Vanishing Pearls follows the Oystermen of Pointe a la Hache, Louisiana, as they navigate the uncertain year following the BP Oil Spill.
Vanishing Pearls shares the story of the Oystermen of Pointe a la Hache, Louisiana. This town of nearly 300 is struggling to survive following the BP Oil Spill that left their crop dead, finances in ruin and culture facing extinction. This film follows the first year after the Deep Water Horizon catastrophe, as the Oystermen struggle to survive in the face of extreme adversity. Without attention, the Oil Spill could be the death blow to this community that historically has been neglected by State of Louisiana. This documentary resonates further than just Pointe a la Hache. Towns like this exist throughout southern Louisiana and they supply the United States with the majority of its seafood. If we don't support these communities and demand they be protected, then Pointe a la Hache and the bayou towns of Louisiana that provide us all with so much will be one more treasure in a long list of cultural jewels that have vanished. Please donate to this film so that we may complete post-production and the story of the Oystermen can be told and can inspire the change needed to protect the environment, the industry, the fishermen and families of Pointe a la Hache.
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On the right- hand side of the page, scroll through the Pledge Levels and give to your heart's desire. In return you will get a great reward! It's important to note that Vanishing Pearls will only receive payment if we meet our funding goal.
WHAT DO WE HAVE
90% of the film is complete. We have a year and a half worth of footage, original music and a first hand look into the ramifications of the BP Oil Spill. Most importantly, we have documented a community that is barely known by the rest of the world. These Oystermen are 3rd, 4th and 5th generation fishermen who have an unbelievable knack for navigating the waters and love for fishing.
WHY DO WE NEED MONEY
This film is being made independently. By the grace of God and a truly generous crew we have been able to complete the majority of the film. The funds raised here will help complete post production of the film. We need your help!
Your contribution would help cover:
-- completion of the film's score
-- final edit
-- licensing archival images and footage
-- sound design, editing and mixing
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on December 24, 2011.
Nov 9, 2011 - Dec 24, 2011 (45 days)
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Vanishing Pearls thank you postcard with beautiful scenic photography.Estimated delivery: Feb 2012
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Vanishing Pearls poster & thank you postcard with beautiful scenic photography.Estimated delivery: Feb 2012
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Vanishing Pearls t-shirt, poster and thank you postcard.Estimated delivery: Mar 2012
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Special Edition Vanishing Pearls DVD with unseen footage, original soundtrack, poster and postcard.Estimated delivery: Mar 2012
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Vanishing Pearls t-shirt, postcard, Special Edition DVD, original soundtrack and “funder acknowledgement” on the Vanishing Pearls website.Estimated delivery: Mar 2012
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Vanishing Pearls t-shirt, autographed poster, Louisiana cooking ingredients kit+ all $100 incentives.Estimated delivery: Mar 2012
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Louisiana Seafood cooking tutorial DVD hosted by the Oystermen of Pointe a la Hache + all $250 incentives.Estimated delivery: Mar 2012
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Special thank you in Vanishing Pearls film credits, one ticket to the film’s premiere (travel and lodging not included) + all $500 incentives.Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
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Two VIP tickets to Vanishing Pearls premiere (travel and lodging not included), meet and greet with the director and cast+ all of the $1000 incentives.Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
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Personalized Louisiana bayou boat tour with an Oysterman (travel and lodging not included) + all of the $2000 incentives.Estimated delivery: May 2012