​​​​​​Traipsing Thru Films: Two-Time Emmy Winner Renee Sotile & Mj Godges

‘I Remember Nicole' Music Video

A Global Anthem Reclaiming Power Over Domestic Violence. Raising Awareness while Raising the Roof! 

 

Watch. Share. Empower. 


Mission: 

In viewing, I Remember Nicole, victims of abuse may see themselves in the faces of the hundreds of women who are standing strong. She may hear her life in the lyrics. Our hope is that, I Remember Nicole empowers her to find her voice. 


Call to Action

Share: I Remember Nicole on your social media. Songs touch our heart and give us the message we need at just the right time. 


Chorus:     

 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


Screen: Our primary focus is reaching domestic violence programs and advocate groups with like minded passion that can use I Remember Nicole in their outreach, engagement and, rescue effort.  


Did you know? Recent research shows that LGBTQ members fall victim to domestic violence at equal or even higher rates compared to their heterosexual counterparts. https://ncadv.org/blog/posts/domestic-violence-and-the-lgbtq-community 


#IRememberNicole is a metaphor for the highly publicized domestic violence story of Nicole Brown Simpson. #NoMoreNicoles 

 

"I Remember Nicole is absolutely beautiful and breathtaking! It brought tears to my eyes, my sister Denise, our Mother, and I know to Nicole in Heaven.” - Tanya Brown (Nicole's sister)


Performers:

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. 

  

Download: CD Baby, Itunes, Apple, Spotify, Google Play

https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/iremembernicole


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The driving force:  Filmmakers/Songwriters/

Two-Time Emmy Winner:

Renee Sotile & Mary jo Godges:


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 Mary jo want the world to remember Nicole and all women who suffered and continue to suffer from domestic abuse.

Robert Shapiro / Renee Sotile with Camera

Robert Shapiro / Renee Sotile with Camera

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I Remember Nicole is a 501(c) 3 non-profit project allowing donations to be tax-deductible. 

100% of your donation goes directly towards the mission.

Donate Link: https://fromtheheartproductions.networkforgood.com/projects/34950-other-projects-i-remember-nicole-a-call-to-action-through-music

The team behind I Remember Nicole, is a small group of dedicated women who volunteer their time, effort and expertise.  CONTACT: IREMEMBERNICOLE@gmail.com  

Message to Educators

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.

News Coverage WROC-TV

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 


Music Video:

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 


Tanya Brown is an advocate for mental health and domestic violence victims. She is an author and motivational speaker.   www.tanyabrown.net 


Thank You! Music Video Cameos: Tanya Brown, Toi Lei, Michelle Jubilee Gonzalez,  Sweet Baby J’ai, Lindsey Lee, Felicia Lester, Pauley Perrette, Koi Sojer & Toi Sojer.


Thank You! John Erickson, Rebecca Johnson Leclair, Annie Lane, Graham McClusky, Rayzor Opmanis, Tracey Anarella, Marie Cartier, Anne Davis & Sam O'Neil, Deb Balzer, Suzanne Taylor, James Wen, Diane Abbitt & Bernadette Abbruzze, Carole Dean, Ellen Gerstein, Hilari Scarl.


City of West Hollywood Women's Advisory Board: Amanda Hyde, Melaney Lubey, Amanda Bleich,  Jenner Deal, Karen Eyres, Tina Moore, Carla Romo, Silvia Salguero, Nadia Sutton. 


City of West Hollywood Community Events Coordinator: Larissa Fooks.


City of West Hollywood Council Members: John J. Duran, John D’Amico, John Heilman,  Lindsey P. Horvath, Lauren Meister.


Support:

Music Video Funded in part by a grant from: The City of West Hollywood 

Fiscal Sponsor: From the Heart Productions 

Community grant from LA Pride


Sponsors:

City of West Hollywood Women's Advisory Board

Daily Scoop

Hollywood Chapter of the National Organization for Women 


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