Ginger was honored with the World Humanitarian Award at the Queens World Film Festival!
A huge thank you for this incredible honor from the festival. Ginger has a mission to make cancer suck a little less, and this recognition truly reinforces that mission!
Director's Melissa and Jimmy Boratyn will be in attendance to answer questions, and you can even meet and mingle with them before the movie during our private meet and greet from 5:30pm-6:30pm! Ginger will then screen at 7pm followed by a director Q&A.
Additional details including ticket options are available at survivingbreastcancer.org.
Ginger will be having its UK Premiere at the Unrestricted View Film Festival in London! We're so excited and honored to be part of #UVFF2019!
Exact dates and ticketing will be coming soon from UVFF. The festival will run from April 23-28.
Here we come London! #GingerStrong
Wanna hear more from the directors of Ginger (Melissa and Jimmy Boratyn) and co-star (Meghan Flood)? Well Survivingbreastcancer.org is here to help!
Follow the link below to listen to the survivingbreastcancer.org podcast interview featuring Melissa, Jimmy, and Meghan. Hear about what it was like for Melissa to be diagnosed and all about the making of Ginger!
Thank you Survivingbreastcancer.org for including Ginger in you podcast!
Hey Kansas City!!! Ginger is heading your way in April!
Ginger is an official selection at the 2019 Kansas City FilmFest International! Thank you #KCFFI for this incredible honor! We can't wait to bring Ginger to you in April!
Exact dates/times as well as tickets will be available soon so stay tuned!
The Ginger team couldn't be more thrilled that Susan Gordon, who stars as Ginger, is nominated for Best Female Actor in a Narrative Feature at the Queens World Film Festival
If you're in New York, come out to #QWFF on March 30 to see Susan's powerful performance.
Tickets available at: www.queensworldfilmfestival.com/films/detail.asp?fid=1202
So it's in my brain. Breast cancer in my brain. There's no preparing yourself for that one. The debilitating, crippling fear that you might not come out of this as yourself is honestly one of the most terrifying things I've dealt with yet. BUT, we handle it, like we do everything else. We hold our heads high and let nurses screw halos into our skulls because there is nothing left to do but move forward. And hopefully, we get more time and more laughs and more cats and more moments that prove to us that it's all worth it. And that is why #stageivneedsmore. Also I'm now a seasoned gamma knife radiation queen 👑, in case anyone finds themselves facing it in the future. Please know you're #neveralone
And the guy on the right is just jealous of how fucking fly I look.
Thanks to my @chicago_breasties and The Breasties for surrounding me so immediately with care (@sydd_2611 especially) and support, thanks to everyone who reached out, and thanks to @stp_jimjam for being the best husband and human of the century. Love you long, lonnnnng time 😘
That's right! Melissa will be heading to fashion week in New York City for a truly #gingerstrong cause! Thank you @courageforthesoul for the amazing shout out and constant support!
On this #WarriorCrushWednesday meet #metastaticbreastcancer survivor Melissa Beck - filmmaker and director of Ginger from Chicago - who will be walking this year’s @anaonointimates for New York Fashion Week 2019 on Sunday, February 10. She will be walking with and representing people living with Metastatic Breast Cancer. It’s going to an epic and badass event. We couldn’t be happier for our dear friend Melissa. All proceeds from this event goes to @metavivor - Metastatic Breast Cancer Research nonprofit in a mission to find solutions to extend the life of #mbc patients. Your support helps extend Melissa’s life and the life of many other people living with this disease. For tickets and donations visit @anaonointimates or @metavivor. Help us send our Chicago Breastie Melissa warm hugs and love as she rocks the runway on Sunday!
Ginger took home 4 awards from the Flathead Lake International Cinemafest!
Best Picture - Feature
Best Female Actor
Audience Award Finalist
Thank you FLIC!
Big news Ginger fans! We are now on Rotten Tomatoes (a movie review site). Many of you have asked how you can help get Ginger seen well this is one BIG way to help. If you've seen Ginger, take a couple of minutes and be some of the first to ever review Ginger! The link to review Ginger is: www.rottentomatoes.com/m/ginger/
The Beloit International Film Festival (BIFF) is setting up to be one heck of a festival! Not only is Ginger screening on February 23rd and 24th, but two other great Chicago films Banana Season and Olympia are screening too. We're excited for all the great films, but we wanted to give a little love to James Choi, the producer of banana season. James is an incredible producer and huge Ginger supporter, and we have been hearing nothing but great things about Banana Season! He'll be running a workshop at the fest on micro indie producing AKA making a movie with a very low budget which just happens to be our director's specialty as well. It should be a great festival all around so be sure to check out everything #BIFF has to offer!
Well, it's been a pretty great day for Ginger! Thank you to the Beloit International Film Festival for this amazing honor! We were invited to screen as part of their year round series in 2018, and now we're heading back to Beloit, WI as an Official Selection to their 2019 film festival!
Our directors made it back to Chicago after an amazing screening in Cypress, Texas to get some more great #GingerStrong news! Ginger is a Semi-Finalist at the World of Women Film Fair Middle East! Thank you, WOW, for this incredible honor. Guess it's time to go international!
Melissa has been cleared for travel after her liver ablation yesterday went better than expected! We can't wait to see everyone in Cypress, Texas! Check out the event info below if you still need #tickets!
Thank you Jelly Fest! We're honored to have been selected as a semi-finalist!
Ginger has been selected as one of the top 20 films for the Roy W. Dean Grant which funds independent feature films, documentaries, web series, and short films with budgets of $500,000 or less that are unique and make a contribution to society! Thank you so much to the entire Roy W. Dean Grant committee for this honor! Once their website is updated with additional details, we'll share a link, but we couldn't wait to share the exciting news! The final grant winners will be selected in the coming months.