Testimonial from Susan Sackett
To Whom It May Concern:
As President of the Humanist Society of Greater Phoenix, and former executive assistant to Star Trek's creator Gene Roddenberry, I am amazed at the incredible effort that Ken Tipton and Darlene Lieblich Tipton have put forth in order to realize their dream of filming Heart of the Beholder.
When I first learned about this production, I knew that it was a labor of love for them, and I decided that the film's premise was a worthy one. Therefore, I decided that our organization would embrace this project. I encouraged our members to purchase DVDs online and to donate to their cause. When the producers fell short of their initial donation goal of $500,000, they returned every penny that was given to them -- unheard of in this, or any other industry!
But Ken and Darlene were undaunted, and so were we. We backed them again, this time with loans and a promise of a high interest return. Individual members, as well as our group itself, sent funds to help launch this project. And then, we virtually forgot about the promise of interest to be paid -- we were just happy to be a part of this effort. To the surprise and delight of our members, all the original loan amounts were returned to each and every lender --along with another check representing 64% interest!
The integrity of these two filmmakers is the reason they will undoubtedly succeed where others have failed. In these difficult days when leadership in our country is being rocked by scandal after scandal, it is so refreshing to find such honest and irreproachable professionals. Ken and Darlene have set the bar extremely high, and one can only hope that they have also set a precedent for the future of the film industry.
President, Humanist Society of Greater Phoenix
Executive Assistant to Gene Roddenberry - Creator of Star Trek