Stronger for Life, a grant finalist!

by leslierankowfinearts

Dear Followers, Friends and Colleagues who generously donated to the documentary Stronger for Life:

Happy New Year! I thought you would be as pleased as I am to start the New Year with this wonderful piece of news. From the Heart Productions was created over 20 years ago to support independent documentary film making. It is truly an honor for the doc to have made this year’s finalist list. They appoint a new team of judges to determine the winner but, in the meantime, the info on the documentary will be publicized by them to encourage other producers and companies to support financing our post-production costs. As you know, there has been genuine interest on the part of several major figures in the film industry who have expressed interest in seeing the final cut of the film and helping with its marketing and distribution.

Of course, we will keep you posted but in the meantime, thank you all so much– we could never have come this far without your incredible support.

So many thanks,


Leslie Rankow/Executive Producer/STRONGER FOR LIFE

Stronger for Life is an honored finalist for the From the Heart Productions/Roy W. Dean Grant featured in their newsletter and on their website to encourage donations from other producers and companies.



From Ilaria Montagnani, founder of Powerstrike, on her documentary, STRONGER FOR LIFE

I am excited to announce that the Stronger For Life documentary has been selected as one of 20 finalists in a highly competitive grant process established by From The Heart Productions: Roy M. Dean Grant. In the coming months, ten new judges will be selected to review the finalists’ films and choose the Top 10.
Because we made it into the 20 finalists, they are offering a feature in the next newsletter, and a year’s exposure on their website, to encourage other producers and companies to donate and fund for additional post production.
We are currently working on a newer cut and I am looking forward to giving you more updates soon.
Thank you all. None of this would have been possible without your support.
Much gratitude,