Help Wanted for “Summer Help”

Award-winning documentary filmmaker Melody Gilbert is making a film about two Bulgarian university students working in the United States during their summer break from school. It’s called The Summer Help. Take a look at the trailer. Then think about making a donation to the Kickstarter campaign so that the film can be completed and distributed. If you’ve met what seems to be a remarkably international employee contingent at boardwalk stores, amusement parks, hotels, pool clubs, and so on, you’ve probably met people like The Summer Help’s stars Elena and Nikoleta who are here via the U.S. State Department’s Work and Travel program. Kickstarter is “all-or-nothing” crowdfunding, which means Melody and her team don’t get to keep the funds unless they reach their goal. Please help bring this film to the screen by giving what you can.

2 thoughts on “Help Wanted for “Summer Help”

  1. Thanks very much for the post! I think most Americans have encountered many people from the Balkans but don’t know much about them. This film takes you to their homes..one from a small village in Bulgaria, the other from Plovdiv …and you will get to meet their Grannies and their parents… as well as follow them on their ups and down of their journey to America (the main characters in the film go on a plane for the first time!) and back. I appreciate ANY support (donations start at $10) so I can finish making this documentary. Thanks again for the shout out http://www.bit.ly/TheSummerHelp (for the Kickstarter campaign) and the website is http://www.thesummerhelp.com. Of course I will look forward to sharing the movie with you when it’s ready 🙂 ~Melody

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  2. Reblogged this on THE SUMMER HELP and commented:
    Here is a very nice post about “The Summer Help” from a fantastic blog “To Bulgaria” (www.tobulgaria.wordpress.com). Thank you very much for sharing the trailer and information about my documentary with your readers! The Kickstarter campaign to raise funds so I can finish the film is in full swing now. We have reached 13% of our funding goal as of today, but we still have a looong way to go, so please check out the campaign at http://www.bit.ly/TheSummerHelp . Donations start at $10– every little bit helps so please consider a contribution (and you may even get your name on the big screen in the credits!). Thanks again and feel free to share or reblog this post on Facebook, Twitter or other WordPress blogs. Thanks!

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