AWARD-WINNING PRODUCTION TEAM:
Performers: Hollie Cavanagh and Melodye Perry
Songwriters: Renee Sotile & Mary Jo Godges & Pat & Pete Luboff
Song Producer: 6-Time Emmy Winner Peter Fish
Filmmakers: 2-Time Emmy Winner Renee Sotile & Mary Jo Godges
Producer: Margarita Sweet
Sign Language Interpreter: Jody Stevenson
Lyric Signs: The Port of Los Angeles Boys and Girls Club Art Students
Teacher: Beth Elliott
Camera: Sheila Higgins, Mary Jo Godges, Renee Sotile
Editor: Renee Sotile
Colorist: Sam Dlugach
Title: Alvin Bowens
Logo Design & Technical Manager: Danielle Elliott
Special Thanks: Tanya & Denise Brown
Special Thanks: John Erickson
Thank You! Rebecca Johnson Leclair, Annie Lane, Graham McClusky, Rayzor Opmanis, Tracey Anarella, Marie Cartier, Anne Davis & Sam O'Neil, Deb Balzer, Suzanne Taylor, James Wen, Diane Abbitt & Bernadette Abbruzze, Carole Dean, Ellen Gerstein, Hilari Scarl
City of West Hollywood Women's Advisory Board: Amanda Hyde, Melaney Lubey, Amanda Bleich, Jenner Deal, Karen Eyres, Tina Moore, Carla Romo, Silvia Salguero, Nadia Sutton
City of West Hollywood Community Events Coordinator: Larissa Fooks
City of West Hollywood Council Members: John J. Duran , John D’Amico, John Heilman, Lindsey P. Horvath, Lauren Meister
Thank You for your cameo in I Remember Nicole music video: Toi Lei, Michelle Jubilee Gonzalez, Sweet Baby J’ai, Lindsey Lee, Felicia Lester, Pauley Perrette, Koi Sojer & Toi Sojer
Music Video Funded in part by a grant from: The City of West Hollywood
FISCAL SPONSOR: From The Heart Productions
City of West Hollywood
City of West Hollywood Women's Advisory Board
Hollywood Chapter of the National Organization for Women
Social Media Support:
Women Occupy Hollywood
Me Too International
Chelsea Byers founder:
Campaign to Abolish Statutes of Limitations on Rape and Sexual Assault
Marian Hetherly NPR WBFO-FM
Wendy Wright: SpectrumLocalNews.com
Kelsey Anderson WIVB.com
'I REMEMBER NICOLE'
A Song/Music Video/Call to Action!
"There are no words to express what I am feeling right now. I Remember Nicole is absolutely beautiful, breathtaking and absolutely mind-blowing!” “ It brought tears to my eyes, my sister Denise, our Mother, and I know to Nicole in Heaven.” Huge Hugs -- Tanya Brown (Nicole Brown Simpson's sister)
June 12, 2019: The 25th Anniversary of Nicole Brown Simpson’s murder.
Let us never forget the victims. Let's create a world where there are #NoMoreNicoles.
I WILL FREE MYSELF
BELIEVE IN MYSELF
I WILL KEEP MYSELF SAFE AND WHOLE
I WILL LOVE MYSELF
REACH OUT FOR HELP
THIS IS WHAT I KNOW
I REMEMBER NICOLE
A Global Anthem Reclaiming Power Over Domestic Violence
Raising Awareness while Raising the Roof! Run time: 4 minutes
Watch. Share. Screen. Listen. Download. Follow. Donate.
Mission: To Raise AWARENESS on Intimate Partner Violence. To EMPOWER Victims. To encourage reaching out, lending an ear, a shoulder, a helping hand to a loved one suspected of being abused.
In viewing, I Remember Nicole, your loved one may see herself in the faces of the hundreds of women no longer afraid. She may hear her life in the lyrics. She may be motivated to recognize and admit to abuse. She may realize she does not deserve such treatment. Our hope is that, I Remember Nicole will help her find her own voice. And ultimately, be empowered to turn her life around.
I Remember Nicole is intended to be a useful tool in marketing and outreach programs. We encourage organizations to use the song/music video to their benefit.
We encourage everyone to use I Remember Nicole to spark conversation.
Performers: American Idol, Hollie Cavanagh and Melodye Perry (daughter of music legend Edna Wright and niece of music legend Darlene Love, for music aficionados) bring a resonating voice to the voiceless. They combine heart and soul in this breakout duet.
Why a song and music video?
Songs represent milestones throughout our lives and touch our soul. They influence our heart and seem to give us the message we need at just the right time.
#IRememberNicole is a metaphor for the highly publicized domestic violence story of Nicole Brown Simpson.
The real life images in the, I Remember Nicole, music video represent the camaraderie and the power of women when they speak out, align themselves and rally.
Renee & Mary Jo are featured in the books, The Complete Filmmakers Guide to Film Festivals and Wheels Stop: The End of the Space Shuttle Era, 1986-2011. Their first feature film, the award-winning documentary, Christa McAuliffe: Reach for the Stars was broadcast on CNN over 20 times and continues to be used as a learning tool in schools across the country and locally at the California Science Center. Christa McAuliffe: Reach for the Stars is forever a part of history – Renee & Mj are committed to doing the same with I Remember Nicole.
Get Involved: Join our grassroots efforts to raise awareness/help/empower. Contact: IRememberNicole@gmail.com
Share: I Remember Nicole video link on your social media sites.
Screen: I Remember Nicole music video at your events.
Download: I Remember Nicole on CD baby, Itunes, Apple, Spotify, Google Play
Follow: @IRememberNicole on Facebook / Twitter/ Instagram
Donate: Please help us meet our goal. We are halfway there! Any amount gets us one step closer.
In-Kind donations are also appreciated.
I Remember Nicole has non-profit status through From the Heart Productions. You will get a receipt for tax purposes, and your name forever associated with this amazing song.
The OFFICIAL Lesbian Crew:
Renee Sotile & Mary Jo Godges
Outside Los Angeles Courthouse, Robert Shapiro / Renee Sotile with camera
Directors/Co-Songwriters: Two-Time Emmy Award Winner Renee Sotile & Mary Jo Godges:
On October 3, 1995, OJ Simpson was acquitted of murder charges for the deaths, of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ron Goldman. The Brown-Simpson marriage was alleged to have been rife with domestic violence.
Working as a photojournalist, Renee covered the "Trial of the Century" for more than 100 days. Sotile never forgot the impact Nicole Brown Simpson's death made on her. Imprinted in her mind are the shocked and heartbreaking expressions on the faces of Nicole's family. She and Mary Jo want the world to remember Nicole and all women who suffered and continue to suffer from domestic abuse.