Special Announcement for our GoFundMe Sponsors! We're busy planning Film Launch Parties in York and Middletown, PA the last weekend of April (Earth Day! 4/22 & 4/23). Details to be posted on our Events & News page at:
I will also email all of you a special VIP invitation. We will be screening the 'proof-of-concept' trailer with a short introduction by the screenwriter (that's me-ha!) followed by a short Q&A. I would like to acknowledge all of you then, too because we couldn't have done it without your support! Thank you! I look forward to meeting or seeing you, again!
With the help of a few, kind angel investors, I have bought an airline ticket home. I will be in PA 4/13-4/25 Thank you!
TMI Survivors' Testimonials
While I am in York and Middletown for 12 busy days, I want to meet and interview as many TMI Survivors as I can. Their testimonials will help us in getting their voices heard and the movie made. Their stories will be posted on the film's website and social media; some will be featured in the film.
I also want to host a Meet-and-Greet Party for and about the film and show the 'proof-of-concept' trailer. Included at this event will be great 1970s music along with great sips and bites to raise monies for the film's production. There will be two parties: one in Middletown and one in York, PA.
Some of the cast and crew, who helped film the trailer and also read the roles of the 74 characters at the Table Read last Saturday (March 12) want to be there. They are checking their frequent flier miles.
"Green" Free Events
It is Earth Day when I am home; I would like to team up with a group and go plant trees and clean up alongside the Susquehanna River.
I also need to scout locations that will be showcased in the film.
I will be meeting with potential investors and product sponsors. If interested, please see the page PARTICIPATE on the film's website.
Poster design by Harlee Dickerson.
Here is what we have completed to date:
Social Media: Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Facebook
Table Read of Screenplay
1970 retro baseball jersey and 100% organic cotton t-shirts will be available on the website. See SHOP.
[MELTDOWN logo design by Cory Crouser.]
I still need to lock down a deal on a rental car due to all of this driving, but thanks to very good friends, I will be staying at great B&Bs. In other words, their houses, making my own [and their] breakfasts--one meal that I can handle.
I am a very frugal producer and will make your donation go far. Ask any of the filmmakers, who I have worked for as a producer.
I hope to meet you and thank you for your on-going support during my trip home in April.
From my all-volunteer executive team on the West and East Coast, thank you! (See Executive Team on FILM page.)
We are so appreciative.
Jill Murphy Long
BASED ON TRUE EVENTS
MELTDOWNthefilm @ gmail . com
In 1979, a nuclear accident occurred at Three Mile Island (TMI) in Pennsylvania. I was a teenager at the time and lived less than 13 miles away.
In 2012, I was diagnosed with a brain tumor.
Earlier, my younger brother was also diagnosed with a brain tumor, skin cancer, and thyroid cancer.
Many of my neighbors, classmates, and friends have been affected by the exposure to low dose of radiation accidentally and deliberately released at TMI. These cancers and neurological diseases like MS are latent and take decades to present.
My neighbor, who was twelve at the time and lived across the street from me, was diagnosed with MS in 2010. Her mother had breast cancer and their next-door neighbor died of leukemia. My good friend and neighbor died of brain cancer.
The list is too long and I know too many of them. Unfortunately, the list of the deceased grows every week.
The list is even longer from the small town of Middletown where TMI is located on a sandbar in the middle of the Susquehanna River.
MELTDOWN, BASED ON TRUE EVENTS will be a feature film, not a documentary. I believe we can make a difference and stop nuclear history from repeating and move America towards renewable energy sources.
Since the TMI accident. “There have been no new nuclear plants opened in the United States,” according to the media, but the nuclear industry’s website quietly state that they’re opening plants. In Tennessee, Watts Bar 2 plans to be operational by June, 2016.
Chernobyl’s “sarcophagus” was built to contain the radioactive reactor and will expire in 2016. A new structure is being built, but won’t be completed until 2017.
Radioactive waste, which included Three Mile Island’s wreckage, continues to be shipped to the Idaho National Laboratory, located above the Snake River Aquifer.
Fukushima’s radioactive soil sits in 580,000 black bags next to the ocean—a recent storm pulled an undetermined amount into the Pacific. Nearby fisheries are still closed since 2011.
We may never know the truth, but at least we can ensure a safer world by being more knowledgeable about our choices for energy.
By just sharing this link, you will be helping us. Please know that you are making a difference already with whatever you can donate.
P.S. A special thank you to Eric Whitacre and his virtual choir, singing 'Lux Aurumque' as the beautiful and inspirational music for our movie trailer’s soundtrack.
Uploaded by Meltdown the Film by Jill Murphy Long on 2016-03-21.