Hello Again Supporters!
As we wrote in the last email, we have launched our second and final Kickstarter campaign for A Place to Stand. The campaign has been live for only two weeks so far and we have already exceeded what we raised last year! As of today, June 25th, we have raised $11,792! We are almost 25% of the way towards our $50,000 goal!
If you haven't contributed to this final round, please visit our campaign site at http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/aplacetostand/a-place-to-stand-finishing-production
On that page you will see the incredible progress that we have been able to make because of your early support. With the success of this second Kickstarter, we will be able to finish production entirely and complete the film by the end of the year. As before, all donations are tax deductible.
Lastly, if you would like to join our efforts and help to spread the word, please respond or leave a comment below. We cannot do this alone. We need your help.
Daniel Glick and Gabriel Baca
Hello Friends and Supporters!
I am happy to announce that we have launched our second and final Kickstarter fundraising campaign. Visit it here: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/aplacetostand/a-place-to-stand-finishing-production
Our goal this year is $50,000. Once we raise this, we can complete a rough cut of the entire film and start submitting to festivals and distributors. More importantly, we can start making an impact.
Upon completion, free copies of A Place to Stand will be given to detention centers, prisons and schools for at-risk youth. They will be coupled with programming designed to help people find in themselves what Jimmy found through his poetry: a place to stand in life, a sense of self-worth, and a reason to live.
Your support last year enabled us to get this far. Please consider matching last year’s donation. That would give us a huge head start. If we don’t reach our funding goal by our deadline, July 31, we get nothing, so your initial support is very important in getting the ball rolling.
We look forward to your support. Please be in touch if you have ideas on spreading the reach of our project.
Director, A Place to Stand
Thanks again for your support last year with A Place to Stand. Not a lot has changed production-wise with the film since we wrote you last. We have been focusing on fundraising and building the team necessary to complete the project.
The biggest and most exciting news as of late is that 10-time Emmy-winning documentary Director and Producer David Grubin has signed on as our Executive Producer and 5-time Emmy-winning Cinematographer Dyanna Taylor has signed on as our Director of Photography. They, along with the rest of our growing team, are a guarantee that this film will indeed fulfill its potential.
Fundraising-wise, we are days away from launching our second and final Kickstarter campaign. This one, for $50,000, will give us everything we need to finish production and take the film all the way to a rough cut. As our goal is significantly higher than last time, we can use all of your help in spreading the word and recruiting people to support the project.
As soon as the new campaign is launched, we will be in touch again. Until then, know that our deep thanks for your early support continues.
Daniel Glick and Gabe Baca
pledged of $5,000 goal
seconds to go
Apr 4, 2011 - Jun 6, 2011
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