My Film” Would you sell your house to save your mother” was recently in a video competition called “focus on ability”. Unfortunately the website could only hold 10 comments at a time so I couldn’t see all the comments and I asked Ryan from Focus on Ability if there was a way I could see them all. He wrote “Your film has 44 wonderful comments”. I was shocked, that it had so many and most were from people I didn’t even know.
Thank-you everyone for voting and for sharing and for the amazing comments on the video. I do not believe it won the popular vote but you never know and on the 27th October about 7pm Australian time it will be announced in a ceremony on facebook of “Focus on Ability”. It is up for a judges award as an International Documentary.
Win or loose it has been a valuable experience for me in editing the video and managing the whole process of the competition. The video has been seen by over a 1000 people more than saw it previously and many have been challenged, realised how blessed they are and learnt something about Parkinson’s they didn’t know. I have also connected with many people who helped me share it yet again.
It also encouraged me to start another video project but this time with a young professional. I don’t want to give too much away but I think it is going to to be a powerful short documentary and our aim is to get it into a mainstream film festival.
Of course I’m now learning you need funding to promote your film and bring it to the attention of the public but since we’ve stepped out in faith and filmed the project we’re going to keep going and have faith that the funding to promote it will come in once we have the final product, it should sell itself.
I don’t want to give too much away just yet but watch this space.
Thanks again for your support and interest.
44 Comments from around the World
|Beautiful and heart touching video. Creates a lot of awareness on the disease.. God bless the family.||Marsden Park Australia|
|What an inspiring and educational short film Congratulations||Santa Monica United States|
|Very touching||Sutherland Australia|
|super video||wesley hills United States|
|Amor sensibilidad empatia y compromiso necesarios para afrontar esta condicion y hacer de esta vida un mejor mundo||Pereira Colombia|
|Tried to write something but have no words to describe mother .||Liverpool Australia|
|This portrays humanity and love that is genuine.||Bamenda Cameroon|
|Excellent work by Christine in raising awareness about this disease and the challenges the patient and their families face.||Westleigh Australia|
|Christina honoured her mother by following and keeping one of the ten commandments.||Kolkata India|
|Inspiring and Impactful Love is a verb.||Sydney Australia|
|Well done Christine||Caterham United Kingdom|
|Excellent work of her daughter. She shows compassion and love for her mother. Credit goes to the mother herself while rearing her. She has learnt from her mother herself. It's a rare example||Delhi India|
|Es una gran realidad no hay cura para el Parkinson yo tambin lo sufro pero el amor todo lo puede est gran familia merece ganar con ste vdeo.Voten e inviten a ms personas que lo vean y voten por el. El parkinson no nos definesin embargo es una enfermedad muy difcil de sobrellevar tanto el paciente como la familia se van consumiendo con la enfermedad.||Escobedo Mexico|
|Excellent story and awareness of this decease. Amazing family and the way they took care of their mother|
|Christina did a wonderful thing I wish she become a roll model for many. Many do not care for their aged parents even though they have plenty of wealth. May the Lord bless Christina||Pathanamthitta Kerala India|
|Very touching. Indeed true love can do anything.||Thane-Mumbai India|
|Muy conmovedora historia y lo ms importante lucharon por su madre la f mueve montaas un ejemplo a seguir bendiciones||TALARA Peru|
|Excellent very touching||Chennai India|
|Truth well told…||Bengaluru India|
|Thank you for helping raise awareness for this unrelenting disease. We all need to speak up to raise awareness so we can end PD now||California United States|
|A heartwarming story will told. May the angels of God protect us all from evil.||Oatley Australia|
|Inspirational story about a family willing to sacrifice their home to help their mother with Parkinson's.||Penshurst Australia|
|An extremely moving film. What a wonderful sacrifice this family has made for their mother.||Caterham United Kingdom|
|It is an amazing story well done||Carlingford Australia|
|Amazing story Thank you for sharing and creating the video to raise awareness on debilitating Parkinsons disease and its impact on function family and finance. Thank you Pray that there will be a breakthrough in finding cure for this disease.||Homebush Australia|
|Very natural without exaggeration down to earth informative film||Bangalore KarnatakaIndia Australia|
|Very moving Hope we find a cure for Parkinson soon. Instead of spending trillions of dollars on war machinery we should work on finding cure for Parkinson AIDS Cancer etc.|
Warminster United States
|Rosita is not like many people of this world but allowing God to change the way she thinks. She knows how to do everything that is good and pleasing to God.Romans 122 CEV. In serving her mother's needs she realizes the value of mothers. Parkinson's is debilitating and without medical intervention life is severely restricted and causes an intense emotional with a mental impact that isolates the person. Thanks for highlighting the need in some little published countries.|
|A true story of love compassion and sacrifice an example to emulate of Honouring your father and mother a story that will inspire many to pray for and support those suffering from Parkinsons disease.||Caterham United Kingdom|
|Very enlightening thank you.||2207 Australia|
|Well done a brave step to save the mother and I support this because as scriptures says nothing is greater then LOVE… It is God's love that saved us from the bondage of sins and saitan…All Praise and Glory to God for giving some comfort for this sister…|
Little Andaman India
|The world needs to see this powerful story. Wish this film will get recognized and that many more will benefit from this very open and honest effort.|
|A close knit family's to put the Mother above all their personal need which is selling their prized possession 'The House' is very touching and moving. Very appealing film.|
|Thankyou everyone for your votes. I know I have to a wonderful community supporting me. My friends like Ana Mara Sabela Lizzie Esme Larry. David and my kids too have put in hours of help checking and rechecking. It takes a community to make a documentary. And thanks to the family for inspiring so many. I have a longer version of their story at Christine Jeya on YouTube. We hope this video shows the need for a cure and better treatment for all.||Arequipa Peru|
|Wonderful Christine So good|
Caterham United Kingdom
|A video which depicts reality of life.It was a very moving video about the effect of the disease. More so about the sacrifice of the family to give the life back to the mother who gave them life in the first place and made so many sacrifices to bring them up.The video is about celebration of life rather than gloomy helpless one It is about victory over one of the most debilitating diseases in life.||Penshurst Australia|
|Well done. If the problem can be solved by money its not a problem its the costs. – Jewish proverb. I would do the same.|
Old lyme United States
|Ta Doris t vas a ganar|
|Muy lindo y espero que esto llegue a muchas personas para que sepan su historia|