Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Purchase Watch With Me Online!

We are excited to finally offer DVD copies of Watch With me online through PayPal. 

The cost is $10 plus $3 for shipping and handling per DVD. 

Click on the button below to buy! 

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Premiere pictures

Well we are still recovering from the trip up north and the premiere, but we are so excited to share photographs from the big night with everyone! Here they are (taken by Karey's dad):

Ryan and Karey with Karey's family, minus her sister, Amy, who couldn't be there.

Karey with Jason and Bonnie Fazio, two of the adorers featured in the movie.

Ryan with Sisters Elizabeth and Lois Paciello.

Karey with Father Richard Dellos, the priest at the parish where the chapel is located.

Father Dellos with Betty Frank. Betty is in charge of the perpetual adoration chapel.

Augusta Ambrose, one of the children featured in the movie.

Karey with Sean Clive, the musician who provided the music for the film, with his wife, Jennifer, and their new baby.

A portion of the packed theater before the movie began.

This was taken right as the movie ended.

Betty Frank speaking at the end.

Ryan thanking everyone for coming.

People lining up to buy DVDs after the movie. We never expected this in a million years.

One of Karey's aunts and one of her uncles, buying DVDs from her mom.

Karey's aunt actually made her sign her DVD!

Ryan and Karey with their dear friends, the Ambroses, who also happen to be some of the stars of the movie.

Thanks again to everyone who came out for the premiere! We were so incredibly touched by everything - from the turnout, to the audience's reaction to the film, to the DVD sales. Most importantly, we hope those in attendance can share the movie and its message with others - that our Lord is there for us in the Eucharist, day and night, welcoming us to spend time with Him. If one person sees this movie and begins a weekly hour of adoration, we will have suceeded!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Packed House!

I honestly can't express how amazing tonight's premiere of Watch With Me turned out to be. Hopefully this picture tells at least some of the story:

This is a picture of the Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institutes's theater prior to the beginning of the screening. It shows that there was not a seat to be had!! We are so grateful to everyone who attended (all 280 of you!). Karey and I never expected the reception the film received. The crowd even showed their appreciation at the end with a long standing ovation!! We continue to praise God for His many blessings with this special project.

We are also incredibly blessed that more than 200 DVDs were purchased by those in attendance!

We will post more pictures and video in the days ahead of this incredible event, and we are hopeful that by the beginning of next week, DVDs will be available for purchase on the web site. If you'd like to order an advanced copy, email karey at kareynobles@yahoo.com


Saturday, August 9, 2008

Clive and Hagan to Perform at Premiere

We have just learned that two of the performers who provided incredible music to Watch With Me, have agreed to perform for people as they arrive at MWPAI's Theatre for the premiere. 

Sean Clive and Larry Hagan will provide their incredible talents to the event which seems to become more blessed by the day. 

It is worth noting, that when Karey began this project, finding music to use was an incredible obstacle. Musicians (and rightly so) are very protective of their creative product. We couldn't just go grab some music off the Internet and throw it in the movie. That is when Karey approached Sean and Larry. We have long been fans of Sean's music and Karey worked for short time with his father-in-law. She reached out to him to see if there was a way we could purchase the use of his music for the project. Sean, not knowing anything about the movie (aside from Karey's pitch) agreed to let us use whatever we wanted no questions asked. He even sent us all of his CD's for free!! As for Larry, we were fellow parishioners at Our Lady of Lourdes in Utica and often attended the Saturday vigil mass where Larry and a few others performed the music in a folk-style fashion. Karey knew that Larry had produced some music of his own and he too agreed to take part. 

Keep in mind, that when Karey signed these two incredibly talented musicians up, the documentary was in its infinitesimal stage. We had barely started shooting any of the footage! By the time it came to incorporate the music, Karey had no idea what to expect. In another clear example of how God's hand has guided us through this adventure, the music not only provided a perfect backdrop for the piece, in a few instances, it even provided Karey guideposts as to the direction she wanted the story line to go in. It was clear that this music belonged in this movie.

Now, here is where I make the pitch. Much like our little production company, Larry and Sean are just faithful Catholics who perform their music for God's glory. However, their music is exceptional and it is for sale. Go to their web sites and check out their tunes and buy a few copies. (Christmas is not too far away and Sean has an incredible Holiday C-D!!) 

The premiere is now just a few days away!!


ps- Here is a link to the Observer-Dispatch Story on the premiere. 

Thursday, August 7, 2008

DVDs are here!

Today, Utica's newspaper, the Observer Dispatch, ran a story about the movie premiere in its Weekend Plus insert, with a photo and everything! We don't think it's online though, so there's nothing to link to (sorry, online readers not based in Utica!). We haven't seen it yet (being in Richmond and all) but we're told it looks great!

And in other exciting news... the DVDs have arrived! All 250 of them!

DVDs will be on sale at the premiere for $10, and will also be available for purchase at the adoration chapel in the weeks following the event (see Betty Frank). And, of course, they will also be available on our website, www.watchwithmemovie.com, beginning in about a week and a half. We are taking pre-orders; just send me an email at kareynobles@yahoo.com.

Rome Sentinel Article

We are now less than a week away from the premiere of Watch With Me and the media buzz continues to grow. Yesterday the story appeared in the Rome Daily Sentinel

If you are interested in coming please contact Karey as soon as possible because the seats are filling up!


Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Premiere Press Tour Continues

We are incredibly blessed! Karey has booked two more media appearances in advance of the premiere of her movie a week from tonight! 

First, we learned that a profile on the Watch With Me premiere will be featured in the Weekend Plus section of Utica's popular Observer-Dispatch Newspaper. If I'm not mistaken, I am pretty sure that the Weekend Plus comes as part of the Thursday edition of the paper. If an online link appears, I'll be sure to share it with you here. 

Second, Karey and I have been booked to appear on our old friend Bill Keeler's number one rated radio show on 92.7FM The Drive in Utica. His show has a huge audience and it will be a great opportunity for us to share the message of the movie and invite people to the premiere. We are scheduled to be on next Monday August 11th at 3:30pm. We may be able to share a mp3 of our visit with Bill sometime after it airs. 

So if you are in Utica area, be sure to check out the O-D on Thursday and the Keeler Show on Monday.  And, as always,  if you are interested in coming to the premiere shoot Karey and e-mail at kareynobles@yahoo.com. 


ps: If you are by your computer on Monday, but not in the Utica area or by a radio, Bill offers a crystal clear feed of his program live as it happens. Just click on this link

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Premiere Story In Utica Paper

The buzz is growing! The Life and Times of Utica, ran a story about the upcoming premiere of Watch With Me. 

You can see the story by clicking here

Let us know if you see a story somewhere about the movie. Send us an e-mail at kareynobles@yahoo.com. 

Friday, August 1, 2008

PRESS RELEASE: Filmmaker Set to Premier Movie on Utica Chapel at MWPAI


Filmmaker Set To Premier Movie on Utica Chapel at MWPAI

(Utica, NY)- Former local television news anchor Karey Nobles is set to debut her full-feature documentary Watch With Me to an audience at Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute’s theater in Utica. The premiere screening will take place on Tuesday, August 12, 2008 at 7 p.m.

The film features an inside look at the perpetual adoration chapel at St. Joseph- St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in West Utica. The chapel has been operating for more than 16 years, with faithful volunteers taking part in this unique form of Roman Catholic worship, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 

Nobles spent close to two years following a group of these dedicated volunteers to learn what motivates them to visit the chapel at all hours of the day and night, and what they gain from the experience. Watch With Me tells the story of this little-known volunteer group - with more than 300 active members from all ages and walks of life - that rarely garners front-page news coverage, but contributes to its community in a very important way. 

The movie also features the music of local musicians Sean Clive and Larry Hagan.

The premiere is free and open to the public, but because of limited seating, a ticket must be obtained in advance. For more information on tickets, contact the chapel's coordinator Betty Frank at 315-732-1755. For more information on the movie log on to www.watchwithmemovie.com.

About Karey Nobles:  Karey Nobles served as an anchor and reporter at WKTV NewsChannel2 in Utica from 1999-2003. Since her time at WKTV she has worked as an independent artist and in public relations. She founded EstherJane Productions in the fall of 2006. Watch With Me is the company’s first project. 

**Interviews available upon request** Karey is available for interviews by phone prior to the premiere. For more information or to schedule a time, contact her directly at 315-404-9527 or kareynobles@yahoo.com

Interview with Catholic Sun

Today was a big day, as Karey did an interview with the Catholic Sun which is the newspaper for the Syracuse Catholic Diocese. They are doing a feature on the movie's upcoming premiere on August 12th. 

The interview was a great opportunity for two reasons: 1- It is a wonderful way to let faithful Catholics learn about the movie and come here to the web site to learn more. (and Lord willing, maybe purchase a copy or two) 2- (and more important) It will introduce or re-introduce people to the practice of adoration. One of the things we have found is that few people are familiar with the concept of eucharist adoration and even less (including Catholics) are aware of perpetual eucharist adoration. 

Karey was really touched by the Holy Spirit to make the film for that reason. It is amazing how people, who consider themselves to be very faithful, are unaware of the blessings that adoration provides. The movie shows people, in a very interesting way, just how wonderful that blessing can be. 

So if you are in Syracuse Diocese, keep an eye on the Catholic Sun for the article! 


Tuesday, July 29, 2008

To The Printer!

So today was a monumental day in our production of Watch With Me. We officially took the final product to the printer to begin the process of creating our first run of the DVDs which will be available for sale.

We expect to have copies ready for purchase by the date of the premiere, and then we hope to begin taking orders on the web site by the end of August. Karey has been amazing putting everything together. She has learned a great deal about this process on the fly. While she and I are both trained video journalists, there are many aspects to the actual production of a DVD that we are learning for the first time (cover artwork, packaging, etc.). We don't have a monster budget, so we are doing as much as we can on our own and Karey has picked up most of that slack. I have to admit, the work she has done is brilliant and it is clear that it has all come together because of God's grace.

So the big news is that the DVDs will be available for sale in the very near future. If you want to have your name put on a waiting list to be alerted as soon as they are ready just click here.

And don't forget the premiere is just weeks away!


Sunday, July 27, 2008

Premiere Date Set

Hello Everyone!
This is Ryan.. not that too many people are probably logging on to this site, primarily because of our lack of posting, but we have a good excuse. We are set to premiere Karey's film, Watch With Me, in less than a month.

The film will be shown for the first time to a public audience on Tuesday August 12th at the esteemed Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute's Theater in Utica, NY at 7pm. The film is open to the public and is free of charge to attend, however there is very limited seating so if you are interested in coming you need to RSVP right away. It is easy to do, just shoot Karey an e-mail and she will set you up. Make sure to do it soon, because the seats are filling up.

So here is a recap:

Watch With Me Premier
When: Tuesday August 12, 2008
Where: Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute Theater, Utica
Time: 7pm

We are also going to work hard to post on this production blog more often. We'll have updates on the upcoming premiere, as well as some sneak peaks of the film and some of the stories behind it's production.

As always, we are in need of your prayers, so keep them coming. Please send us an e-mail with any questions and hopefully we will see you on the 12th!


Sunday, June 22, 2008


...to our new blog about the soon-to-be-released documentary, Watch With Me.

The movie - produced by my husband, Ryan, and I - is about the Catholic devotion of perpetual adoration. After becoming an adorer myself, I was so intrigued by the devotion that I set out to document the stories of several adorers at a small chapel in upstate New York.

(If you're not familiar with perpetual adoration, you might want to check out this website's description - but don't forget to come back here!)

Before moving to Virgnia last fall, I was an adorer at St. Joseph-St. Patrick's Church in Utica, New York. My assigned weekly hour was from 10 to 11 p.m. on Sundays. While in the chapel, and while asking the Lord what he wanted me to do with my life, I began to feel called to make this documentary. I ignored the feeling for several months until I gave in and asked God (or, rather, told him) if he wanted me to make this movie he would need to provide me with the necessary funds. Of course, he did just that and here we are.

Despite being a "cradle Catholic," I spent most of my life in the dark about adoration. I didn't know it existed outside of Holy Thursday, and I definitely had never heard of perpetual adoration. We hope this movie helps to introduce Catholics and non-Catholics, alike, to this form of devotional prayer and that it may even be used by the Holy Spirit to call some to spend time before the Blessed Sacrament.

Please check back to this blog (and the website) often as we will be updating the movie's progress, posting video clips and never-before-seen footage, and announcing screening dates and the release of DVDs. Please keep this project in your prayers, and please leave a comment below or send us an email. We'd love to meet you!

God bless,