2 EMMY Wins*News Crew*Filmmakers* Activist Citizens: Renee Sotile & Mj Godges
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
Award Winning/Call to Action/Music Video
Filmmakers: Two-Time Emmy Winner Renee Sotile & Mary jo Godges
The inspiration comes from Sotile’s memories working in national news, covering the OJ Simpson Trial of the Century.
Raising Awareness while Raising the Roof!
"Nicole" is a metaphor for the highly publicized domestic violence story of Nicole Brown Simpson.
Working as a video-journalist, Renee Sotile covered the "Trial of the Century" and never forgot the impact Nicole's death made on her. Imprinted in her mind are the shocked and heartbreaking expressions on the faces of Nicole's family when on October 3, 1995, OJ Simpson was acquitted of murder charges for the deaths, of his ex-wife Nicole, and her friend, Ron Goldman.
Sotile and Godges say their goal behind "I Remember Nicole" is to empower victims and survivors and start conversations, and for the world to remember Nicole and all those who suffered and continue to suffer from abuse.
“LGBTQ members fall victim to domestic violence at equal or even higher rates compared to their heterosexual counterparts.”– NCADV
Robert Shapiro / Renee Sotile with Camera
“I Remember Nicole is absolutely beautiful and breathtaking! It brought tears to my eyes, my sister Denise, our Mother, and I know to Nicole in Heaven.” Huge Hugs, Tanya Brown, Nicole's Sister
25 Years: Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman with "I Remember Nicole" filmmakers Renee Sotile & Mary jo Godges
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Melodye performs I Remember Nicole at #MeToo Hollywood
American Idol Hollie Cavanagh and Melodye Perry (daughter of Edna Wright and niece of Darlene Love, for music aficionados) bring a resonating voice to the voiceless.
Nicole Brown Simpson was a highly public women victimized by domestic violence. By saying her name, hearing her name, people recall the impact her death had on them and our nation. A collective memory of "where we were" when first hearing OJ Simpson's wife was murdered in 1994. We recall the scenes of the infamous bronco chase, his arrest, the "Trial of the Century," and acquittal.
For the generations following Nicole Brown Simpson, her children's generation and those after, we say her name "Nicole" as a metaphor for domestic violence. "Nicole" is them or someone they know. This generation will ensure that there are #NoMoreNicoles in a call to action through this galvanizing song. One of the most effective communication tools to create awareness, spread knowledge and empower.
This generation's strength at spreading positive messages is like no other. They are the generation that raises awareness across borders. They are the generation that challenges and knocks down boundaries.
#IRememberNicole will empower this generation to raise awareness, change laws and prevent intimate partner violence on the national level.
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 Performer: 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
Communications Expert: Rebecca Johnson Leclair
Music Video Funded in part by a grant from: The City of West Hollywood
Fiscal Sponsor: From The Heart Productions
Community Grant from LA Pride
Community Partner: California Families in Focus
Daily Scoop / Annie Lane Essentials
Hollywood Chapter of the National Organization for Women
West Hollywood Women's Advisory Board
Women Occupy Hollywood
COMMUNITY PARTNER: California Families in Focus
with founder Angel Macias. An inclusive organization providing resources, events and social service programs for domestic violence survivors and their children, living in shelters.