Tortoise and Finch Productions, LLC is gathering up stories of courage. We’re pleased to announce our first Nonfiction Writing Contest, “On Courage,” which will run until 11:59 p.m. on December 31st, 2015. It’s free to submit your story and we’re offering some cool prizes from some truly inspiring authors and entrepreneurs. Learn more here.
Each of the films currently in development or in release with Tortoise and Finch are focused, in some way, on courage. We are continually inspired in our work by the strength and bravery of the individuals we are privileged enough to speak with and interview, and this made us want to learn more about how others see and experience courage in their daily lives.
We decided to launch “On Courage” in October as part of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month because we have been especially moved over the past seven years by the incredible courage of those who have lived with and survived domestic abuse in its myriad forms. This is one small way of acknowledging how their courage has inspired us.
No matter who we are or where we come from, we all experience fear, doubts and sad, frightening, or challenging situations in our lives. So, we want you to tell us about what courage has looked and felt like for you. We want you to share with us a time in your life when you have had to develop, lean on, or rediscover your courage. You can choose to tie your submission to any of the themes of our current projects—domestic violence, postpartum depression, love, serious illness, death and dying, or aging as a woman—or not. It’s entirely up to you.
We wish you luck and we look forward to reading your submissions!