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Please help Erik immigrate and show his film.  Once upon a time there was a prince of a man that lived in a little village in Sweden...His name name was Erik. Erik lived by the woods, he loved the earth, the trees and animals. When he ... More ...

Please help Erik immigrate and show his film.

   Once upon a time there was a Prince of a man that lived in a little village in Sweden...
His name name was Erik. Erik lived by the woods, he loved the earth, the trees and animals. When he grew up he got a camera and started photographing the beautiful things around him. Erik even got a chance to make some movies. He was a brilliant writer and ohhhh...the things he captured with his camera! Light and shadow danced for him and mist and form emerged to create the most marvelous things! But Erik was a shy and silent man and he didn't know his own gift, all he knew was that he felt compelled to capture the beauty around him and he continued.
    One day Erik met a girl and his heart leaped with joy at the sound of her voice! They talked...then talked some more. This went on for two moons and he came to love the girl. She loved people and she too loved the earth, she loved him and the breathtaking images he captured. Erik wanted nothing more than to be by her side. But you see, she lived across an ocean and a continent, across plains and mountains; much farther than Erik had ever traveled before. So Erik set to work selling what he could to prepare for the journey. He arrived after three more moons. Erik said to the girl (who, incidentally was named Elizabeth) that he loved her and wanted to always be with her but that he was afraid he was too poor, how could he make her his wife? "I don't have enough money to stay here", "I don't have enough money to take care of you", "I don't have the money to give your people so that they will allow me to stay in this land!" said Erik.
   He saw no way to stay. The girl said that love would win, that they must wed and love would find a way... that they must hold fast to each other... bind themselves together and then everyone would see! Hearts would open, because true love is too rare and everyone would come together in the name of love. Erik wasn't sure but he decided that at least Elizabeth was right about one thing. No matter what happened they could wed, then at least if an ocean and a continent separated them they would still always and forever belong to one another. So they wed. They lived in a tiny apartment together with Trixi (the best Lady alive), and ate oatmeal for breakfast every morning and lived their lean little life while holding each others hands, always looking for a way... knowing they had to find a way. One day Elizabeth woke up and said "We must show your film! Then the people will see what beauty you bring into the world and they will embrace you and they will help with a nickle, or a dime, or by telling our tale and eventually we will have enough nickles and dimes to give to the government so that they will let you stay! Maybe someone will even be willing to sponsor you - tell the government they BELIEVE in you - then maybe the government will let you stay! But how can we show your film? Even that costs money and we don't even have enough money for food? I will tell everyone I can our story and then we will together, one and all rent the theater where we will show the film! People will SEE, people will HELP, and we will fill the people with joy and love all sharing together what we can. We have our story and the film and your photographs... then... if we raise enough money and get the government to let you stay we will help others in others ways too... Ahhhh... that would be a dream come true!"

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Nov. 7 Eldsaga Premiere Tickets
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Swedish movie with English subtitles at the Dragonfly Cinema in Port Orchard, WA. Meet director of photography, script writer and editor Erik Pettersson. Come to the the after party at the One Ten Lounge and see production memorabilia and hear more about the film.
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