Nurses and all healthcare workers have given so much during the COVID-19 crisis – help us return their compassionate care!
At HEARTS: Health & Arts we’ll “Nurture the Nurturers” with a new musical film about Florence Nightingale, a woman who spoke truth to power, followed her heart’s passion, and changed the world!
The film, Nightingale: Regarding the Life & Passion of Miss Florence Nightingale by Pamela Gerke, is now in the works. We completed filming in 2020, the year of Nightingale’s Bicentennial, and are now in post-production and the work is going great! When complete (date: TBA), the film will be offered on our YouTube channel and on DVD, free of charge: our gift to nurses and other healthcare professionals!
Originally produced as a musical play, our 2020 tour was shut down by COVID-19 after only 4 performances. But in the spirit of Florence Nightingale we didn’t give up!
The pandemic made us completely rethink our production and we are now creating it as a film, crafted by an amazing production team and featuring a stellar ensemble. Health safety guidelines impacted our rehearsals - all on Zoom! - and filming was done one actor at a time, remotely. We studio-recorded the music (also one person at a time) and with the magic of film editing, historic images and a ton of creativity, it's coming together!
PLEASE JOIN US and add to the support we’ve already received from several nursing organizations (see logos of some in the Photos Gallery on this page and the full list at HeartsHealthArts.org). Your donation will help us:
$5 purchases an N95 face shield for one of our creative team members when we must meet in person
$50 covers the fee for an hour of recording time for one of our instrumentalists
$150 pays for four hours of sound editing
$500 helps toward paying the fee to the filmmaker
We are excited about this film because we care deeply about nurses - and we hope to inspire the next generation! We’re also passionate about the arts, knowing that they move us to act on our dreams for a better world.
Help us to dream big with this film!