and finally seeing your shows
Saw your film today on WOTN - great
Can I please have a size L t-shirt sent to me? Thank you for all you’re doing for DV victims