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When The Dream Becomes Reality – The Beyond Sixty Project

When The Dream Becomes Reality – The Beyond Sixty Project

By Susan Williams

A few years ago I met Melissa Davey.

We actually found ourselves connecting through Twitter. At that time, she had just left corporate life and began her journey on creating and directing a documentary called The Beyond Sixty Project. A film that was profiling women over sixty who are showing the “power of resilience, defiance and the wisdom of experience“.

I admired Melissa’s courage and passion to try something completely different. I admired her passion to share inspirational stories of individuals over the age of 60 and her desire to show us how life really doesn’t have an expiration date.

Also Read Melissa’s Chance Encounter That Propelled Her to Becoming a Film Maker: Go On – Take the Detour

Fast forward to today and Melissa has now achieved this dream she started a few years back of becoming a film maker. Right now she is currently in Los Angeles, California patiently waiting for her first screening of her movie.

I caught up with Melissa before the screening to find out how she feels about her experience and what advice she has for anyone else thinking of trying something new later in life. Here is what she had to share;

Here is the trailer for the Beyond Sixty Project Documentary;

If you can, please support Melissa and her film. These are the current screening locations and dates (we will update as more become available);

Los Angeles Women’s International Film Festival
Beyond Sixty Project is screening Sunday March 24 at 2:00 PM
Tickets can be purchased on Facebook or website for Los Angeles Women’s International Film Festival

Hot Springs Women’s International Film Festival
Beyond Sixty is Screening March 31 at 1:30 PM
Go to Facebook page (Hot Springs Womens International Film Festival) to purchase tickets

Calgary – Third ACTion Film Festival
Beyond Sixty is screening Sunday June 9th at 10:30am
Tickets can be purchased on their website.

New Hope Film Festival 
Sunday, July 21 (in the noon to 1:45 pm block)
Tickets can be purchase on their website

Congratulations Melissa – you are an inspiration for what is possible and we wish you much success!

Since speaking with us, Melissa won two awards at the New Hope Film Festival – Audience Choice Best Documentary and Female Eye Filmmaker Award. As Melissa said when she shared this achievement – “Dreams do come true”.

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Susan Williams is the Founder of Booming Encore. Being a Boomer herself, Susan loves to discover and share ways to live life to the fullest. She shares her experiences, observations and opinions on living life after 50 and tries to embrace Booming Encore's philosophy of making sure every day matters.