The VAF was founded originally as a production company, named Blue Falcon Productions (more on what that means later). I had no idea how to write a business plan or anything like it and struggled with the paperwork. My partners moved on to other jobs and projects, and for a short while, found myself alone.
Fortunately, my grant writer Virginia Ioccubucci convinced me to start a nonprofit art foundation. There was a great deal more I could do with the company at that point. For instance, we could create an art space for veterans and their families, or a film studio without being afraid of failing to produce blockbusters or anything commercially viable. We could help people and have a great time in the process.
I, Mike Hawley, fancy myself a writer. I have no delusions of granduer. I know it’s nearly impossible for me to publish and become a best seller. The foundation won’t stress commercial success, solely individual. That’s our history in brief. Stay tuned for more updates/news, etc.