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Oscar nominated filmmakers are directing lottery documentary

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Good luck in your project, Sean.  It sounds interesting and I'm looking forward to seeing the final product.

I must say this is a unique thread if you consider it genuine, which I do. 

thanks for the encouraging words, rick.


it is genuine, and if you're interested you may contact me via email (as others from LP have done) through my SPELLBOUND website.  i'm still having difficulties responding to people's PM's on LP.  i can receive PM's but when i respond the text i write does not show up.  very frustrating.

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    Good luck in your project, Sean.  It sounds interesting and I'm looking forward to seeing the final product.

    I must say this is a unique thread if you consider it genuine, which I do. 

    rick~


    in what ways is this thread unique?  am i honestly the first filmmaker to openly discuss a lottery project with the LP community?

    ~sean
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      I'd be interested in seeing this story somewhere sometime on TV or the Movies or wherever. My story is not that exciting but they are welcome to mention it. I have an elaborate program that I use to pick numbers and a few years ago (in its much more primitive form) it won 5 of 5 but the payout was small. If he wants to feature about people using systems vs. using QP he can mention that, or about how Lotteries are doing things to fight systems such as RNG drawings and switching ballsets around.

      Your text showed up THERE a few posts ago, maybe your Java is out of date OR maybe you reached your message limit depending on your membership level.

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        rick~


        in what ways is this thread unique?  am i honestly the first filmmaker to openly discuss a lottery project with the LP community?

        ~sean

        familytripps,

        I've been a member since 2001 and there may have been other threads like this, but the ever-vigilant LP community doesn't allow BS posts to progress too far.  You can see that for yourself from some of the replies...checking your references.

        A documentary on lottery winners would be interesting to see and to be a part of the project would be fun.  Wish I had a good story to tell....Big Grin

        Posted 4/6:  IL Pick 3 midday and evening until they hit:  555, 347 (str8).


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          familytripps,

          I've been a member since 2001 and there may have been other threads like this, but the ever-vigilant LP community doesn't allow BS posts to progress too far.  You can see that for yourself from some of the replies...checking your references.

          A documentary on lottery winners would be interesting to see and to be a part of the project would be fun.  Wish I had a good story to tell....Big Grin

          hi rick~


          yeah, i'm trying to be as forthcoming and transparent about my identity and my intentions as this website will allow.  and i'm pleased with the responses i have received so far.  i just wish i could solve the problem of not being able to respond to PM's!  mostly, people have sent me emails through my SPELLBOUND website asking for more details about my lottery project.

          you may have an interesting story to tell, rick.  you don't need to have won anything as long as you are passionate about the lottery.  anyway, feel free to email me if you're interested.  no pressure.

          thanks,

          ~sean
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            yes, i have made certain that the cursor is blinking inside the text area when i press enter.  still, the same results.


            thanks for the suggestion.

            ~sean

            Try using a different web browser.  I see you are using Safari on a Mac.  Safari is only partially supported with the text editor, especially with the older version used in the private message system.  (The forums use a newer version of the text editor.)

            Install and use Firefox for Mac, and you should cease to have problems.  Of course, you could also use a PC, but most Mac users would consider that sacrilege.

             

            Check the State Lottery Report Card
            What grade did your lottery earn?

             

            Sign the Petition for True Lottery Drawings
            Help eliminate computerized drawings!

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              for jeff (my filmmaking partner) and me, it is about storytelling first, which can be considered "art."  in SPELLBOUND, we let the participants in our project allow us a glimpse into a world that most people know little about.  similarly, in this project about the lottery, we are talking to people who have different connections to the lottery, whether from winning a jackpot worth more than $200 million, co-inventing the powerball, or playing on a regular basis with high hopes and dreams of winning a big one.  it is through the stories of the participants in our documentaries that the audience is given a chance to learn about an interesting and historically relevant topic (the lottery), other people, and hopefully they will learn something about themselves.  does that make sense?


              i welcome a culture that puts art first.

              ~sean

              I hope I wasn't misunderstood, Sean.  I was actually writing in your defense saying that most Independent Film makers are NOT in it for the money, but are artists. Sure I like special effects, but I think many of the big productions often substitute technology for good writing.  I used to frequent small theaters in Boston and Cambridge and saw many fascinating films, both American & Foreign and enjoyed a variety of film genres.  That was back in the 60s and 70s when I was an intellectual.  LOL

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                I hope I wasn't misunderstood, Sean.  I was actually writing in your defense saying that most Independent Film makers are NOT in it for the money, but are artists. Sure I like special effects, but I think many of the big productions often substitute technology for good writing.  I used to frequent small theaters in Boston and Cambridge and saw many fascinating films, both American & Foreign and enjoyed a variety of film genres.  That was back in the 60s and 70s when I was an intellectual.  LOL

                hi justxploring~


                yes, i did misunderstand you.  thank you for the clarification.

                i, too, prefer films that usually play in art house theaters and i'm a big fan of documentaries.  i like the opportunity to see parts of real life that i may not have experienced myself.  i like seeing and hearing about other people's interests and (a word i keep using) passions for life and their livelihoods, or hobbies.  that's part of why we chose the spelling bee for our first film and why we have chosen the lottery for our current project.

                i agree that writing is an essential element of film.  it may be appropriate for me to now mention that jeff and i have a fiction film that jeff wrote and directed.  it's called ROCKET SCIENCE and we premiered at sundance earlier this year, where jeff won the directing award.  it's a small film, not full of special effects, but one that we made because of our own passion to tell stories of the human condition.  my intent here is not to use this forum as a way to plug our films but rather to allow those of you who are reading this an opportunity to learn more about me/us and consider participating in our current project about the lottery.  i hope my intention and tone is clear and appropriate for this forum.

                thanks,

                ~sean 
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                  Try using a different web browser.  I see you are using Safari on a Mac.  Safari is only partially supported with the text editor, especially with the older version used in the private message system.  (The forums use a newer version of the text editor.)

                  Install and use Firefox for Mac, and you should cease to have problems.  Of course, you could also use a PC, but most Mac users would consider that sacrilege.

                  i've taken your suggestion and am using firefox now.  i believe this may have resolved the PM issue.

                   

                  thanks much, todd!

                   

                  ~sean 

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                    I'd be interested in seeing this story somewhere sometime on TV or the Movies or wherever. My story is not that exciting but they are welcome to mention it. I have an elaborate program that I use to pick numbers and a few years ago (in its much more primitive form) it won 5 of 5 but the payout was small. If he wants to feature about people using systems vs. using QP he can mention that, or about how Lotteries are doing things to fight systems such as RNG drawings and switching ballsets around.

                    Your text showed up THERE a few posts ago, maybe your Java is out of date OR maybe you reached your message limit depending on your membership level.

                    LL~

                     

                    i'm not here looking for stories for a script i or anybody i know with is writing.  instead, this is a documentary project.  i am looking for individuals and/or groups who have a passion for the lottery, whether they have hit a big jackpot or not.  so far, most of the tv shows i have seen about the lottery either focus on the huge winners or the huge losers and the shows tend to be, in my opnion, highly sensational.  i'm more interested in finding out what makes people tick with respect to the lottery.  that was my approach on my first film about spellers preparing for the spelling bee.  that approach allowed audiences worldwide to see into a seemingly unfamiliar world.  so, i am here as part of LP community asking if there are members out there who are passionate about the lottery and who would be willing to communicate with me first through PM (which i believe is working for me now) and eventually on the phone.  if, after speaking together both parties feel comfortable proceeding then jeff and i would come out to your hometown and we could meet in person to discuss the project even further.  i want (and need) to stress that participation in this film (or any film i make) can happen only if everyone involved feels comfortable.  i know i keep repeating this but i am not a pushy filmmaker.  i hope this point comes across in my messages here, my emails to some of you, and in my tone if we ever have an opportunity to speak with each other.

                     

                    respectfully,

                     

                    ~sean 

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                      familytripps,

                      I've been a member since 2001 and there may have been other threads like this, but the ever-vigilant LP community doesn't allow BS posts to progress too far.  You can see that for yourself from some of the replies...checking your references.

                      A documentary on lottery winners would be interesting to see and to be a part of the project would be fun.  Wish I had a good story to tell....Big Grin

                      my PM is fully functioning now, thanks to a smart tip from todd.

                       

                      so, rick, or anyone else, please feel free to send me a PM if you're interested in discussing my project in more detail.

                       

                      thanks,

                       

                      ~sean


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                        my PM is fully functioning now, thanks to a smart tip from todd.

                         

                        so, rick, or anyone else, please feel free to send me a PM if you're interested in discussing my project in more detail.

                         

                        thanks,

                         

                        ~sean

                        Here's one for you. The most luckiest man on earth...LOL

                        http://www.lotterypost.com/thread/155336

                        ( I'll probably kick myself in the butt, when he proves his story. I hate when I put my foot in my mouth...LOL).

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                          Here's one for you. The most luckiest man on earth...LOL

                          http://www.lotterypost.com/thread/155336

                          ( I'll probably kick myself in the butt, when he proves his story. I hate when I put my foot in my mouth...LOL).

                          i read that post earlier today and i'm skeptical.  but, if it turns out to be true both you and i will have our feet in our mouths.  i'll try to make sure i'm wearing peppermint soled shoes...LOL!


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                            i read that post earlier today and i'm skeptical.  but, if it turns out to be true both you and i will have our feet in our mouths.  i'll try to make sure i'm wearing peppermint soled shoes...LOL!

                            No doubt scout....

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                              I am a movie buff and I can't wait to see the finished product!  If you need some stories, i'll give a few.

                              Sun Smiley I got my fingers crossed ready to win!!! Sun Smiley