Somebody who did not quite make the spotlight in the post-production process of Going Through The Motions was a like-minded friend of mine named Thomas Leemon. By like-minded I do not just simply mean that he’s my brother in the faith, but that him and I operate on very similar levels.
For one, we are both visionaries. If we can envision a project worth pursuing, we don’t tread lightly; we have a tendency to jump on it in a flash with no time to waste. Thankfully, we hold the same understanding of what makes an endeavor worth pursuing. Without embellishment, we home in on the core: the message that is being sent by a piece of art. If the message aims to either direct people’s steps towards Jesus’ front door or to disciple and build up someone’s preexisting faith in Christ, then that, my friends, is a project worth pursuing.
Thomas was a key figure in the communications department after GTTM was released. He reached out weekly to multiple sources seeking publicizing opportunities and to recruit schools, colleges and churches to take part in GTTM screening events. He brought a necessary professional touch to the way we dialogued and corresponded with organizations dispersed across America.
Beyond that, he was a major contributor in that he took up the role of being my right hand man. Post-production was more stressful for me than pre-production or the filming process itself. I had tasks and responsibilities flooding over my plate and Thomas generously entered the picture and put my mind at ease by assuming some of my film producer duties. I can’t say enough of this guy’s character and yet I’ve never even met him face to face!
Thomas has just recently started a project entitled Life Is Better Together with the mission of:
encouraging you to get together with those around you to make a difference where you are and even beyond of where you are. We hope to influence you to break down prejudices of any kind and show love to all people whether you agree or disagree with them. We desire to inspire you to actively live life together with those around you. We want to connect you with people who are working together to make life a better place. After all, life is better together.
I am honored that one of LIBT first stories is about the team of GTTM and how the film would not have got accomplished if it were not for the group of gifted individuals who came together to put a vision in motion.
I speak on behalf of the GTTM team when I say it is a privilege to be a partner of Thomas’ vision. Go check out this story and more at LIBT by clicking HERE!