Thursday, May 21, 2015

Giving Back

I love when I hear about regular people sharing their talents with their community. I do know a lot of people who do that. I decided I wanted to use this blog to share some of their stories.

Today, I bring you Jim, technical writer by day, movie producer by NightWine.

I have been meaning to share Jim's story for a few weeks now, but I have been too self-absorbed in my own life to actually do so.

Seriously, when I see this guy at work, I think about how I want to write a blog post or at least share some info about his awesome project.

And then I leave work, and I forget about Jim...until I  see him the next day.  

And then I feel like an idiot because I realize I forgot to write a blog post.

And then I leave work and the cycle repeats.

The cycle is not about Jim, tho.  When I leave work, I try to leave everything about work at work.  Obviously, I am getting pretty good at it.  Too bad for Jim.

But, back to Jim's story.  

Jim freelances as owner of NightWine, a video production company. Check out the company's services, including the JimboTron at

The story I really want to share is about Jim giving students at Rootstown High the opportunity to be a part of a movie.    Jim learned that the school drama department did not have the resources to put on a play this year, so Jim worked a deal with the school to produce a movie.  

How cool is that?

Jim has put in long hours (after he puts in long hours at his day job) to write, cast, film, edit, re-film, etc., etc.

I love hearing his stories after long nights of filming.  You can see some of the behind-the-scenes action on his site.

He has also worked with a local theatre to have a world premier showing in early June, with red carpet treatment for the cast. 

Again, how cool is that?

Jim has worked with community sponsors to make this all happen.

I am proud to know Jim.  And I hope this blog post earns me the right to purchase a ticket or two to the world premiere of Zombie High.

Prepare to be eaten!

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