7. (2012 September) Requests: George, the Movie — an Appeal from Charles Ashira

Dear Fellow Georgist: My name is Charles Ashira, of BackHome Pictures (http://backhomepictures.com/) in Los Angeles, California.

It is my great pleasure and honor to announce that I will be at the helm of the long awaited feature length movie project on Henry George. This exciting project is undertaken in collaboration with the Robert Schalkenbach Foundation, The Henry George School in New York, prominent Georgist leaders Dr. Mason Gaffney (Professor of Economics at UC Riverside) and Dr. Francis Peddle (President of the Robert Schalkenbach Foundation) and many others too numerous to be mentioned here.

As a Georgist, I’m sure you can identify with the vexing reality that most people today still have no idea who Henry George is and what he stands for. We intend to dispel that darkness forever in a way that never seemed possible until now. “George”, the movie, epic in scope, will introduce Henry George to the public as a true American hero. Beginning with his humble beginnings as a journalist, through his run for Mayor of New York City, George’s true-life story and his visionary insight into economic rent are artfully intertwined in a seamless narrative that is at once entertaining, eye opening and inspiring. We have already gained the interest of major Hollywood personalities who will play key roles in front of or behind the camera.

The dramatic feature movie will be produced in conjunction with two companion projects:

  • The definitive, comprehensive documentary film on Henry George’s economic philosophy, his life and times, and
  • A dynamic social media campaign, encompassing a cutting-edge interactive website, Facebook pages, Twitter feeds, and more.

In a nutshell, the movie‘s main purpose is to entertain and engage the audience emotionally with Henry George, the heroic genius; the documentary‘s goal is to educate the public on his brilliant ideas and what they mean to the world today; and the social media will empower a grass-roots awakening to effect genuine, sustained change in our nation’s economy and tax code.

We invite you to join us in this exciting endeavor. The generous participation and enthusiasm of our fellow Georgists in these coordinated projects will ensure our success. The documentary and the social media campaign are supported by tax-deductible donations to The Foundation for Economic Justice, a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization. Checks made out to Foundation for Economic Justice can be mailed to the address below. The feature movie will be financed through private investment; anyone interested in exploring investment opportunities is encouraged to contact me directly.

Charles Ashira
BackHome Pictures
400 North Orange Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90036


323-931-1782 office
323-251-5588 mobile


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