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Oxfordian film director meets with Sir Derek

Sir Derek Jacobi and filmmaker Cheryl Eagan-Donovan

Sir Derek Jacobi and filmmaker Cheryl Eagan-Donovan

Cheryl Eagan-Donovan, director of the Oxfordian film Nothing is Truer than Truth, met with Sir Derek Jacobi, also an Oxfordian, regarding her film on a recent trip to London. Eagan-Donovan said:

We had the great privilege of screening the film for the world’s preeminent British classical actor Sir Derek Jacobi and his partner, the acclaimed actor and director Richard Clifford, while in London in November. Their feedback was tremendously helpful, and it was a thrill for me to discuss Shakespeare with these two masters of the theater.

The film is very close to completion, and Eagan-Donovan seeks additional funds to put the finishing touches on it.

Eagan-Donovan first stopped at Westminster Abbey, where she paid a visit to Poets’ Corner with Alexander Waugh, who talked on camera about his latest discovery related to the inscription on the Stratford Monument and the search for Shakespeare.

After lunch and more filming at The Academy, a writer’s club in Soho founded by Alexander’s father, Auberon Waugh, editor of The Literary Review Magazine, she headed across the Thames to the Globe Theatre for some additional footage.

Sir Derek

Sir Derek

The next day, after viewing the film and talking about recent discoveries as well as the need for continued research, Sir Derek graciously agreed to do a quick postscript interview.

Eagan-Donovan said: “We are now ready to add this postscript footage, lock picture, and launch the film into the world with the 2016 release of NOTHING IS TRUER THAN TRUTH!”

In order to make this happen, Eagan-Donovan needs to raise an additional $25,000. This includes $5,000 for editing, $5,000 for music, $3,000 for color correction, $3,500 for audio mix, $3,500 for graphics, and $5,000 for rights clearances. All donations made through the film’s fiscal sponsor, The Independent Filmmaker Project, are tax deductible. IFP is the largest and oldest not-for-profit organization dedicated to independent film.

Eagan-Donovan thanked past and future contributors:

Thank you for your generous support. We are truly grateful for your dedication. Your contributions as part of the Controversy Films team have made this important documentary a reality. Please help us continue the important work of engaging audiences in the debate by donating to the project today.

You can be a contributor and help make this film a reality by donating through the IFP website at http://fiscal.ifp.org/project.cfm/169/Nothing-is-Truer-than-Truth. All donations are gratefully accepted.

And you can catch some of Sir Derek’s comments on the authorship question in the Nothing is Truer than Truth trailer.