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<p><a href=”https://vimeo.com/272844230″>Honoring the service and memory of Thomas Jones</a> from <a href=”https://vimeo.com/user2064974″>Theresa Chaze</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

From the battlefields to the state capital, Thomas Jones made a difference in the world. As a corpsman the battlefield of Vietnam, he did what necessary. He returned home a changed man, but he still chose to make a difference by helping other veterans deal with their battle related issues. He remained a positive motivating force for veterans until his death.

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 For most of my life, people have been telling me not to try or to give up. They said my goals were impossible–that I couldn’t possibly make any of it happen. But, what they were really saying was that it was impossible for them. Since they couldn’t, I shouldn’t even try. It was too bad and so sad that they empowered their fears and self-doubts instead of finding their own inner courage ignore the negative message. If you believe you can’t, then you can’t; yet if you are certain you can, you can find or make a way to reach your goals. I changed the punctuation, which modified the message to “I’m possible.” What they didn’t understand is that every time they said I couldn’t, not only did I proved them wrong, but I did it so well that they looked foolish for doubting me.

I am a creative with a good business sense. As a storyteller, I tell tales about those who find the courage or are forced by circumstances beyond their control to face their deepest, darkest fears. As a producer, I use innovation, moxie, and the highest production standards to produce film and television projects. I base my projects on age, gender, and ethnic diversity both in front of and behind the cameras.

No matter what the venue, you first must start with an original concept and a well-crafted script. Adding the current visual/special effects or new talent doesn’t make a project new, which makes nearly all remakes and sequels reruns.

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The current trend of focusing on A-list talent and high price tent poles projects only serves to reduce the number of projects produced every year, which increases the financial risk to the investors and the production company. Just because it worked before doesn’t mean it will be successful again. Original projects initially carry more risk, but the truly innovative ones become the trendsetters and sent new bars for profitability. Casting talent in an inappropriate role, no matter what their marketing rating, will only serve to increase the budget and will hurt the project at the box office. However, casting a talented unknown in the right role will garner the audiences and create a future A-list talent. 

 
 
Money can’t fix a bad project. By substituting money for innovation is throwing good after bad and is the main ingredient in producing a disaster. Business 101 states that profitability comes when you give the public what they want at a cost-effective price. Business 102 states that if you treat your people well, they will treat you well, which means paying them a living wage and giving them respect. These are two elements many in the business community have forgotten, which is why the economy is still challenged.

Although I have not served, I use my talents to actively support military personnel and veterans. Recently, I was asked why. The answer is simple. I don’t have the temperament to serve. Nearly all of my time would have been spent in the stockade. Besides, I am only capable of shooting off my mouth. But at that, I’m a markswoman because I know how to use words as weapons. 

<p><a href=”https://vimeo.com/259963652″>Horses and Heroes: An Unscripted Veteran TV Series</a> from <a href=”https://vimeo.com/user2064974″>Theresa Chaze</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

 
Most of those who serve signed their name and dedicated their lives to serving and protecting their country and the world. However, killing others is an unfortunate necessity for both sides of conflicts. This is a major disconnect that causes most of the emotional issues for those served. In order to defend, they have to kill. But killing is contradictory to their need to protect. I met a gentleman, who served during WWII, who put it the best. Looking back on his life, he felt guilty over the good men he killed just because they belonged to the other side and for his buddies, he was unable to save. Now decades later, those memories tore him up inside, because he couldn’t stop thinking about them
 
Those who serve the nation are people, not disposable parts of the war machine and they are especially not political footballs that are to be used, abused, and then losed at the whims of politicians.
 
My job is to make sure civilians and especially politicians never forget that.

I am proud of my work. It will make you laugh, cry, and scare your socks off. But it will also inspire you to see the world in new ways. Join my team and become the difference you want to see in the world.

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As the creator and Executive Producer of Horses and Heroes, I need to clarify the purpose and parameters of Horses and Heroes. It has never has been a non-profit company.

Horses and Heroes combine equine therapy with peer support therapy to create an unscripted TV series that will empower veterans to reclaim their lives. Each season, eight veterans will come together with the hosts, Craig Sawyer and Tim Abell along with the Therapists on the hosting ranch and the team therapist, Dave Ferruolo. They will work together to identify and address their core issues. Unlike most in the genre, Horses and Heroes is all about healing and forward movement. Yesterday, I was accused to trying to make a profit off others’ pain. The owner of a ranch said, “It is immoral to capitalize on the recovery of our wounded veterans.” I debated with myself about how to or if I should address this accusation. Staying silent and letting it slid would only add credence to her charges.

 

Horses and Heroes is a production company that’s sole purpose is to produce the unscripted TV series, Horses and Heroes. It is a for-profit company that is looking for equity investors and a corporate cross-branding partner. Although we wouldn’t turn down donates, we are not actively seeing them out. Investors, expect and deserve to make a profit on their investment. That is why they invest. The corporate partnership with television programming has been around since the beginning of television. Texaco Star Theater and Mutual of Omaha’s the Wild Kingdom are only two examples. We are offering an updated and active version of what was done before.

As for the morality of making a profit off the pain and recovery of others, the same could be said of everyone in medicine from the janitor to the CEOs, lawyers, drug manufacturers, including those who do the research, those in the funeral industry–all of them and more make a profit of the physical and emotional challenges of others. If they didn’t, they wouldn’t be able to donate to the non-profits such as this ranch.

We will be hiring veterans for both in front of and behind the cameras. We will be paying a fair wage plus covering the travel, housing, and food expenses during the production, including for the eight veterans going through the therapy on air. The ranch will be paid a sizeable location fee as well as receiving a great deal of promotion. After the show. we will be arranging aftercare for the veterans who went through the therapy. Everyone wins, especially those veterans, who watch the show and seek help afterward.

A Butterfly is Born as a Caterpillar Dies gives aid and comfort to those, who are going through life’s transitions.

For there to be a beginning, there needs to be an ending. The end of the day is the beginning of the night. Night’s end begins with the new dawn. From childhood through the end of life, change is inevitable. How we choose to react will open or close doors. But not always in the ways we expect or want. Even when we chose to make the changes, the excitement intertwines with apprehension as we walk through the threshold into unknown. Some people we meet will help and support you. Some will challenge you. But each of them will play an important role in helping you learn and grow.

This is the lesson Shylon learns. She awakes in her egg. At first, she is afraid. But quickly realizes that she is safe and secure in her own little world As she starts to outgrow it, the feeling of security is replaced by fear of loss. When a piece of it falls away and she sees the world beyond, her fear intertwines with amazement and curiosity. The harder she tries to stay in her egg, the faster it falls away. She has no other choice than to release the past and follow her destiny.

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“What the caterpillar calls the end, the rest of the world calls a butterfly.”
― Lao Tzu
 

 
 
This is the concept the parable God Saw a Butterfly. Change is inevitable. How we deal with it both opens and closes doors for us. In childhood, our bodies grow and mature. Every moment of every day brings amazing physical and emotional changes. Some changes we expect. Others take us completely by surprise. Yet as we meet these challenges, we develop new perspectives. As we become stronger and more aware our surrounding, our boundaries expand to give us more freedom. Doors open before us, while others close behind us. These changes can be scary and frustrating while we are going through them. They are like hallways. leading us from one door to the next. Yet as we cross the threshold of the new doorway, we can look back to see how much we’ve grown in wisdom, strength, and courage. Some challenges we will gladly and eagerly accept, while others we will be unable to refuse. It’s a pattern that continues throughout our life until we come to the final hallway. Whether through illness or age, we must face the knowledge that we will be eventually walking out the door of this life and moving on to what lies beyond. With us, we take the wisdom, courage, and the love of this lifetime. God saw a Butterfly shares the journey of awareness, courage, and love of the changing adventure of life.
 
It is available as a PDF on the author’s website or on Amazon as a Kindle and in paperback.
 
 
 

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