And that’s a wrap…

Yes, the film has been edited, coloured, scored and printed! It has been a mad few months here in the office. Hug an Atheist has had its premiere at the San Francisco Atheist Film Festival on Saturday, the 14th of September and has been well received by critics and the audience alike. Reviews have started to appear…

It’s Hug an Atheist Day!

I know I’ve been a bit quiet here, but it’s the first Friday of June, which for the last 4 years has been known as Hug an Atheist Day! So I am happy to present to you today a teaser of the film that you’ve been supporting.  I had hoped to be able to present…

On Hope, with James Croft

One of the questions I ask many of the people I interview is “What gives you hope?”. Hope that things will get better, not just for atheists but pretty much for the world. And I’d like to share part James Croft’s answer to this one. Quite a few people mentioned similarities between the LGBT community’s…

The Atheists’ War on Christmas

After 5 and a half weeks of travelling, I’m back home! One thing is for sure: Hug an Atheist hasn’t just taken over my life, it has changed my life. I can’t begin to express what an amazing journey this has been for me. Travelling through big cities and small towns, I have met so…

Hug an Atheist Adventures

Well, the past few months have certainly been quite the adventure. Filming started well an truly at the end of October with a godless wedding in St Augustine, Florida. It truly was one of the most beautiful and emotional weddings I’ve ever been to, not a dry eye in the house during the ceremony (which…

Jumping for Joy

On Thursday 13 September, I had packed my bags to go on a vacation the following morning that we had booked ages ago. I had timed the end of the Indiegogo campaign for that day, but with the time difference, it actually ended at 8am GMT on Friday morning. As I went to bed around…

An easy way to help promote Hug an Atheist

Do you have a few spare minutes? Do you want to help this project out? I’m looking for people to send me a short (30 seconds to a minute) video clip of why they want to see this film made and how they think it will help. This doesn’t have to be professional quality, a…

“Your [sic] going to hell”

We’re just over 2 weeks into fundraising and it has been another interesting week. The good news: We’ve raised over $4400! That’s an impressive amount of money. Thank you! And we’ve been featured on 2 blogs. Richard Carrier didn’t only blog about it, he also donated and has been very kind and helpful. “But there…

One week on

It’s been a week since I launched Hug an Atheist on Indiegogo. It’s been a week of ups and downs, mainly ups though. We’ve raised $2563 so far, which is splendid! I can’t thank all our funders enough, the trust you have shown is really very touching! We’ve received donations from all over the world,…

Hug an Atheist goes live!

I’ve been an atheist for many years now, I usually say “that’s what 16 years of catholic school will do to you”. Growing up in Belgium, and now living in England, atheism is never something I considered to be an issue. Well, there was a slight hiccup when my husband and I got married and…