We are so blessed to have met our goal thanks to all of your help. We have just returned from Williston (yes, this has happened very fast) and are beginning to look at the footage! We had hoped to upload some teasers while we were there, but, running on 4 hours of sleep already every night, didn't quite happen. Here's a little teaser -- you will probably wonder how this relates to an oil boom, but... have no fear... you will know soon
It's very early on Monday morning and we are about to head to the airport to fly into Williston via Billings, Montana -- 4 of us: Greg (Director/Producer) Steven (Producer/Director), Bayan (Cinematographer) and Miguel (All Purpose Art Director, Utility, Best Boy & Grip)
We are so excited to begin the shoot.
This came about all so fast, we know, but with so many people's pledges, we feel comfortable biting the bullet and flying out LEAVING THE ENTIRE COST ON OUR CREDIT CARDS :) YIKES!!!
..... where it will STAY unless we raise the remaining funds in the next 72 hours.
WE ARE SURE YOU WILL HELP US DO IT (Many of you have and we thank you so much.... please continue to spread the word)
We raised over 3 Thousand Dollars this week!!! Absolutely Amazing!!
We still have almost 3 Thousand to be raised in the last four days, or we LOSE ALL OF THE FUNDS PLEDGED so far.
Many of you have been so generous, and if there is still any way you could dig a little deeper, or tell a friend about the project, we would be so grateful to you.
We have gotten an incredible camera, sound and light package together at an unbelievable price (Thanks to our friend Charome and our DP, Bayan -- More on that in a future update), and please look for our video updates as we head to Williston this week.
Thank you everyone for making this a reality!!! We really want to be able to make this film great!!
Greg and Steven
Hey friends, backers, supporters!!! Please spread the word. We have just over 5 days to raise the 4,000 dollars. I know we can do it Every little bit helps!
to back us -- Over 600 likes and only 32 backers so far. We are shooting for a BIG finish. Please tell your friends!
to like us on Facebook.
Thank you for reading our updates. Starting Monday, we will be posting video blogs from Williston. YES!!! This is really happening!
Thank you to everyone who has pledged and 'liked' us both here and on Facebook.
We are excited to travel to Williston on Monday May 21. We will be there for a week shooting. We can't wait to share some teaser footage with you from our first days there, just as our fundraising campaign comes to a close on May 24.
We are really pleased to announce that BAYAN JOONAM will be joining us as our DP. Bayan is a terrific, young, sensitive and smart man with incredible vision and taste. In fact, just this past week, he (along with creators Rainn, Devon, Golriz and Shabnam) met with Oprah herself. Oprah's SOUL PANCAKE on OWN (which he shot and I sound designed) is part of SUPER SOUL SUNDAY, a spiritually driven, humanity based weekly discussion moderated by Oprah! We are all thrilled to have been nominated for a daytime EMMY for (SOUL PANCAKE's contribution to) SUPER SOUL SUNDAY.
PLEASE KEEP SPREADING THE WORD TO ALL YOUR FRIENDS. It would be a shame if we missed our mark after getting so far.
BUT, I'm hoping our friends and supporters won't let that happen. We have 621 'likes' so far, yet only 26 backers. So I know there are some more people just itching to support us.
Lots of Love,
Steven and Greg
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