I wish I could tell you that my trip to Africa in 2008 went exactly as planned.
It didn't - at least not from my point of view at the time.
Didn't get all the footage I wanted. The car broke down numerous times; my close friend and brother had family issues that diverted our attention; my camera was stolen shortly after I returned; many folks who promised to help didn't.
Four years have passed since I began this project. I have more gray hairs than ever before. I also have the will to fight to the very end.
Though I have days when I wonder what on earth I've gotten myself into, I can tell you without hesitation that I'm not giving up - not now - not ever.
Too many amazing things are happening.
For starters, Mom is now a big fan of Across The King's River. She told me to let her know how she can help.
Mom thinks Oprah will be calling sooner or later! (Mom is always right:)
And Mom isn't the only fan. We have an international fan base and a team of dedicated professionals that blow me away with their talent.
But wait, there's more!
An African-American investor says he would love to fund the entire documentary because he believes the film will bring healing to many people.
Nothing can stop a powerful vision! Not a crumbling economy nor any foe that arises by day or night!
See..the journey toward a dream isn't merely about reaching a goal - it's about who you become. The lessons you learn along the way.
I've always been an artist but King's River has taught me how to be a warrior too. I've learned to love a good fight.
I'll fight any day - anywhere. (Just tell me when:)
Your vision knows where its leading you even if you don't. All you have to do is fall in line (and stay in line).
And never forget this.
Even if you fail in the pursuit of your dreams, your contribution to humanity and your impact on the earth will be far greater than if you succeed in some job that you have no passion for.
I'm ready for the next round of combat; I have Mom's blessings.
Going back to Africa!
Until our next time!
Producer, Across The King's River
P.P.S. For a tax deductible contribution of only $50.00, you can get your name in the credits of this visionary film.