THE HEALER Happenings Blog – May 28/15

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click here for more on THE HEALERPosted: May 28, 2015

THE HEALER is a new feature film starring Oliver Jackson-Cohen (NBC’s DRACULA), Camilla Luddington (GREY'S ANATOMY), Jorge Garcia (HAWAII FIVE-O) and Jonathan Pryce (PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN).

Each week, Sea And Be Scene brings you an exclusive and intriguing glimpse into this exciting production, shooting this summer in Nova Scotia.

 

THE HEALER Happenings - Posted May 28, 2015
By Enrique Posner, Producer

Making movies is serious business. But the creators of THE HEALER have another serious mandate – helping an international charity that supports sick kids.

MAKTUB movie posterOur writer/director Paco Arango is committed to this cause on an international scale. He founded the Fundacio Aladina in Spain to help children fight cancer, and also built one of Europe’s most advanced bone-marrow transfer centres, the Maktub Center at Madrid’s Niño Jesús Hospital, with profits from his previous film, MAKTUB.

He also sits on the Board of Directors of the SeriousFun Children’s Network, founded more than two decades ago by legendary actor Paul Newman to provide seriously ill kids with a chance to simply be children. The organization comprises a growing global community of independently managed and financed camps and programs that help children and families “reach beyond illness to discover joy, confidence and a new world of possibilities – always free of charge.”

THE HEALER has earmarked a large portion of its proceeds for the SeriousFun Children’s Network. And what a deserving initiative!

Paco and I – along with our Director of Photography, Javier Aguirresarobe – recently attended a gala event for the charity in Los Angeles, where I learned vividly throughout the evening how the intense pursuit to solve a child’s medical problem can often rob them of their childhood, as much as the illness itself.

An Evening of SeriousFun in LA! Javier Aguirresarobe Paco Arango & Enrique Posner

The gala was held at The Kodak Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard, where the Academy Awards are held every year. The place was packed despite being large enough to hold 3,400 people. And boy, did they put on a show. Carole King sang, as did Natalie Cole. Danny DeVito was there, along with Renée Zellweger, Annette Bening and Angelica Houston, amongst other celebrities. But the real stars of the evening were the 20 or so kids from the camps who also performed. All were wonderful; some were truly amazing.  At one point the kids joined Burt Bacharach and together sang his legendary “Raindrop Keeps Falling On My Head.” I can’t remember how many standing ovations there were throughout the evening. It was magical.

It was a wonderful reminder that making films is a privilege.

SERIOUSFUN CHILDREN'S NETWORK founded by Paul NewmanAnd that making them with people you like is a joy, and doing so to benefit a cause that matters is sheer perfection.

What more could we possibly ask for?

If you feel so inclined, you can donate to the Serious Fun Children’s Network here: seriousfunnetwork.org/donate

 

 

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Enrique Posner THE HEALEREnrique Posner has produced a diverse slate of shorts and feature films, including UNCOVERED, JUSTIN AND THE KNIGHTS OF VALOR, METROLAND, and the Academy Award-nominated LADY AND THE REAPER. He has worked with Pedro Almodovar on HIGH HEELS and TIE ME UP TIE ME DOWN, and served as Managing Director of Warner Brothers Pictures International Spain.

He is producing THE HEALER with Michael Volpe of Halifax’s Topsail Entertainment (Mr. D).

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While you're here check out previously posted articles on THE HEALER - Blog Post May 21/15, Blog Post May 16/15 The Healer Heads to Halifax & the South Shore

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