Five years ago, my newly-completed feature film Healing River (then titled Over-the-Rhine) had its world premiere at Cincinnati’s historic Memorial Hall. It was a heady moment, to say the least — the audience cried and cheered. Healing River went on to win multiple film festival awards and finally premiered on Amazon Prime, where it remains one of the streaming network’s highest-rated inspirational movies.
And now…the novel! I’m negotiating the publishing rights to the literary version of Healing River. And you can help! How? Publishers google writers to see what kind of “presence” they have online. My presence is pretty good, actually, but an extra boost around now couldn’t hurt! You, my blogging friends and followers, have been nothing short of wonderful in cheering on my past projects (thank you, thank you, thank you!), so…
Here’s what you can do for my new novel:
- Visit the “Mitch Teemley” Wikipedia page – this generates google-osity (pretty sure I just invented that term). You might even learn a few things you didn’t know about me (gee, that didn’t sound narcissistic ;>)
- Rate Healing River at IMDb – It already has spectacular reviews there, but the voting, IMDb’s 1-to-10-stars system, was hacked by “1-star trolls” the moment the film came out (half of whom weren’t even in countries where the film was showing). That was followed by a flurry of upvotes from the movie’s fans, which raised its score to a 9 (even with the troll-votes factored in). But then, because the majority of HR’s fans hadn’t voted for any other movies, IMDb decided they were fake and actually counted them against our movie, reducing it from a 9 to a 5! So…if you vote for the film, please vote (whether up or down) for a dozen or more other movies, as well (ones you’ve actually seen), so that IMDb knows you’re real!
Thank you, everyone, for your ongoing support, and most of all, for your friendship!