An Angel's Whisper - A feature film by Sonja Nelson Provost and LampShade Productions

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Bullying...

Bullying is a nation-wide hot topic. One and five youths 17-years old and younger report being physically bullied according to the Centers for Disease Control's report on violence prevention. Three in ten report being teased or emotionally bullied. Social media is an enabler creating the perfect enviornment for electronic aggression or internet harassment. 8% of 10-17-year olds report internet harrassment. While there are currently programs available for both teachers and schools, the problem continues to grow. Children of all ages hurt themselves or take their own lives or lives of others. This is what's is reported in the news, but what about the victims that never come forward? Read more here: http://www.gofundme.com/7gxngs

Get involved and save a life!

LampShade Productions

What is in a name? How did you come with the name for your production company??

Well the funny story behind LampShade Productions is from our L.A. Premiere last year. I did my own stunts in the hotel waiting for our limo. While performing my stunts I took out a lamp and smeared my lipstick on the lamp shade. So Lamp Shade stuck!! Lol! It was a very funny moment and I left a lasting impression with everyone that was there! I didn't suffer any injuries... Just my pride was a little hurt. But I can laugh about it now and that's how we decided to name our production company!! Hope this made you smile!!

Sonja Nelson, Tera Garnett, Kristina Andrew and Actor and screenwriter, Scarletand Brandon Lofton at the premiere of LIAR.
Sonja Nelson, Tera Garnett, Kristina Andrew and Actor and screenwriter, Scarletand Brandon Lofton at the premiere of LIAR. | Source

Interview with Actress and Producer, Sonja Nelson Provost...

Sonja Nelson Provost, in my opinion is the sweetest soul you could ever met. Maybe is the southern kind of way, or maybe is one of the kind angels that was chosen to change the world, if we let her. Her latest project is a feature film about Bullying. But, let's hear from her...

Tell us about the project... is this a full length feature film?

Thanks Joseph!! An Angel's Whisper is a script written by Brandon Lofton. He and I are good friends and we had a discussion one day about making a movie and not just any movie. We wanted to do something that would make an impact. So I asked him to write an inspirational script. As it is right now, yes it is a feature length film.

Wow! How did you become interested in the project, Sonja?

I became interested the minute that Brandon and I spoke about it. Then when he wrote and finished the script, I knew it was going to be amazing!!

So, you need funding to get the production going?

We definitely need the funding for this film so that we can finish it and be able to get the message that this wonderful script has in it. We will co0me back to this project soon. So for now the GoFundMe link is not available...for now~

This might sound too personal, but I read that you were bullied as well. How this really affected you as an adult?

Unfortunately I was bullied as a child and it has left invisible scars that I deal with daily. As an adult I have learned to adjust and cope with these scars but it does hold me back sometimes. I struggle with low self esteem and not believing in myself. I have learned that choosing the right people in my life makes a big difference as well. Positive people help so much. It has been hard to love myself or to even feel like I have any self worth. I know now that I am important and that my dreams and passions in life are very important to accomplish. With that said, I want to focus on this project and share my stories with others. Reaching out and showing love is what this is all about.

Can you tell us about the screenwriter and the producer or company in charge of production?

Brandon Lofton is the screenwriter and him and I are producing this movie with our new company, 'LampShade Productions.' We want to build a team of people that will love doing more projects with us in the future!!


Can you imagine how many suicides can be prevented with this movie?

I can definitely imagine preventing at least one suicide at the least with this project. We want children and adults to know there is help out there. It is a lonely and scary feeling when you are bullied and feel like there is nobody to listen or help. If we help one person, then we have done our job. Our focus is to help a lot of people.

I can see your kids engaging in the project somehow. Am I wrong?

My children are amazing kids! I have taught them their whole life that it is NEVER okay to pick on someone or be mean. Teaching our children from day one by setting the example will make all the difference in the world. So, Yes, my kids support this project and what it means. My daughter will be seen in this film as well!

That's fantastic!!

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Before closing, and perhaps we missed to ask key questions. What else can you add to this interview?

First I want to say thank you for this interview! It means a lot to be able to share my feelings to anyone who wants to read this. Our goal with this project is to get put it on DVD and be able to visit schools and speak to children and adults.

This will be the start of a new beginning for all of us, and to be able to share a strong message with something we love to do. We will be shooting this movie locally where I live and casting as much local talent as we can.

Brandon Lofton has written a pledge that appeals directly to everyone, here is the link:

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10152297386448197&id=585518196


We would like our children to say and sign at all the schools we get to visit. This bullying topic has become a major issue even more so than when I was young. I'm very honored to share with you and hope that the readers will contribute to our fund. Thank you Joseph for this opportunity.

Thanks to you Sonja!

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billybuc 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

It's always a pleasure reading something new from you my friend. I'm glad you are staying busy doing quality work. Take care and blessings to you always.


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Lord De Cross 2 years ago Author

Thanks Billybuc! A pleasure to see you in here as well!


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Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

What an inspiring interview with the lovely Sonja! She is a beautiful soul with a beautiful heart no doubt of having such a desire to love others through this film. I pray God finds favor on her and her company (love the name and the way it came about) and this movie.

There is just no sense whatsoever in all of this bullying. I feel strongly about this subject as it just breaks my heart to know of anyone who has or is going through such. As writers, especially, we should be mindful as to the words we write, as well as at all times, the words that are coming out of our mouths. Although the tongue is so tiny, it can either be used to build up or tear down.

So glad you have found an amazing person to interview.

Up and more and sharing.

God bless you both. In His Love,

Faith Reaper


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Lord De Cross 2 years ago Author

Thanks Faith Reaper; Sonja is originally from Louisiana and she has read your comment. Most likely she will answer you. Bullying is rampant and seems that will stay with us for sometime, unless we stop it with the tools that the media gave us. I appreciate your words, and thanks so much for that heartfelt comment!


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Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales

Wonderful hub ; I knew very little about this talented lady but do now. After this gem I will now be looking out for her. She is such a sweet person that is easy to see but also honest about sad times in her past and this to me is also sign of great strength. Thank you again my friend for sharing this gem with us and voted up plus shared for sure. Wishing you a great day. Eddy.


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Lord De Cross 2 years ago Author

Hi Eddy, thanks for taking your time and enjoy this interview. Sonja Nelson Provost is reaching her goal day by day. Have a blessed Monday!

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