Fotolanthropy will be filming Travis: A Soldier’s Story in Dallas February 28 to March 3! The city of Dallas is excited to be hosting this American Hero and his fellow soldiers!
Since our project has been backed we have been spending hours and hours behind the scenes planning, spending time with the Mills on Skype and working hard to make this film a gift for all to see. We are continually blown away by the support and the way people are coming together to help rally around the Mills to create this story. I wanted to take the time to thank Veterans Airlift Command! This incredible company provides transportation for our combat wounded and they are providing transportation of not only Travis, Kelsey and Chloe but of the 2 Combat Medics and 2 other soldiers that were with Travis on the day of the accident! We are humbled by this generous gift and we cannot be more grateful for this opportunity to also have these brave men that were with Mills on the day his life changed forever. Take sometime to learn about the great people at: http://www.veteransairlift.org
Other Acts of Kindness
▪ The City of Desoto is allowing us to use a piece of property for filming!
▪ Continued financial support from backers across the country
▪ 5% discount from Lens Rentals to rent the RED Epic
▪ Love Field Airplane Museum allowing us to film in one of their helicopters
Your donation has helped to make this possible and we look forward to keeping you posted with updates, behind the scenes footage and pictures.
We have been asked how people can still help. Because these soldiers have given their all for us, we would really like to treat them to great Texas hospitality! Please see below a list of needs we have for the film and taking care of these soldiers while they are here in Dallas.
▪ Provide lunch and dinner for filmcrew and soldiers on March 2nd and 3rd. Simple sandwiches or pizza brought to the film locations in DFW would help us to feed these guys and not take away from film time. *Setup with caterer or deliver the food
▪ Hotel Accommodations Donation: We would like to provide the 2 Combat Medics and 2 Soldiers rooms nearby the Kelsey’s family at The Holiday Inn in Frisco. Check In on March 1 and check out March 3. You can call (972) 668-5959 to book reservation for two rooms for 4 adults. Please call if this is reserved.
▪ Hospital Access: We need access to a hospital room, hallway and rehab facility on March 2nd in the afternoon to film re enactment scenes of Mills in Dallas or Frisco.
▪ Transportation: On Saturday March 2 we will have a group of 12-15 people commuting all over DFW and to have a shuttle bus would help us transport everyone easily! The shuttle would need to pick up the Soldiers in Frisco, Texas in the morning and travel around the DFW Metroplex until late evening.
▪ Dinner Date for Travis and Kelsey! On Sunday night March 3, I would love to be able to provide them with a nice dinner date for the couple after they complete all of the filming. A steak dinner in Frisco (where they will be staying) or in Dallas.
▪ Media exposure: Help us connect with those who can help share the making of Travis: A Soldier’s Story.
▪ Access to military uniforms for filming
▪ ** We are still looking for a makeup artist that specializes in special effects! Needed March 2nd. Looking for an artist that will be able to create blood, bruises, scrapes, etc.
▪ Want to really blow them away? Help us connect with a sports figure, team, political figure, high ranking military office or celeb or even George Bush since he is such an advocate for our Wounded Warriors that can come say hello to SSG Mills on March 2nd in the afternoon. We will be filming some tough things by re enacting his story and it could be really cool to have someone come encourage and say hello during that time.
If you are interested in helping fill these needs, please contact Katie at firstname.lastname@example.org. Any donor will also be given credit in the film, copy of the DVD and a big thank you from our team! You can also donate on our site and we will use these funds to help give to these needs: Donate here: fotolanthropy.com/donate
Here is a film of Travis running! He continues to amaze us with his progress! Thank you!! – Katie Norris
(originally posted on Kickstarter on February 23, 2013)