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MIMBolide Productions Co.

P.O. Box 3050
Carmichael, CA 95609

What is REMEMBER ISOBEL (aka Project Hope)?


For information on what inspired REMEMBER ISOBEL, visit the Explanation and Our Stories pages.




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Please visit our IMDB page for a current list of the cast and crew credits.



TELEVISION APPEARANCE: Our director Sarah Barbulesco appeared on Sacramento & Company on the morning of Thursday January 13th. View the interview HERE



REMEMBER ISOBEL tells the story of a family dealing with the struggles of their beloved grandmother's diagnosis with Alzheimer's.

The purpose of the film is to give an accurate portrayal of life with Alzheimer's as well as its effects on family members and friends. This disease affects millions; most people have a friend or relative who has been affected by Alzheimer's. By 2030, it is predicted that the disease will have reached epidemic levels. It is essential that we get involved today to put a stop to this terrible disease. For more information about Alzheimer's disease, please visit the "Our Causes" page.

The play version of REMEMBER ISOBEL opened on December 14, 2012, and played through January 20, 2013, at Sacramento's Ooley Theater (2007 28th St). All profits from the play will be used in funding the film version of the story which is a benefit for Alzheimer's disease research.

Filming of REMEMBER ISOBEL will commence in Summer 2014. If you are interested in supporting the project financially, please visit our Funding page. If you are an actor and would like to audition for the film or if you would like to be a part of our film crew, please contact Director Sarah Barbulesco.

This film is dedicated to Director Barbulesco's grandparents Daniel Barbulesco and Elizabeth Keeler Barbulesco, in honor of Dan's amazing and selfless care for his wife during her struggle with Alzheimer's. Read more about their story here.

The screenplay for "Remember Isobel" was an official selection for the International Gay Film Festival of the UK.


I Know A Victim of Alzheimer's

Sarah Barbulesco (Carmichael, CA)

Justin Altman (Carmichael, CA)

Amanda Farmer (Redwood City, CA)

Erica K. Chretien (Sacramento, CA)

Professor Karl Zender (Davis, CA)

Erin Logan (Upland, CA)

Karl Baur (West Sacramento, CA)

Arwen Imai (Houston, TX)

Laura K. Pagel (Danbury, CT)

Lisa Papagni (Davis, CA)

Sue Franck (Davis, CA)

Noah Franck Papagni (Davis, CA)

Michael Franck Papagni (Davis, CA)

Eli Franck Papagni (Davis, CA)

Monroe Newman (Washington, D.C.)

Mary Kate Dreyer (Sonoma, CA)

Angie Major (So. San Francisco, CA)

Trisha Hamilton (Dallas, TX)

Daniel Barbulesco (Gainesville, FL)

Noel Barbulesco (Sonoma, CA)

Carolyn Barbulesco (Sonoma, CA)

Marilyn Kelly (Sonoma, CA)

Marie Gibson (Sonoma, CA)

Courtney Iventosch (NYC, NY)

Joseph Chretien (Sacramento, CA)

Linda McGuire (Elk Grove, CA)

Judy Arzamendi (Queretaro, Mexico)

Amy Ellis (Windsor, CA)

Fred C. Heartt (West Sacramento, CA)

Kaycee Leonard (Sacramento, CA)

Kathrine Becker (New York, NY)

Casey Hutchins (Davis, CA)

JB Kern (Oakley, CA)

The Justice Family (Sacramento, CA)

(we are currently compiling this list, please contact us to be added)

A Cause Within A Cause

REMEMBER ISOBEL also has another purpose and that is to feature an LGBT family. Our film tells the story of Cate and Helen, a lesbian couple who married during the time in which gay marriage was legal in California. The film portrays Cate's struggle within herself and her marriage as Alzheimer's slowly steals the person who had always been her champion in everything: her mother Isobel.

While our main focus for this film is to benefit Alzheimer's disease research and so the plot largely focuses on Isobel's disease, we feel that it is essential to show that while members of the LGBT community deal with issues unique to that community, they also endure many of the same challenges as the straight community. More and more films these days are starting to showcase LGBT characters; however, much of the writing tends to highlight what divides people into "us" and "them" rather than serving to unite. Only through an understanding that we are all people with similar hardships and hopes, can acceptance and equal treatment begin to flourish and that is what we will endeavor to do with our depiction of Cate and Helen as they navigate the treacherous nature of this disease.






I Support Equal Rights for Marriage

Sarah Barbulesco (Carmichael, CA)

Justin Altman (Carmichael, CA)

Amanda Farmer (Redwood City, CA)

Erica K. Chretien (Sacramento, CA)

Professor Karl Zender (Davis, CA)

Erin Simonitch (Davis, CA)

Casey Hutchins (Davis, CA)

Elizabeth Vogelesang (Montreal, Canada)

Erin Logan (Upland, CA)

Laura K. Pagel (Danbury, CT)

Kathrine Becker (New York, NY)

Arwen Imai (Houston, TX)

Karl Baur (West Sacramento, CA)

Monroe Newman (Washington, D.C.)

Anne Lirio (Stockton, CA)

Mary Kate Dreyer (Sonoma, CA)

Angie Major (So. San Francisco, CA)

Daniel Barbulesco (Gainesville, FL)

Noel Barbulesco (Sonoma, CA)

Carolyn Barbulesco (Sonoma, CA)

Thomas Howard (London, UK)

Marie Gibson (Sonoma, CA)

Julia Campbell (San Jose, CA)

Anthony Chase (Sonoma, CA)

Derek Pagel (Danbury, CT)

Marci Hoze (Sacramento, CA)

Sharon Wilson (Sacramento, CA)

Trisha Hamilton (Dallas, TX)

Lisa Papagni (Davis, CA)

Sue Franck (Davis, CA)

Noah Franck Papagni (Davis, CA)

Michael Franck Papagni (Davis, CA)

Eli Franck Papagni (Davis, CA)

Judy Arzamendi (Queretaro, Mexico)

Amy Ellis (Windsor, CA)

Fred C. Heartt (West Sacramento, CA)

Kaycee Leonard (Sacramento, CA)

Gayle Tominaga (West Sacramento, CA)

Jennifer Peck (Richmond, CA)

Gwendolyn Dreyer (Los Angeles, CA)

JB Kern (Oakley, CA)

(we are currently compiling this list, please contact us to be added)

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