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Filmfest919 Premier:
Rocketman

 

Rocketman is a 2019 biographical jukebox musical drama film based on the life, music and career of British musician Elton John.  This Rocketman Premier honored the work of Elton John's first manager Ray Williams with the Official Signed Proclamation from Governor Cooper. An audience Q & A with Ray and the film festival founders followed the film screening.

SOCIAL IMPACT CONSULTANT FILMFEST 919 PREMIER: SARAH HAMILTON

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COLLABORATIONS :

SOCIAL IMPACT PROJECT & OUTCOMES

  • Advocacy for the Arts and Humanities: National Arts and Humanities Month brings awareness to create a national, state and local focus on the arts, film and the humanities and provides an opportunity for federal, state and local business, government and civic leaders to declare their support for the arts and humanities.

  • Drafted the Official North Carolina State Proclamation for National Arts and Humanities Month. This proclamation was accepted and made an official Proclamation by North Carolina Governor Cooper in 2018 & 2019.

  • Campaigned for support of the importance of film, arts for FilmFest919. This festival showcases the first look at award winning films and the artists behind them, and gives audiences opportunities to engage with filmmakers, Oscar nominees and Winners through film screenings and lectures, and Q & As. In the festival’s inaugural year, FilmFest919’s films went on to win seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture.

 

  • Advocated the support of North Carolina Governor Cooper and The State of North Carolina's rich film production history resulting in  a welcome letter from Governor for Filmfest919 brochure and North Carolina Legislative staff and the Secretary of State were in attendance at the festival.

 

  • Elton John biopic Rocketman VIP screening: Sarah Hamilton honored the work of Elton John's first manager Ray Williams by presenting Ray on stage with the Official Signed Proclamation from Governor Cooper. An audience Q & A with Ray and the film festival founders followed the Rocketman Screening.

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CHARLIE ROWE IS RAY WILLIAMS

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Sarah Hamilton Elton Johns Manage Ray Williams
Ray Williams Randi Emmerman

Randi Emerman

Executive Director, Filmfest919

"Many thanks to our friend Sarah Hamilton! Sarah's work with us as we launched our inaugural year gained us statewide exposure and recognition from the Governor. Sarah secured Governor Cooper's support by advocating the importance arts and film play in our state and local economies. She drafted the Arts and Humanities Month Proclamation which became official for North Carolina. Sarah advocated for statewide support for Filmfest919 and secured the Governor's support through a Governor's welcome letter for our festival program and cabinet members attending the event. Sarah presented the Proclamation at Filmfest919 to Elton John's manager, Ray Williams (pictured), honoring his work in the arts. Sarah also connected us with local nonprofits so we could give back to our community. We could not be more pleased with our collaboration together."

Randi Emmerman and Ray Williams
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