Awesome Collective of Covington to host film premier party

On Friday, December 20, the Awesome Collective of Covington (AC) will premier the Index of Awesome, a film celebrating the awesomeness of Covington, at the Carnegie in downtown Covington from 6 to 9 p.m.
The collective is a group of engaged citizens of Covington dedicated to celebrating the “awesomeness” of the city through community projects which aim to engage residents, youth, visitors, schools, businesses and organizations.
Funded through a successful Kickstarter campaign as well as a Center for Great Neighborhoods’ Place Matters Mini-Grant, the film highlights the people and gathering spots that make Covington a wonderful place to live and visit as voted by the public in an online survey earlier this year. The film was produced by local media company Matic.
The Index of Awesome began in 2012 as a free printed zine and accompanying online digital version.
“Due to the success of the printed zine, we decided to replicate the project in 2013 using a vehicle that could be shared across the world,” says Teresa Burns, core member of the AC. “We knew that a film would allow the message of Covington’s awesomeness to be delivered far and wide.”
The AC promises that the film will features residents, visitors, patrons, entrepreneurs and change-makers all sharing the same message: Covington is awesome.
“Our sincere hope is that people receive a message of pride, strength and inspiration, and share that message with others in their community whether that be Covington or elsewhere,” says Jerod Theobald, another core member of the AC.  
“The time is now in Covington,” says Lydia Cook of the AC. “There is the development of the Hotel Covington, Gateway Community & Technical College’s Urban Campus, new entrepreneurs are joining the pioneers, and businesses, residents and organizations are working together toward the same vision. The Awesome Collective is one small part of the gigantic team moving Covington ahead.”
To learn more about the Awesome Collective of Covington or about the premier of the Index of Awesome, visit      

By Mike Sarason

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