Networks Jason Bellini, LOGO TV : "The hottest new gay documentary". Liz Andrews, In The Life TV; "What an amazing experience!" Horatio Lawson, BBC TV London : "It was very moving and beautiful." STAR and BUC Wild radio show : "Very well put together documentary." Brittany Ballard, Acquisitions Here! Films :"We are very interested in your film, HOW DO I LOOK." The Michelangelo Signorile Show, SIRIUS OutQ 109 : "Inspirational, Educational and very Entertaining."
Journalists Guy Trebay, NY Times : "Congratulations." Michael Musto, Village Voice : "It looks fierce." Maria Esteves, Fest21.com : "Magnificent documentary!" Nikko Lencek-Inagaki, Publisher TRACE Magazine : "I loved it!" Phil Esteem, Editor for Legends Magazine : "I got the DVD and loved it." Toby Grace, editor OutInJersey magazine : "Wow! What a fabulous movie!!" Yohana Mas, Publisher SUCCUMB Magazine : "How Do I Look was magnificent from a sociological perspective, a must-see, I highly recommend it". Festivals NewFest, NYC : "How Do I Look is an uplifting and life-affirming celebration of a NYC artistic tradition." Angel Brown, Queer Black Cinema : "The event was spiritual & historical and everybody loved the film!" Clarissa Gonzalez, programmer LGBT Madrid Festival : "We are VERY interested in your piece, due to recommendations from other fellow Film Festivals in Europe and the US." Matthew Fox, director Outsiders Film Festival, Liverpool, England : "The queer black underground drag ball scene lives on, with talent, color, imagination and Love." Kristian Moller Jorgensen, programmer Copenhagen LGBT Film Fest : "We enjoyed it very much!" Zola Mumford, Curator Langston Hughes African American Film Festival, Seattle, WA : "It's a memorable film, lots of heart! People verbally expressed their enjoyment of the film during the screening, applauding and talking back to the people in the film."Africa in the Picture Film Festival, Amsterdam : "A must see. Girl, I'm not kidding!"Teresa, Charlotte Film Festival : "Extraordinary, we absolutely love your movie." Rex Rude, Outfest associate programmer, Los Angeles : "Most Fascinating." Topher Campbell, London : "Personal, Powerful, Inspirational." Dana Keith, Miami Beach : "It is really very impressive!"
Universities, Colleges & High Schools
Harvard University, Rachel Bolden-Kramer & James D. Woods : "We are very interested in including it in our thesis." Yale University, Uri McMillan : "Intimate access to a view of ballroom culture that was more balanced & extravagant." Hostos College, Edwin Gonzales : "Thanks for showing these talents as Icons. This is what the outside world should see." Rutgers University, WRSU radio host Pedro Angel Serrano : "It is in the spirit of promoting a positive gay culture."NU University, Frank Roberts : "We recognize Mr. Busch for his outstanding contribution with How Do I Look." Sarah Lawrence College, Ken Schneck : "I can't think of a better way to kick off our 2006 Queer Film Festival."The Harvey Milk High School, certificate of appreciation for "your commitment to document LGBTQ youth." Stony Brook University, John-Michael Corales : "I know that I personally have been touched!" Goucher College, Jonathan Jackson : "I am very proud and spiritually moved." NY University, Francis White, Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs : "It's wonderful!" Oberlin College, "A great resource for colleges, highly educational."
Black Prides Jazmyne Cannick, programmer Black Pride Los Angeles : "The audience absolutely loved it." Marcia R. Houston, Cleveland Black Pride/Sight Center : "How fabulous." James Saunders, founder Black Pride NYC : "I watched it 5 times." Anthony Galloway, president St. Louis Black Pride : "Its great..."
Celebrities Mo'Nique from the TV show, The Parkers : "It is amazing!" Randy Jones, Village People: "It looks great and y'all did a terrific job." John Scagliotti, In the Life TV founder : "The people loved the How Do I Look trailer." Marc Jacobs, Fashion Designer : "I really thank you for contributing so beautifully to the world!"
Education Jack Herman, Board of Education : "It is genius!" Lis Maurer, Ithaca College : "An Uplifting and life-affirming celebration of a NYC artistic tradition." Luis G, Editor-In-Chief, Student Government Leadership : "You captured the essence of the ballroom scene, it was phenomenal, blessings on your awesome work!" Rachel Bolden-Kramer, James D. Woods Fellow, Harvard College Faculty of Arts & Sciences : "We are very interested in including it in our thesis."
Distributors Scott Cranin, Senior Editor, TLA video : "We enjoyed How Do I Look." Stephen Mattsson, OUT Video (Australia) : "It looks fantastic."
Consumers Anthony Hall : "I appreciate the real look into this sub-culture. Hearing and understanding how the whole Ball Circuit fits into each person's life was great." Gizmo : "I had a memorable experience at the viewing of How Do I Look at the Riverside Church Theater." Ken Chow : "A fierce world filled with beauty, creativity and of course DRAMA." TAZ : "THE FILM IS INCREDIBLE... TASTEFUL AND INSPIRING." Ronald : "Thank you for this piece of heritage!" Tommie : "Bravo! Great piece of art work ..." Andrea : "I watched it 20 times."
AIDS Organizations Dennis de Leon, president Latino Commission on AIDS : "How Do I Look is a front-runner in this field and makes a difference in peoples lives." David Waterman, AIDS Project Hartford : "This documentary will be a next staple in our history."
Cultural Institutions In The Meantime Men's Group, Jeffrey King, founder : "This powerful artistic expression provides a platform for the gifted House and Ball Community." World Vision, Karen Kartes, director for Advocacy : "We wish you much success in your efforts." LGBT Community Center NYC, Ector Simpson, director of cultural programs : "The Center enthusiastically supports Wolfgang and the How Do I Look project." The Schomberg Center for Research in Black Culture, Steven Fullwood : "Researchers find your video useful for Black history, American history and World history." Dept. of Cultural Affairs NYC; Mark DiBiase, "Best luck with your endeavor." Gill Foundation, Doug Staggs : "Your project is obviously of great significance."
Government The White House : "The president appreciates learning your views and welcomes your suggestions." Thomas K. Duane, NYS Senator : "A groundbreaking film, providing artistic empowerment and educates on HIV/AIDS." Luis G., Editor in Chief Government Leadership : "The screening was amazing and blessings on your awesome work!" Frances Abbadessa, Deputy Commission for Human Resources : "I wish you success with thisimportant film." C. Virginia Fields, Manhattan Boro President : "Mr. Busch served on my Advisory committee and he has my full support."
Retailers Chris Anderson, acquisitions Kim's video NYC : "How Do I Look is definitely a DVD we keep in our store." Ed Hermance, owner Giovanni's Room in Philadelphia : "How Do I Look is the talk of the store."
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