The Film is Finished!
Dear Kickstarter Supporters,
I am happy to announce that Compassion Connects has been completed! This project has been over 6 months in the making and I am extremely happy with the finished film. While I was in Nepal, I recorded around 80 hours of footage and have spent my time back home condensing it into a 30 minute story. While the work was long, finding the story in those 80 hours was not difficult. I worked with some of the best subjects that a documentary filmmaker could ask for.
The practitioners with the Acupuncture Relief Project, the interpreters at Vajra Varahi clinic and the hundreds of patients I worked with during my time in Chapagoan were open, honest and gracious people. Because of everyone’s openness and honesty, I was able to film close and intimate footage in the treatment room. It is rare for a documentary filmmaker to be able to get so close to his subjects and the finished film consists mostly of close-ups. The ability to be so close to the subjects allowed me to capture honest moments of human connection and I am honored to have been able to experience them. I know that those moments will stick with me forever and I’m glad they have been captured on camera
There is still work to be done. A trailer is being completed that will be posted online soon and DVDs are being made. Donors who have a DVD reward will be sent their copies once they are printed. Then the film festival circuit will begin and public screenings to promote the Acupuncture Relief Project’s work will be arranged.
I want to thank you, my donors. Without your support, I would have been unable to spend the months required to finish editing this film. Your donations helped raise awareness about an organization that is doing incredible work and whose model of healthcare has potential far beyond the clinic’s walls.
You are all formally invited to the premiere screening of the film at the Hollywood Theater in Portland, OR on June 13th at 7:30 pm. Acupuncture Relief Project practitioners from the past, present and future will be in attendance and I urge you all to come out and meet these amazing people.
Thank you for everything, it has been beautiful.
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