Thank you for the tremendous support and response to our short film “For All the Times”. We had been discussing this film idea for a while and we were really glad to be able to finally share it with everyone. Many people have asked where our inspiration for the story came from.

Believe it or not, “For All the Times” is actually based on a true story. When Eddie and I were young, we used to live in New Jersey because our parents were attending graduate school there. For my 7th birthday, I desperately wanted to celebrate with a pinata like many of my friends from school had. When we went to the store to buy one, however, they were far more expensive than my mother had anticipated and she told me we couldn’t afford it. I was heartbroken.

That night, Mama Lee spent the entire night creating a pinata from cereal boxes and construction paper using rice in place of glue. I woke up the next morning surprised by a new pinata on the kitchen counter. I was overcome with conflicting emotions of gratitude and shame; I appreciated the time/effort my mother had spent, but I was embarrassed because it didn’t look like any of pinatas from the store. Only later, when my friends began gushing about how cool and different my pinata was, did I truly appreciate my mother’s masterpiece.

“For All the Times” captures a very simple story about a young boy who fails to appreciate his mother’s love. During the production of this film, I was constantly reminded of how I continue to take my mother’s love for granted. I hope that this film reminds people of their mother’s incredible love and inspires them to celebrate their mom everyday, not only Mother’s day.

Watch the film here: For All the Times

-Jason

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We often talk about spreading the love at The Jubilee Project because we believe that Doing Good is Contagious and we should all be loving/kind to everyone. I just wanted to share a quick story from earlier this month that’s too good not to share.

Recently, Eddie and I were walking through Washington Square Park in NYC  scouting out some new locations to shoot a short. (We happened to run into several #jubileevers which totally made our day!) But as we were preparing to leave the park, Eddie grabbed me and said, “He’s about to propose!” Sure enough there was a couple standing near the Arch and the guy had a rose and ring in his hand. I pulled my camera out just in time to catch the girlfriend’s shock and joy as she said yes. I continued to snap away as they embraced and celebrated. It was a really special moment. We shared these photos with the couple but I wanted to share one of the photos with you all too.

I hope this photo is a simple reminder that if we look hard enough – love actually is all around. #SpreadtheLove

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