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March

2023

Sword and Scale Podcast Films True Crime Episode in Wilmington

With Creative Consultation from Tab Ballis, filmmaker Ash Patino and her crew began production of a true crime episode for the podcast Sword and Scale, bringing a more in-depth look at the causes of violent crimes, and the response of communities.

May

2022

Murder Was the Case Podcast Covers Park View at True Crime Film Fest 

Criminologist Dr. Lee Mellor initiates an in-depth dialogue on the Talana Kreeger case, following the Georgia premiere of Park View at the True Crime Film Fest, Strand Theatre in Marietta.

July

2021

LesFlicks Gives Insightful Review of Park View!

Online lesbian film distribution platform LesFlicks, based in Great Britain, has given a thoughtful review penned by Ping, the week before the European premiere of Park View!

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  October

2019

Mouths of Babes Theatre Premieres Park View Stage Production

On October 5, 2019, Trey Morehouse and the Mouths of Babes Theatre premiered the original stage production based on the Park View Project, at Bourgie Nights in Wilmington, NC.

  October

2018

Laura McLean Produces Soundtrack

Singer/songwriter Laura McLean's hauntingly beautiful song "Left for Dead" will be the centerpiece of an original soundtrack that she has produced for Park View! 

     JULY

2017

Crowdfunding Campaign on IndieGoGo!

Help us complete the Park View Project with a new Crowdfunding Campaign starting July 14!

April

2021

Interview by National Resource Center on LGBT Aging

Sherrill Wayland, Director of the National Resource Center on LGBT Aging, interviews Tab Ballis about the making of Park View, the impact of the film on  the community of Wilmington, NC, and plans for outreach and distribution.

2016

JULY

Working Films Consultation

We are grateful for the Audience Engagement Consultation by Anna Lee and Molly Murphy of Working Films...

2020

February

Park View Local Preview February 22, 2020!

On the 30th anniversary of Talana Kreeger's murder, the local preview of Park View in Wilmington, NC, with a packed audience in the Church of the Good Shepherd... the only congregation in 1990 that would host the funeral of a lesbian.

 OCTOBER

2015

Frank Harr Foundation Fiscal Sponsorship

The production team is honored to have a fiscal sponsorship agreement with the Frank Harr Foundation that can make your contribution tax-deductible!

Awards

2013 National Association of Social Workers Media Award, Documentary Film

"My Marriage Isn't Threatened By Gay Marriage In North Carolina"

Tab Ballis, Andy Myers, Co-Producer/Directors

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Laura McLean's original soundtrack for Park View features the hauntingly beautiful theme song, "Left for Dead."

Left for Dead Music Video Gains
International Selections!

Laura McLean's moving dirge from her original Park View soundtrack, "Left for Dead," has received international recognition as a new music video that is gaining wide visibility at film festivals!

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Aura Van Dank Covers Park View in Murder's A Drag 

In her podcast, Murder's A Drag, fashionista crime chronicler Aura Van Dank honored the life of Talana Kreeger, with a moving tribute that spared no sentiment for her murderer.

"Rest in power Talana!"

Mouths of Babes Theatre Premieres Park View Stage Production

On October 5, 2019, Trey Morehouse and the Mouths of Babes Theatre 

premiered the original stage production based on the Park View Project, at Bourgie Nights in Wilmington, NC.

This staged reading is the first public performance of this documentary theater work-in-progress that will bring the story of Talana Kreeger's life and death to a broader audience.

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Laura McLean Composes Park View Soundtrack! 

Singer/songwriter Laura McLean has honored the effort to bring Talana Kreeger's story to life, with her hauntingly beautiful original song, "Left for Dead," performed at events for the Park View Project.  Now, as a result of the generous contributions of our supporters, Laura has composed the soundtrack for Park View, with the same gritty soulful style that has brought authenticity to the production!

Thanks to St. Jude's MCC Foundation for providing fiscal sponsorship to the Park View Project! 

The Park View Project was excited to receive fiscal sponsorship with the St. Jude's MCC Foundation, a nonprofit in Southeastern North Carolina whose education and advocacy for local LGBTQ communities is supported by your tax-deductible contribution.

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Crowdfunding Launch Party September 16, 2016

Join the Park View Team on Friday, September 16, 6:00pm for our Crowdfunding Launch Party in Wilmington, NC., as you enjoy the cash bar, snacks, and the debut of the original Park View soundtrack music by singer songwriter Laura McLean.   

Stephen Sprinkle Joins As Narrator, Associate Producer

Associate Producer Stephen Sprinkle, with his groundbreaking book Unfinished Lives, brings a more meaningful telling of the story of Talana Kreeger, with his moving narration that will make Park View accessible to a much broader audience, as the production invokes universal themes that will resonate nationally.

MCC Founder, Rev. Troy Perry Interviewed for Park View

Reverend Troy Perry, Founder of the LGBTQ-affirming Christian denomination, Metroplitan Community Church (MCC), was interviewed for Park View, where he discussed the legacy of hate crimes in the history of the church.

Audience Engagement Consultation by Working Films

We are grateful for the Audience Engagement Consultation by Anna Lee and Molly Murphy of Working Films, an organization that builds partnership between nonfiction media-makers, nonprofit organizations, educators and advocates to advance social justice and environmental sustainability, and support community-based change.

"The funeral homes and the churches that turned us down...feared that so many gay people gathered was too much of a target."

Frank Harr
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