I haven't been on AmeriCymru in ages so I'll introduce myself briefly. I'm a writer & producer based in Bridgend (down South) who regrettably doesn't speak the mam iaith despite being an avid watcher of Pobol y Cwm. I work through my company Seraphim Pictures (Bridgend, Cardiff and thereabouts) which produces short films and documentaries as well as the odd music video.
I'm currently producing a short film called Moore's Code, about Artie Moore - a young Welsh amateur radio enthusiast who in 1912 picked up the distress call from the RMS Titanic from the attic room of his father's Seventeenth Century watermill. It's a story that's been largely forgotten over time (despite, I think, being an important addition to recent Welsh history) and with the centenary of the sinking of the Titanic this April I think it's high time that it came to light.
Moore's Code alternates between Artie's life at Gelligroes Mill and the fateful night of April 14th/15th, and that of Jack Phillips, the wireless operator who was sending the distress calls. Artie had a reputation for being a bit of a tease around the village so people thought that it was some kind of joke - like crying wolf I suppose. Opinions changed when the news broke two days later and he became a local hero/celebrity.
I'm bringing this up here to a) raise awareness of the Artie Moore story (and the film!) but also to promote the film's crowdfunding campaign on IndieGoGo. I've seen (and run) campaigns before that can be confusing, what with all the levels of rewards - who gets what for paying what - so I've simplified the process. We're taking pre-orders of the DVD to help raise part of the budget. The DVD will contain Moore's Code as well as a making-of documentary and a documentary about the real history behind the film; it'll also be accompanied by promotional materials.
I also want to get some good conversations going about the story and the film so I'm asking you to tweet me at @Daniel_Lyddon and use the hashtag #titanicdrama regardless of whether or not you can donate. These will be featured in Q&A videos for the campaign. The campaign page is at www.indiegogo.com/moorescode and I'd really like you to help make the film by donating and then using the social networking buttons to spread awareness. The campaign takes donations in dollars but I also have campaigns in pounds sterling and euros that'll be going live in the next couple of days.
Please check out www.indiegogo.com/moorescode for more info on the film and tweet me @Daniel_Lyddon. I look forward to speaking to you!