27 Mar 2012, Posted by bthrasher in athens,music,photo,video. Tagged athens ga, jason thrasher, nuci's space, Southwest Airlines
On March 22, 2012, Nuçi’s Space won Southwest Airlines’ LUV Grants for Good— one of two winners in their category with the most votes for their organization. The public logged on, watched the video, and showed their support with votes during the months of February and March. The winnings consisted of a generous $25,000 operational grant from Southwest Airlines. “The grant is a major boon for Nuçi’s space, bottom line,” Nuçi’s Space Executive Director, Bob Sleppy said in an interview with The Athens Banner-Herald.
The winning entry would not have been possible without the generous creation of the Briscoe Family Foundation production grant, which enabled Nuci’s Space and Thrasher Photo & Design to create short videos for promotion and fundraising of Nuci’s Space, such as the winning entry in the Southwest Airlines LUV Grants for Good. Thank you Briscoe Family Foundation! Stay tuned for future videos promoting Camp Amped and Athens Business Rocks!
“The details had just been finalized, and Bob and I had started on a series of short videos for Nuçi’s Space,” Jason said, “then two days later, he calls me up and says, ‘We have another video project for you…and it’s due in 5 days!’ ”
Jason shot the interviews and directed the project, and Eddie Whelan edited the video entry for Nuçi’s Space– and in just under 5 days, it was contest ready.
Nuçi’s Space is a non-profit health and resource center in Athens, Georgia. With an aim to prevent suicide, and to treat musicians with depression and other disorders on an affordable sliding-scale. Nuçi’s also provides practice space, legal aid, equipment rental, mental health professionals, a music venue, and more. Nuçi’s cares about the well being of musicians, emotionally, physically, and professionally.
Nuci’s also conducts a music camp for kids ages 11-17 called Camp Amped. The deadline for applications is fast-approaching, details here. And check out some of the photos Jason’s taken over the years of the kids’ Camp Amped bands. They have the chance to meet other musicians their own ages, form a few bands, record in a professional studio, and play their music live on the last day.
“We want to give a big thanks to Patterson Hood of Drive-By Truckers, Mike Mills of REM, and John Bell of Widespread Panic for helping us out in the video. “We were lucky enough to grab Mike and John at the very last minute of filming,” Jason said.