Traipsing Thru Films
Raising Awareness while Raising the Roof 📣
Filmmakers: Two-Time Emmy Winner Renee Sotile & Mary jo Godges 🎬 Creating Art for Activism!
The inspiration comes from Renee’s memories working in national news covering the OJ Simpson murder trial.
While viewing I Remember Nicole, a victim of abuse will see herself in the hundreds of women who are standing strong. She will hear her life in the lyrics. Our hope is that I Remember Nicole empowers her to find HER voice.
100% of your donation goes towards production of PSA's, sponsoring domestic violence awareness advocacy, and incorporating I Remember Nicole in their outreach.
I WILL FREE MYSELF, BELIEVE IN MYSELF
I WILL KEEP MYSELF SAFE AND WHOLE
I WILL LOVE MYSELF, REACH OUT FOR HELP
THIS IS WHAT I KNOW, I REMEMBER NICOLE
“LGBTQ members fall victim to domestic violence at equal or even higher rates compared to their heterosexual counterparts.”– NCADV.org
I Remember Nicole is a metaphor for the highly publicized domestic violence story of Nicole Brown Simpson.
On October 3, 1995, OJ Simpson was acquitted of murder charges for the deaths, of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ron Goldman.
Working as a video-journalist, Renee covered the “Trial of the Century” and never forgot the impact Nicole Brown Simpson’s death made on her. Imprinted in her mind are the shocked and heartbreaking expressions on the faces of Nicole’s family. She and Mj want the world to remember Nicole and all women who suffered and continue to suffer from abuse.
Outside LA Courthouse: Robert Shapiro/Renee Sotile with Camera
American Idol, Hollie Cavanagh and Melodye Perry (daughter of music legend Edna Wright and niece of music legend Darlene Love, for music aficionados) bring a resonating voice to the voiceless. They combine heart and soul in this breakout duet.
Producer: Margarita Sweet speaking when I Remember Nicole was presented with a Proclamation from the City of West Hollywood.
The team behind I Remember Nicole, is a small group of dedicated women who volunteer their time, effort and expertise. Join Us!
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I Remember Nicole is PROUD to partner with CFF and founder Angel Macias. An inclusive organization providing resources, events and social service programs for domestic violence survivors and their children, living in shelters.
Nicole Brown Simpson was a highly public women victimized by domestic violence. By saying her name, hearing her name, people recall the impact her death had on them and our nation. A collective memory of "where we were" when first hearing OJ Simpson's wife was murdered in 1994. We recall the scenes of the infamous bronco chase, his arrest, the "Trial of the Century," and acquittal.
For the generations following Nicole Brown Simpson, her children's generation and those after, we say her name as a metaphor for domestic violence. "Nicole" is them or someone they know. This generation will ensure that there are #NoMoreNicoles in a call to action through this galvanizing song. One of the most effective communication tools to create awareness, spread knowledge and empower.
This generation's strength at spreading positive messages is like no other. They are the generation that raises awareness across borders. They are the generation that challenges and knocks down boundaries. We have seen this generation create action calls that put an end to human rights violations.
#IRememberNicole will empower this generation to raise awareness, change laws and prevent intimate partner violence on the national level.
Award-Winning Production Team:
Performers: Hollie Cavanagh and Melodye Perry
Songwriters: Renee Sotile & Mary jo Godges & Pat & Pete Luboff
Song Producer: 6-Time Emmy Winner Peter Fish
Filmmakers: Renee Sotile & Mary jo Godges
Producer: Margarita Sweet
Sign Language Interpreter Performer: Jody Stevenson
Lyric Signs: The Port of Los Angeles Boys and Girls Club Art Students/Teacher: Beth Elliott
Camera: Sheila Higgins, Mary jo Godges, Renee Sotile
Editor: Renee Sotile
Colorist: Sam Dlugach
Title: Alvin Bowens
Logo Design and Technical Manager: Danielle Elliott
Special Thanks: Tanya & Denise Brown
Communications Expert: Rebecca Johnson Leclair
Music Video Funded in part by a grant from: The City of West Hollywood
Community grant from LA Pride
Fiscal Sponsor: From the Heart Productions
City of West Hollywood Women's Advisory Board