Creative? Yes. We're bringing the film crew to Colorado for a 21-day Edit-athon. The goal? A rough-cut of MOVING ON by March 23rd!
MOVING ON EDIT-A-THON
What is an Edit-a-thon? Think back to the days of all nighters during finals week, add the passion of global hope and hearts changed, all the while waking up to the snowy peaks of the Rocky Mountains. For 21 days, 4 documentary gurus at the top of their game in the film industry will be sitting in a room staring at computer screens with empty energy drinks all over the floor. Their hair un-kept and flying all over the place, looking like Albert Einstein, with big grins on their faces because they know that what they are making is going to inspire and instill hope on those who see what they have created.
What is being edited? MOVING ON (www.MovingOnMovie.com) is a feature-length film we have been working on for the past year to show the world that Africa is changing us and everyone who bids to enter in. We are inches away from finishing the feature length Rough Cut. You are invited to help us complete this project so we can help spread hope to the world.
What is this all about? Hope is winning for the people of Africa and we want you to experience it too! Who knew this would all start by the adoption of our daughter? Who knew that the people we work with in Uganda through our non-profit Light Gives Heat (www.lightgivesheat.org) would change us and mold us into the people that we are today? Everyone that has come on board with us as staff or volunteers has been changed and inspired by the hope we see in Africa. MOVING ON recently won Grand Prize in Panasonic's 'Shoot It, Share It' contest - it's a huge honor, check it out. ~FAQs~ Is MOVING ON a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization? YES. The film is a project of Light Gives Heat, a certified 501(c)3 non-profit organization. ALL PLEDGES ARE TAX-DEDUCTIBLE and LGH will provide a receipt for the 2011 tax year!
Where does this money go and where can it take us? All of the money (aside from Kickstarter fees/incentives) will go directly towards our 21-day MOVING ON Edit-a-thon and ensure that a rough-cut of the film will be completed by March 23rd, 2011. After the rough-edit is done, we still will have more editing, animation, music licensing/creation, and other post-production magic, but this $10,000 is part of the $25,000 Light Gives Heat is trying to raise to see a rough cut finished by the end of March 2011.
$10,000 seems like a low amount to get a rough cut of a film done... Yes, $10,000 is our Kickstarter goal, but our real needs for our MOVING ON Edit-a-thon in March 2011 are $25,000 and we will be doing other fundraising locally to help meet the additional funding goal. Up until this point, the project has been funded by gracious donors, the winnings of $20,000 through a Chase Community Giving Grant, and our initial start-up loan. The $10,000 figure is the amount we felt comfortable aiming for in Kickstarter because as you know, unless we meet our goal we don't get any of the pledges. In actuality, the $10,000 is part of a larger remaining balance of $150,000 that will allow us to fully fund the film, see it through completion, and enter it into film festivals (as well as pay back our original start-up loan). If we could generate more than $10,000 in this campaign, we would be stoked! Don't forget, with MOVING ON, we do have benefit of offering a tax-deductible receipt ;)
How and when will you get contact information to fulfill the incentives? If and when we successfully reach our deadline we get your email address. At this point, we will contact you for any relevant information. You’ll tell us what size t-shirt to send you, who you want the SUUBI necklace mailed to, and of course- who's coming to our Rough Cut Reveal night on March 23rd, 2011! We’ll send out those emails pronto, so just make sure you get back to us- the sooner we get the contact info, the sooner your prizes can ship.
Can I increase my pledge once it’s been made? YES! Once you donate to MOVING ON, you may want to change your incentive reward by increasing your pledge amount. To do so, go to Kickstarter and sign in. If you go to our campaign page, the green “Back This Project” button will have been replaced with a blue “Manage Your Donation” button. Click it and you can enter a new amount, or choose a new incentive.
What happens if the money isn’t raised in time? This is what we’re working to avoid. If we don’t reach our goal then no exchange is made. You don’t pay and we have to find another way to fund this film- bad news all around.
Can we exceed the goal? YES! And honestly, we need that to happen. Again, we are just trying to get creative and the $10,000 figure is part of a $25,000 goal we have for the month of March 2011 and our MOVING ON Edit-a-thon. So, the pledges can keep on rolling in, even after our goal is met, until our deadline- February 28th.
When will the film release? We get asked all the time, and trust us when we say that we want to know a release date more than anybody! The reality is that this production has turned into something bigger and more beautiful than we anticipated - which is a good thing. Our goal is a finalized film in summer 2011 and to do the Film Festival circuit with hopes of releasing to the public in Spring/Summer 2012. This is long-term thinking, we know, but since this a collaboration, YOU can help play an essential role and the truth is WE NEED YOU!
Any other questions? Contact us at MovingOn@lightgivesheat.org
~The MOVING ON Collaboration~ www.MovingOnMovie.com
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Digital download package- This comes complete with a ringtone of the SUUBI women. It also features a ton of other promotional digital film material: a movie poster, MOVING ON wallpaper and some exclusive Josh Garrels tracks. *2011 TAX-DEDUCTIBLE PLEDGE
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The reward listed above, plus your name will appear alphabetically in the end title crawl (end credits). We’ll also send you a DVD of our DVD trailer and rough-cut bonus teaser. *2011 TAX-DEDUCTIBLE PLEDGE
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The rewards listed above, plus a subscription to Relevant Magazine- one of our favorites. This tier also comes with a SUUBI necklace (for you or a friend). We’ll even gift wrap it for you if you want! *2011 TAX-DEDUCTIBLE PLEDGE
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The rewards listed above, plus you'll get a phone call from one of the filmmakers or the founders of Light Gives Heat. This also comes with an limited edition “Artist Series” LGH shirt. *2011 TAX-DEDUCTIBLE PLEDGE
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All the rewards listed above, plus surf lessons from one of the filmmakers in either San Diego, CA; Jacksonville, FL; or the Outer Banks in NC! In between surfs get a behind the scenes look at where the film is at - see rough footage and give your thoughts/reflections to the filmmakers. They'll also take you out for lunch to discuss the complexities of surf culture and the film industry! (Travel costs not included.) *2011 TAX-DEDUCTIBLE PLEDGE
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All the incentives up through the $500 tier as well as a personalized thank you video from the women of SUUBI in Uganda and your choice of the following: 1) 2 tickets to the first showing of the MOVING ON rough-cut...we're doing a Friends/Family night in Grand Junction, CO on March 23, 2011 with the entire film crew and we want you here. We’ll put you up for a night and also treat you to lunch with the film crew and founders. (Event is March 23, 2011, includes flight from continental US, one night at a hotel, and invitations to the Rough Cut premiere for 2 people/pledge reward) -OR- 2) an exclusive house show with artist Josh Garrels. Your living room, backyard, local venue- it’s up to you, we'll send him! He’s not too picky, we just ask you provide housing and a warm dinner! *2011 TAX-DEDUCTIBLE PLEDGE
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All the incentives up through the $500 tier as well as your name listed as an Executive Producer in the end credits and 2 tickets to the world premiere of MOVING ON when it is completed! We’ll put you up for a night and also treat you to dinner with the film crew and founders. (Date/venue of premiere TBD, includes flight from continental US, one night at a hotel, and tickets to premiere for 2 people/pledge reward.) *2011 TAX-DEDUCTIBLE PLEDGE
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