Filmmaker, Robert Bella, to Shoot Trip to Nicaragua for Finding Corte Magore


20140609-011310-4390968.jpgI’m honored and delighted that award-winning, filmmaker, Robert Bella, will be traveling to Nicaragua with me to shoot this first trip to Finding Corte Magore.

“Bella” will be traveling with me to a coffee plantation called Zaragoza in La Dalia, outside of Matagalpa where we finally get to meet some of the children we are trying to help in the country. Zaragoza supports childhood education and even erected a small school on the plantation. When the government learned of Zaragoza’s efforts, they stepped in to subsidize the educational venture.

Bella will be joining me as well, as we review the numerous islands for sale in the Bluefields, Nicaragua area. The ultimate goal in having Bella around is to raise awareness for the Finding Corte Magore project and to capture footage for plea video when this thing goes to crowd-funding. When Bella learned he had an opportunity to help raise funds and awareness for such a special cause, through an author who supports literacy domestically and abroad, he didn’t think twice to lend a hand. Bella has film credits in legions of movies such as Colin Fitz Lives! (Director), The Help, I Am Number Four, Real Steel, and Delivery Man. Gayla Nethercott of the Nethercott Agency attached him to the project.

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Author: Tonia Allen Gould

Tonia Allen Gould is the CEO of Tagsource, a 25-year-old Consumer Promotions and Marketing Agency, she's founder of the Finding Corte Magore Project, and children's book author of Samuel T. Moore of Corte Magore. Here, on this blog, she writes about whatever compels her at the moment. In her book, she explores the concepts of perseverance, hard work, bullying, and finding a place to call home for young readers. The impetus of the Finding Corte Magore project stems from Tonia's background - growing-up below the poverty line, in rural Indiana. A product of Indiana's foster care system, she is the first to say that books, a solid education and teachers, taught her there was a life for herself, tangible and within her reach, she just had to reach out and grab it. After publishing her first book, she decided she wanted to find an island and make it real, by naming it after the fictional place in her book, “Corte Magore,” and utilize it for social and environmental good. Today, the 29-acre island of Corte Magore at Hog Cay, Nicaragua- through a joint partnership with Ambassador Francisco Campbell, the Nicaraguan Ambassador to the U.S.-will be utilized by the Finding Corte Magore Project to work to keep Nicaraguan children in school. The Finding Corte Magore Project works virtually to connect a global community of students and institutions with the plight of educationally and economically repressed Nicaragua. The project involves showcasing and managing one of the country's own beautiful islands in its educational and environmental initiatives. The goal of The Finding Corte Magore Project is to create social awareness coupled with building a sustainable, positive and long-term educational impact on the country's children who have an on-average fifth grade dropout rate. In addition, Tonia is a promotional products industry veteran. She is the founder and CEO of 25-year old Tagsource, LLC (AKA TAG! The Creative Source). She currently serves on the BOD for the Specialty Advertising Association of California (SAAC), is an "Industry Voice", a recipient of a PPAI Golden Pyramid, and has been named on ASI’s Hot List. She is the recipient of Supplier of the Year award through the Women’s Business Enterprise Council West, as nominated by Fortune 500 companies.

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