How You Can Help

My name is Jeff Bemiss. I am an independent filmmaker and film instructor at Trinity College in Connecticut. Last year, my students and I made a 16-minute film called Coaching Colburn, about James Colburn, a young man with Fragile X Syndrome. We shared the film with the Fragile X community and were blown away by the response. […]

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If you haven’t backed this outreach effort yet, NOW IS THE TIME! Reserve your copy of the brand new, 27-minute version of COACHING COLBURN! FREE PREVIEW Watch Mary Lou Supple Colburn’s delightful memory of one of her son’s early behaviors: Comments about COACHING COLBURN from FX parents: “My son Cole will be 21 in March. He […]

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VIDEO: Making Coaching Colburn – Part One

A few semesters ago, Trinity College offered an unusually ambitious film production class with the unassuming title “Film 309.” Not listed in the course catalog, students applied to take the class in person and were selected via an interview process. In the end, eleven students were chosen and challenged to conceive, script, shoot, finish and […]

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One-Quarter Funded!
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This campaign has momentum! We are more than one-quarter funded! Thank you to all contributors. You can keep tabs on our campaign here: Here is another reaction we received from a viewer watching the original 16-minute version of COACHING COLBURN: “Thank you so much for putting together this wonderful movie about your incredible son […]

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WINNER – Best Short Film
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Coaching Colburn won the AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD for BEST SHORT FILM at the Collinsville Film Festival! Check out the Hartford Courant article by Ken Byron: CANTON — Films exploring mental health needs of veterans, efforts to curb animal cruelty and other social issues will be part of the Collinsville Film Festival next month. exploring mental […]

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11% of our goal!

Thank you to all the early contributors. We have reached 11% of our goal! Here is one of the most touching reactions we received from a viewer after watching the original 16-minute version of COACHING COLBURN: “Just wanted to say thank you. My son has been diagnosed with fragile x. My partner is a carrier, […]

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We are Live!
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In the first 48 hours, our campaign has had 208 visits, and we have already reached 4% of our fundraising goal! Please help us spread the word about this much needed documentary by sharing our IndieGoGo link with your friends, families, colleagues, organizations, lists and social media contacts: There are 26 days left until […]

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Angel Donor MATCH Up to $1,000!

Fragile X Short Film – Coaching Colburn. An Angel Donor has promised to MATCH donations up to $1,000! Support us right now and DOUBLE your contribution! With only 3 days left, this puts us in striking distance of our GOAL! Please support this film:

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Help Us Get to the Halfway Point!

We have reached 45% of our goal. We need $369 to reach 50%. Put us over the halfway mark TODAY! Whoever makes the contribution that puts us over the halfway point, wins this premium piece of festival swag from the Collinsville Film Festival, where Coaching Colburn won BEST SHORT FILM: Be our HALFWAY HERO! […]

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