Brainstorm films by John Salcedo

The following is from a film student and army veteran who showed up at my studio with film footage and a burning desire to help brain injured veterans through hyperbaric oxygen therapy. This was two years ago and John Salcedo is working on his third production.

“The original Brain Storm Film [produced and released without a script in less than 2 weeks, while flying to New Orleans, then learning the edit software on the fly, during finals week – with a full semester load, and still made the Dean’s list during film school] is still “HOT” as the #1 Int’l Student Top Ten Portfolio Film on TheReelshow International, based in Italy. It has been #1 for nearly two years on the Top 10 Student Portfolio category. TheReelshow International, has added the “HOT” (again) red label on the film.

This was a nice surprise, thank you MaryLou and Richard for all your sacrifice to keep this free service available for Social Entrepreneurs. Your generous time to help during weekends and international times zones, during Memorial Day weekend is what made it possible to increase awareness of Dr. Harch’s brain repair discovery to the military/veteran community – then it blew up to the autism community, and the rest is history.

Paulette – thank you for the long hours you invested during Memorial Day weekend 2009. A special thanks for your patience.

Dr. Harch and his team – thank you for the opportunity to share your message. It looks like I got a bit too attached, but it was worth every second to see the “smiling face” of the soul retrofit.

You are cordially invited to attend a special Brain Storm short film screening and networking event at the Echo Park Film Center this Thursday, August 11 @ 8 p.m.  If you are a wounded veteran  injured by an improvised explosive device during combat operations in Iraq/Afghan, or family/friend of a wounded vet, a medical practioner, social worker, or entrepreneur with an interest in Traumatic Brain Injury or Post Traumatic Stress – this event is for YOU!  Please invite a friend.

Admission fee: $5 — 1/2 of the proceeds will go towards hyperbaric treatments for wounded veterans in New Orleans.  If you wish to support Dr. Paul Harch’s medical research at LSU Medical School, New Orleans, and not able to attend the film screening – please send a $5 donation to the Int’l Hyperbaric Medical Foundation, 8210 Cinder Bed Road, Ste C-3   Lorton, VA  22079-1135 or visit www.HyperbaricMedicalFoundation.org.
Thursday, August 11 –BRAIN STORM: FILMS BY JOHN SALCEDO – 8PM
Brain Storm: Oxygen Under Pressure is a short documentary exploring the application of Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment (HBOT) dealing specifically with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) on injured soldiers deployed to Iraq & Afghanistan. Brain Storm: ThunderBowl follows Tommy Tarlton as he races for Wounded Warriors at the Tulare Country Fairgrounds “Thunderbowl” Raceway on 30 April 2011 and the International Hyperbaric Medical Association announces updates on HR 396, the Traumatic Brain Injury Treatment Act. FILMMAKER JOHN SALCEDO IN ATTENDANCE!
Echo Park Film Center
1200 N Alvarado St. (@ Sunset Blvd.)
Los Angeles, CA. 90026
 (213) 484 – 8846
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Dear Paulette:

WOW. Thank-you Paulette for an amazing experience. The DVD you created in honour of my brother’s 50th Birthday turned out to be outstanding.  My background includes heavy marketing and community outreach including television and documentary production. My normal media contact decided to retire his DVD production services and it was sheer panic for me as to who could take his place. Not only did you match the quality of his production and creativity but you surpassed it!

From the start of our association, you were very warm and welcoming on the phone, you gave me a non-evasive general idea of how much it would cost and you were willing to take on a project with very little time.  Even with some major “hiccups” in accessing some vital elements to the project, you were very gracious, understanding and kept your sense of humor throughout the duration. Most of all, you did not give up on the project and you were tenacious in your efforts to make everything work!

In this field of work it is hard for any “lay person” to understand just how time consuming, detailed, stressful and exhausting this work this can be. To take sensitive family memories from strangers and turn them into a magical, heart tugging pieces is truly a gift. You have that gift.

Thank-you, again, for creating something that was more meaningful to my brother and family than any gift or party could ever do. All of us will be happy to recommend your services to all of our social and business contacts.

WOW…you did it!!

Sincerely,

Jojo Guerin

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