Saturday, June 10, 2017

ONE MORE TIME IF YOU DON'T MIND: CHANCE TO WIN $100

Left to Right:  Nann Gill, Brian Nieves and David Patrick Wilson

ONE MORE TIME IF YOU DON'T MIND

CHANCE TO WIN $100

We are looking for final answers to the marketing mystery.  What works?  Pick the movie poster you like for the motion picture "Collar" from the 6 choices on our website www.collarthemovie.com and you will have the opportunity to win $100.00.
In our first go round, Brian Nieves of Florida NY was our winning contributor, receiving a $100 check for his contribution.  Which poster do you like?
We offer to you the very same opportunity! 
"Collar" is the award winning feature film produced by Willy-Gilly Productions, Inc. of Goshen, NY and shot entirely in the Hudson Valley.  To quote Marianne Donnelly in her Las Vegas Tribune review,
“Collar,” written, produced and directed by David P. Wilson, was a deeply moving, authentically portrayed story, based on true incidents...Marianne Donnelly Las Vegas Tribune
Join us as we reach out the American People to reveal truth, restore faith and revive the American Spirit of equality and integrity in these difficult times.  Basic membership is free and you receive a free download of the new hit "House of Love" sung by Tedi Wilson.

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Friday, June 2, 2017

THE TRUTH WILL OUT "A Deeply Moving, Authentically Portrayed Story" Las Vegas Tribune

At High Desert International Film Festival with our friends who produced the movie "Gufors" 
left to right:
David Patrick Wilson, Susan Wheeler, Bob Gericke, Nan Gill-Wilson and Fred Paskiewicz

THE TRUTH WILL OUT
"A Deeply Moving, Authentically Portrayed Story"  Las Vegas Tribune

We live in an age of instant communication that invites a constant barrage of information that assaults the senses and often numbs our Human sensibility.  Our current President is perhaps the most violent  and certainly the most prolific offender of this abuse of privilege regarding what we see and hear. I call it "an offense" because it is truly a privilege and not a human right.  ,
In these times, it is self-evident that Truth can become obscured by the sheer volume of thoughts and opinions expressed publicly by all.  That in mind, it is easy to minimize the importance of some things that must be said, that cannot be swept aside any longer.  Among others such as War, Poverty, Disease and Corruption is' the truth' about the racial divide between our citizens of color and the authorities that we have empowered to protect and defend us All and recent events that have so clearly defined that chasm. 
This past week we (Willy-Gilly Productions) participated in a film festival with our independent, feature film, "Collar." We have now been 7 years in the process of finding a market, simply because the custodians of the cultural landscape (namely movie studios, broadcast and cable networks) have been, at best, indifferent and mostly unwilling to confront the issues for any other reason than to self-aggrandize their own coverage, hawk their advertisers products and shamelessly exploit the American commercial marketplace.
For some years now, we have been engaged  in completing, testing and promoting our film, which has ALWAYS received overwhelmingly positive response from the public, even as we have been 'stonewalled' by the industry.  In the years that we have been seeking adequate outlets to provide the general public with some truth about these issues, we have learned that the corporate media agenda does not only include a suppression of truth, but an outright obstruction of fact.
Once again, now in its final version, our film has found its mark.  While our purpose was not to win awards, we have been rewarded with a reinforcement of our honestly creative vision. The Las Vegas Tribune (the first media of any kind to view "Collar") reviewed our film, which was seen by the largest audience to attend the High Desert International Film Festival (HDIFF) and their representative wrote the following:
“Collar,” written, produced and directed by David P. Wilson, was a deeply moving, authentically portrayed story, based on true incidents, about a “good guy” detective at the end of his career, who makes a tough choice, split-second decision in the midst of a murder suspect chase and shoots a “well loved in the community” young black man. The ensuing devastation all-around rings true. A touchy subject handled with equanimity, this film serves as a platform for community healing when viewed and discussed. --Marianne Donnelly Las Vegas Tribune
Marianne's insight and perceptions of this film are exactly what was intended from the beginning, to create an awareness and open the channel for sincere investigation of our deepest thoughts about those who do not look like us, regardless of which "us" we may be.  We will continue to carry this fight for as long as it takes to expose these social scars, treat our damaged souls and heal this wounded nation.  See you at the movies... If you would like us to exhibit at a theater near you, please contact us and we will do what we can to make that happen, SOON. Peace.
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Thursday, June 1, 2017

"Collar" Goes Cowboy!

Willy-Gilly Productions announces entry in
2017 High Desert International Film Festival (HDIFF)
“Collar” Goes Cowboy!
Goshen, NY… Willy-Gilly Productions, Inc. has confirmed their full-length motion picture, “COLLAR” will be a featured entry in the 11th Annual High Desert International Film Festival (HDIFF) to be held, once again, this year at The Pahrump Nugget Hotel and Casino in Pahrump, NV. 
Circle these dates on your calendar May 26-29, 2017. You don’t want to miss this year’s festivities, especially the screening of “Collar” on Sunday afternoon, the closing day, right before the awards banquet.
(Check the schedule on Facebook for the exact time and location of the screening.)
This festival showing comes slightly in advance of the long-awaited ‘limited’ release of the film, starring Tom Sizemore, David Patrick Wilson, Rebecca De Mornay, Richard Roundtree and a brilliant ensemble cast, slated for later this summer in select theaters throughout the U.S.
The much acclaimed, highly controversial, action-packed police drama deals with a veteran detective’s shooting of a young black man, a local hero in a small city in upstate New York. The story could have been ripped from the ‘front pages’ of dozens of newspapers in similar cities across the country over the past few years. It addresses a whole array of crucial issues currently plaguing America’s social landscape and the challenges of law enforcement in these troubled times.
Several members of the cast and crew will attend the screening, including Executive Producer, Nan Gill-Wilson, Actor/Writer/Director, David Patrick Wilson.
For more information on upcoming classes and projects, please contact them directly at (845)-294-7500 or info@willygilly.com
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Left to Right

Tom Sizemore, David Patrick Wilson, Rebecca De Mornay, Richard Roundtree, Nan Gill-Wilson, Jaime Santana

Friday, May 12, 2017

The Big Red Machine



It is an amazing irony to me that, in this the year marking the 100th Anniversary of the Russian Revolution, I have heard precious little about what was, beyond a shadow of a doubt, one the most important events of the 20th century.  

The fact that the Russian Tsar had committed to enter WWI against Kaiser Wilhelm's Germany could have significantly shortened that nightmare. With the assassination of Nicholas, the troops bound for the Eastern Front, dropped their weapons 'en masse' and returned to Mother Russia to face there own horrors that lasted until 1989.

Now, they have to live with the ghosts of Stalin, Lenin, Trotsky, Khruschev and the rest, who must stalk the halls of the Kremlin shaking their heads and wondering where it went so wrong. They should be aghast at how the current brand of 'oligarchic capitalism' could have routed the 'supreme soviet socialism' that they preached. 

Moreover, my guess is that they would have abhorred the 'Little Czar' Putin with his 'Brooklyn thug' swagger and his 'macho' manners. But, that being said, they would probably admire his aggressive, brutal 'reunification' efforts, his unapologetic slaughter of the innocent and his inroads into destroying the confidence of All Americans by acquiring 'friends in high places,' through his use of his recently successfully tested 'cyber-weapons.'

The really tragic irony is that, "Prince Vlad" has amplified his own importance by assisting the installation of someone in the White House, the like of whom has not been experienced since Stalin sealed his Berlin bunker in 1945 with his charred remains in it.

For a man weaned on the Socialist ideal, it must be at least somewhat daunting that he has unleashed another Fascist on the World. Stay tuned for the showdown, Amerika! It IS coming. Zeig heil, Vladdy!

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Monday, May 8, 2017

Making The Moment Count

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BUSTED!

There is only one great experience in this life and that is feeling the full impact of any and every given moment.  We live, by-in-large, in the ardent pursuit of things that take us far afield from that which is occurring right where we are at this very second.

In Life, it may be possible to spend all of your time in anticipation of a desired result.  You may even find that to be somehow pleasurable. But, unless we are open to exactly what is happening each and every second of every day, we are missing thousands of opportunities to rejoice in all that is here to be experienced, right now!

We all have dreams and desires.  We all have wants and needs.  We all share the perception from time to time that they are what is important.  There is no doubt that our experience is shaped by those elements to some degree and that what keeps us on purpose, our commitments, are a large factor in determining the emotional outcome. Make no mistake, they have a tremendous bearing on them. They are, however, only peripheral to this and every subsequent moment, hereafter.

To be Present is Everything!  It is the difference between Life and Death, waking and sleeping, Being and existing.  It is truly the Gift that God has given us ALL, of which we must constantly be reminded. Without it, we miss the most glorious things in life.  Love, Joy, Peace, Prosperity, Abundance. These are not 'quantifiable,' or at least should not be because they can all be experienced in every moment, not like data, but as parts of 'a life of Quality.'. It is a choice ONLY if you are free enough to give yourself over to Living the Moment, regardless of Any circumstance, irrespective of the outcome.

What do you choose this day?  How will you experience all that life holds for you?  Can you truly say that you are thankful for each and every moment?  If you cannot own this simple idea, we suggest that you find an infant and watch them experience all that you have forgotten.  Perhaps then you will remember this moment.  Too late..... 😎