barbara mcveigh

is creating Impact Producer - "In Search of Jimmy, the Great Peanut Man"

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FILM IN THE WORKS

"A ROAD TAKEN
"In Search of Jimmy, The Great Peanut Man"


Dear Friends and Supporters,

It's time for hope and inspiration. And we've got it . . . in fact, it's been an international conspiracy that's about to blast open wide with truth and beauty. . . and it trumps the chronic "no peanuts" signs in school doorways. We've had an allergy to truth . . . and the time has come to celebrate the GREAT PEANUT MAN AND GEORGIA IS ON OUR MIND.

JIMMY CARTER HAS A WISH . . . HIS BIRTHDAY IS OCTOBER 1 AND HE TURNS 95 YEARS OLD. HE WANTS TO HEAL THE WORLD.

"We've got your back Jimmy (and Rosalynn, of course).

My third film is in the works - it's a 40 year journey, one that will reset the history books to truth and give us all 20/20 Vision in the year 2020.

I need some support with this film project "A Road Taken, In Search of Jimmy." I am the sole director, producer and editor, ensuring affordability. My editing work will be supported by services of Marin TV/Community Media Center of Marin. Nearly all the footage has been taken from that in The Balkans, Cuba, Central America, The US, Reagan Museum and The Carter Center . .. I just need to pay my rent these next few months so I can be full throttle to release this film on Marin TV during the month of Carter's birthday this October, 2019.

Please support this project so we can shine a light on the values we all want to live by!


What's up?

We, the people have been bulldozed these last forty years since trickle down economics (Reaganomics) benefitting the elite and destroying our middle class - and certainly exploiting the vulnerable people. It's also time to remember the First Green Deal of 1979 - what happened? We understood carbon consequences at the time President Jimmy Carter launched aggressive solar and wind initiatives in this country, efforts that have nearly been forgotten and we need to remember in order to learn how NOT to make the same mistake again - we must have confidence as Carter had asked the American people in 1979 in order to make a revolutionary change in our economic, social and political structure in our country today - and why do I care about this? 

 Let's build bridges now to that dream so we can face the next generation and collectively say  "We did it for you."  Our diversity is our strength and we can cultivate these differences to unite on an inspirational level. 

My Personal Commitment
I'm committed. Since I dived into activism five years ago, I've put  every bit of my energy, time and money into either supporting political leaders, trying to influence positive environmental and human rights policies and education, reporting news and information on my TV and radio programs (I do NOT get paid for these) AND producing events that help inspire people to get involved and feel empowered for political, economic, social and environmental change.

I am an educator and impact producer beyond the film/media world. I like the real world where efforts can build and reshape communities. My track record:

ENVIRONMENT: I produced an ocean environmental film four years ago called Racing with Copepods to address education and ocean issues. The project brought together Marin County youth, global scientists including Dr. Richard Kirby, Dr. Sylvia Earle, along with international sailors and artists to raise awareness of a terrifying reality that is emerging front and center - ocean acidification and pollution. I did not get paid for my three years of dedicated work on this project. I had a higher goal in mind - move my community in order to inspire others to make an impact. We can do it if we're talking about it. The film was accepted at numerous film festivals around the country and went abroad to Tasmania. The film is now available for free online. We made a difference. This was my first film. And if I can do it, you can do it. You just need  passion.

Immigrants: Many local immigrants are indigenous from the highlands of Guatemala who are just now beginning to share the values and heritage of their country. My work will also focus on a couple key women leaders in the community to elevate their voice and the contributions they've made to Marin County in order to strengthen their community as a whole.  My intention is to highlight better policies between Guatemala and the United States. I spent several weeks last summer in the mountains of Guatemala to understand better what happened in the 1980s with our foreign policy and how it impacted the community. My recent photography project helps give proper respect to the Guatemalan people, a symbol of hope for the entire Central American region.

Music/Culture: It took five years, but I did it with a team of international believers - a film to inspire the values of kindness, generosity and humility.The Man Behind The White Guitar was inspired by a musician who inspired me. Jose Neto was a force behind Harry Belafonte's musician career and the film will highlight Neto who stayed true to himself and his music, following his own heart and calling. This film will bring together some of our key musical legacies who have stood the test of time with value of integrity, using the arts as a platform for inspiring and those who can inspire us "to be better than we think we can be," as Belafonte said during our interview in New York.

I took a great lesson from my father who striked against the federal government under Ronald Reagan in 1981. I was 13 years old when laide awake all nigh in the dark waiting for the FBI to come to arrest my father - the fear was tremendous and defined my life for 35 years. When my father chose to stand up to President Ronald Reagan for political honesty, as campaign promises had been made to his union, my dad knew we could lose everything, which we almost did.  I was angry at him for years putting our family at risk until just a few years ago when I began to understand the sacrifices people take to stand for truth and honesty. Today, I'm standing for truth and honesty. I'm prepared to do that full tilt, in honor of my father and those 13,000 union members who understood deeply what sacrifice was about. . . for political honesty and integrity.  We can understand what they stood against - bad policies, propaganda and big business and political interests which have dominated us for too long. 

Today, as an adult,  I look back to the 1970s with 20/20 vision and understand that President Jimmy Carter had us on an amazing track but big business interests and the oil giants dominated the campaigns, confusing people with untruths and fear that have lead us to the disaster we are now facing politically, economically and environmentally. We can NEVER allow that to happen again. Carter had pushed for sustainable energy initiatives (he is the Father of the Solar Age) and conservation policies, when we knew about the dangers of fossil fuels. Today as we face global climate change, melting polar ice caps and ocean acidification, we must acknowledge we MUST do all we can to ensure new energy and conservation policies are established in the United States, so our country can resume being the leader of one of most important topic of our historic humanity.

Take a look at the film screening/panel discussion we did in Marin County for Carter's 93rd Birthday Celebration. And you can see the full Jimmy Carter Celebration weeklong efforts here: https://jimmycarterjamboree2017.com/



My agendas:

Environment: Raise the visible level of the people doing the good work for us, highlighting efforts, challenges, policies and work through my radio and television shows. My radio show focuses on people living with passion and purpose to help us be inspired to reshape the important values of being American. My television program is an environmental program, specifically designed to highlight the people, organizations and issues making change for all of us, so more can get inspired and mobilize action. 

Education and Technology. How can we balance a $60 billion dollar tech industry's interest that is now dominating our public schools with gadgets? Our children know more corporate logos than the names of botanicals. More hard science is emerging that technology, especially programs marketed to our children, is addicting on the level of opiades and heroine. How we can connect our children more wholesomely with the power of rich education filled with critical thinking skills, connection to land stewardship and responsibility? How can we engage as a healthier, more cohesive community? I'm working with filmmakers who are exploring these issues and challenging our local high school with new models that other, more progressive nature/environmental schools have adopted.

American Diversity. Our greatest gift in America is our diversity. We have more "global peace ambassadors" in our country than any other. We have a richness of culture, ideas and values. Our immigrants are the ones who can garner peaceful relationships with their extended families around the planet. That is a gift to cultivate and one not to shame or ever knock down. The Native Americans in our country need a stronger voice, as they are the ones who understand the value of water, nature and heart. My work is dedicated to them. The Ohlone Indians said it best: A strong hunter would give their best meat to those most in need. It earned them honor and respect. Greed was never valued.

President Jimmy Carter: Carter is my inspiration. It's time to recognize a great leader who had vision. I aim to highlight his work and ensure our history books portray Carter with historical accuracy. I look to work with a team to bring his name to both California State and Federal leaders and advocate national bridges, parks and other public spaces be named in his honor, so we can be reminded of the power of humility, honesty and kindness in our leadership and inspire new leaders with such values.  I will work to create a national week in his honor, inspired by Marin County's lead in 2017 celebrating a full week on his 93rd birthday fostering opportunities for people to engage in human rights, environmental and community peace gathering, events and efforts.

More agendas will be revealed in time, related to homelessness, economic disparity and peace efforts.

My work these last three years:

Media Programs:
TV- People's Environmental News with cohost Charlies Siler (Community Media Center of Marin)
Radio - Take Back! The Universe Loves to Laugh (Dominican UC Radio)

My Books (available on Amazon.com):
Redemption: How Ronald Reagan Nearly Ruined My Life, A Memoir
The Story of Stones and Seeds (Children's book)
Shattered Glass, A Novella

My Events:
Jimmy Carter Jamboree, 2017 and 2018 (jimmycarterjamboree.org)
Redemption - Guatemalan Photo Exhibit (Kol Shofar Congregation/Mill Valley Library Monthly Art Walk)

My Films:
Racing with Copepods, Ocean Advocacy Film (racingwithcopepods.com)
The Man Behind the White Guitar (themanbehindthewhiteguitar.com)

BA in English Language, San Francisco State University
MA in Humanities, Dominican University of California

Thank you for your trust and support. Let's create the dream!

Kind regards,
Barbara McVeigh




Tiers
Custom Bumper Sticker
$50 or more per month

You'll receive a custom bumper sticker honoring Carter

Big Peanuts
$100 or more per month

Film Credit and custom bumper sticker honoring Carter!

GREAT BIG PEANUTS!
$500 or more per month

Film credit,  custom bumper sticker honoring Carter and collection of music inspiring this project by Jose Neto (Netoband), Samariawolf & Dream Farmers. 

The Grand Golden Peanuts
$1,000 or more per month

Film credit,  custom bumper sticker honoring Carter and collection of music inspiring this project such as José Neto (Netoband), Samariawolf & Dream Farmers, Lavay Smith & Wobbly World. . . plus a "Only in Fairfax" bumper sticker, signed by someone special. 

Goals
$0 of $5,000 per month
This funding will allow me to continue cultivating two months of work building community relationships, business, film and media projects, as I prepare the platform as described for next year.
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FILM IN THE WORKS

"A ROAD TAKEN
"In Search of Jimmy, The Great Peanut Man"


Dear Friends and Supporters,

It's time for hope and inspiration. And we've got it . . . in fact, it's been an international conspiracy that's about to blast open wide with truth and beauty. . . and it trumps the chronic "no peanuts" signs in school doorways. We've had an allergy to truth . . . and the time has come to celebrate the GREAT PEANUT MAN AND GEORGIA IS ON OUR MIND.

JIMMY CARTER HAS A WISH . . . HIS BIRTHDAY IS OCTOBER 1 AND HE TURNS 95 YEARS OLD. HE WANTS TO HEAL THE WORLD.

"We've got your back Jimmy (and Rosalynn, of course).

My third film is in the works - it's a 40 year journey, one that will reset the history books to truth and give us all 20/20 Vision in the year 2020.

I need some support with this film project "A Road Taken, In Search of Jimmy." I am the sole director, producer and editor, ensuring affordability. My editing work will be supported by services of Marin TV/Community Media Center of Marin. Nearly all the footage has been taken from that in The Balkans, Cuba, Central America, The US, Reagan Museum and The Carter Center . .. I just need to pay my rent these next few months so I can be full throttle to release this film on Marin TV during the month of Carter's birthday this October, 2019.

Please support this project so we can shine a light on the values we all want to live by!


What's up?

We, the people have been bulldozed these last forty years since trickle down economics (Reaganomics) benefitting the elite and destroying our middle class - and certainly exploiting the vulnerable people. It's also time to remember the First Green Deal of 1979 - what happened? We understood carbon consequences at the time President Jimmy Carter launched aggressive solar and wind initiatives in this country, efforts that have nearly been forgotten and we need to remember in order to learn how NOT to make the same mistake again - we must have confidence as Carter had asked the American people in 1979 in order to make a revolutionary change in our economic, social and political structure in our country today - and why do I care about this? 

 Let's build bridges now to that dream so we can face the next generation and collectively say  "We did it for you."  Our diversity is our strength and we can cultivate these differences to unite on an inspirational level. 

My Personal Commitment
I'm committed. Since I dived into activism five years ago, I've put  every bit of my energy, time and money into either supporting political leaders, trying to influence positive environmental and human rights policies and education, reporting news and information on my TV and radio programs (I do NOT get paid for these) AND producing events that help inspire people to get involved and feel empowered for political, economic, social and environmental change.

I am an educator and impact producer beyond the film/media world. I like the real world where efforts can build and reshape communities. My track record:

ENVIRONMENT: I produced an ocean environmental film four years ago called Racing with Copepods to address education and ocean issues. The project brought together Marin County youth, global scientists including Dr. Richard Kirby, Dr. Sylvia Earle, along with international sailors and artists to raise awareness of a terrifying reality that is emerging front and center - ocean acidification and pollution. I did not get paid for my three years of dedicated work on this project. I had a higher goal in mind - move my community in order to inspire others to make an impact. We can do it if we're talking about it. The film was accepted at numerous film festivals around the country and went abroad to Tasmania. The film is now available for free online. We made a difference. This was my first film. And if I can do it, you can do it. You just need  passion.

Immigrants: Many local immigrants are indigenous from the highlands of Guatemala who are just now beginning to share the values and heritage of their country. My work will also focus on a couple key women leaders in the community to elevate their voice and the contributions they've made to Marin County in order to strengthen their community as a whole.  My intention is to highlight better policies between Guatemala and the United States. I spent several weeks last summer in the mountains of Guatemala to understand better what happened in the 1980s with our foreign policy and how it impacted the community. My recent photography project helps give proper respect to the Guatemalan people, a symbol of hope for the entire Central American region.

Music/Culture: It took five years, but I did it with a team of international believers - a film to inspire the values of kindness, generosity and humility.The Man Behind The White Guitar was inspired by a musician who inspired me. Jose Neto was a force behind Harry Belafonte's musician career and the film will highlight Neto who stayed true to himself and his music, following his own heart and calling. This film will bring together some of our key musical legacies who have stood the test of time with value of integrity, using the arts as a platform for inspiring and those who can inspire us "to be better than we think we can be," as Belafonte said during our interview in New York.

I took a great lesson from my father who striked against the federal government under Ronald Reagan in 1981. I was 13 years old when laide awake all nigh in the dark waiting for the FBI to come to arrest my father - the fear was tremendous and defined my life for 35 years. When my father chose to stand up to President Ronald Reagan for political honesty, as campaign promises had been made to his union, my dad knew we could lose everything, which we almost did.  I was angry at him for years putting our family at risk until just a few years ago when I began to understand the sacrifices people take to stand for truth and honesty. Today, I'm standing for truth and honesty. I'm prepared to do that full tilt, in honor of my father and those 13,000 union members who understood deeply what sacrifice was about. . . for political honesty and integrity.  We can understand what they stood against - bad policies, propaganda and big business and political interests which have dominated us for too long. 

Today, as an adult,  I look back to the 1970s with 20/20 vision and understand that President Jimmy Carter had us on an amazing track but big business interests and the oil giants dominated the campaigns, confusing people with untruths and fear that have lead us to the disaster we are now facing politically, economically and environmentally. We can NEVER allow that to happen again. Carter had pushed for sustainable energy initiatives (he is the Father of the Solar Age) and conservation policies, when we knew about the dangers of fossil fuels. Today as we face global climate change, melting polar ice caps and ocean acidification, we must acknowledge we MUST do all we can to ensure new energy and conservation policies are established in the United States, so our country can resume being the leader of one of most important topic of our historic humanity.

Take a look at the film screening/panel discussion we did in Marin County for Carter's 93rd Birthday Celebration. And you can see the full Jimmy Carter Celebration weeklong efforts here: https://jimmycarterjamboree2017.com/



My agendas:

Environment: Raise the visible level of the people doing the good work for us, highlighting efforts, challenges, policies and work through my radio and television shows. My radio show focuses on people living with passion and purpose to help us be inspired to reshape the important values of being American. My television program is an environmental program, specifically designed to highlight the people, organizations and issues making change for all of us, so more can get inspired and mobilize action. 

Education and Technology. How can we balance a $60 billion dollar tech industry's interest that is now dominating our public schools with gadgets? Our children know more corporate logos than the names of botanicals. More hard science is emerging that technology, especially programs marketed to our children, is addicting on the level of opiades and heroine. How we can connect our children more wholesomely with the power of rich education filled with critical thinking skills, connection to land stewardship and responsibility? How can we engage as a healthier, more cohesive community? I'm working with filmmakers who are exploring these issues and challenging our local high school with new models that other, more progressive nature/environmental schools have adopted.

American Diversity. Our greatest gift in America is our diversity. We have more "global peace ambassadors" in our country than any other. We have a richness of culture, ideas and values. Our immigrants are the ones who can garner peaceful relationships with their extended families around the planet. That is a gift to cultivate and one not to shame or ever knock down. The Native Americans in our country need a stronger voice, as they are the ones who understand the value of water, nature and heart. My work is dedicated to them. The Ohlone Indians said it best: A strong hunter would give their best meat to those most in need. It earned them honor and respect. Greed was never valued.

President Jimmy Carter: Carter is my inspiration. It's time to recognize a great leader who had vision. I aim to highlight his work and ensure our history books portray Carter with historical accuracy. I look to work with a team to bring his name to both California State and Federal leaders and advocate national bridges, parks and other public spaces be named in his honor, so we can be reminded of the power of humility, honesty and kindness in our leadership and inspire new leaders with such values.  I will work to create a national week in his honor, inspired by Marin County's lead in 2017 celebrating a full week on his 93rd birthday fostering opportunities for people to engage in human rights, environmental and community peace gathering, events and efforts.

More agendas will be revealed in time, related to homelessness, economic disparity and peace efforts.

My work these last three years:

Media Programs:
TV- People's Environmental News with cohost Charlies Siler (Community Media Center of Marin)
Radio - Take Back! The Universe Loves to Laugh (Dominican UC Radio)

My Books (available on Amazon.com):
Redemption: How Ronald Reagan Nearly Ruined My Life, A Memoir
The Story of Stones and Seeds (Children's book)
Shattered Glass, A Novella

My Events:
Jimmy Carter Jamboree, 2017 and 2018 (jimmycarterjamboree.org)
Redemption - Guatemalan Photo Exhibit (Kol Shofar Congregation/Mill Valley Library Monthly Art Walk)

My Films:
Racing with Copepods, Ocean Advocacy Film (racingwithcopepods.com)
The Man Behind the White Guitar (themanbehindthewhiteguitar.com)

BA in English Language, San Francisco State University
MA in Humanities, Dominican University of California

Thank you for your trust and support. Let's create the dream!

Kind regards,
Barbara McVeigh




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Tiers
Custom Bumper Sticker
$50 or more per month

You'll receive a custom bumper sticker honoring Carter

Big Peanuts
$100 or more per month

Film Credit and custom bumper sticker honoring Carter!

GREAT BIG PEANUTS!
$500 or more per month

Film credit,  custom bumper sticker honoring Carter and collection of music inspiring this project by Jose Neto (Netoband), Samariawolf & Dream Farmers. 

The Grand Golden Peanuts
$1,000 or more per month

Film credit,  custom bumper sticker honoring Carter and collection of music inspiring this project such as José Neto (Netoband), Samariawolf & Dream Farmers, Lavay Smith & Wobbly World. . . plus a "Only in Fairfax" bumper sticker, signed by someone special.