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Local film maker seeking donations
Local film maker seeking donations

Lights, Camera, Action! - The rolling hills of the Palouse set the stage for a locally produced film about a feuding family finding peace in the midst of tragedy.

The movie is called "The Merry Graingers" and its been a labor of love for Serena Belsby who wrote the script after a family member died a few years ago. 

According to Belsby, the movie opens with the Grainger family preparing for their father's funeral.  As the film progresses, relationships change and they begin to enjoy each others company.

"We take the ride with them and see a bit of ourselves in them," writes Belsby

"It ends on an upbeat note and we realize they are going to be okay and they are going to start to accept one another warts and all. The film is about hope and acceptance."

With an Independent Film Project sponsorship, Belsby has had enough money to shoot the movie but now she needs help finishing it.

Belsby estimates she'll need $40,000 to complete the film. 

Once it's done, she plans to submit the movie to Sundance, SXSW, Tribeca, Newport Beach and LA.

Belsby is no stranger to the independent film circuit.  Her first film, "A Second Chance" was featured at the Cannes Film Festival.

If you like to donate check out the movie website. Your donation is tax deductible. Belsby hopes to finish the movie in time for Christmas.





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