Three interviews done, 100% funded, great week!
It's been a great week!
Three interviews are complete, and I'm meeting my fourth (and final, for this semester) interview in 7.5 hours! These interviews have been exactly what I'm looking for: candid, compassionate discussions that open up a dialog between the LGBT and Ex-Gay communities. There really isn't much objective journalism out there about this, and I'm happy to be filling this niche.
Oh, and did I mention that I've reach my goal of $737 and then some?!
Thanks so my wonderful backers (all 32 of you!) I've reached my goal with 19 days to spare! I'm so incredibly overwhelmed with the generosity of friends, family and, surprisingly to me, complete strangers who care enough about my project to give to it. Apparently I do have occasionally interesting things to say.
From now on, any additional funds raised will go to fund the following (in this order): 1.) compensating my wonderful video editors and my second photographer (the first photographer is already getting part of the funds raised); 2.) buying domain hosting and web design skillz so my project can be viewed by many; and 3.) possibly doing more interviews as funds allow.
As these updates go to all backers, and I've never been one for spamming folks, this will be one of few updates, so I encourage anyone who's interested in learning more about my work or what inspired me to get started on this project, to e-mail me at Mishleaub@gmail.com
Cheers to all of you!
P.S.: Now's as good of time than any to plug the next project that's coming down the pipeline: I'm going to be creating a long-form piece on gay truckers! Most media on this matter is dated, and I think it's time for a piece chronicling this fascinating population. Please send me any leads you may have! -B
pledged of $737 goal
seconds to go
Apr 9, 2012 - May 9, 2012 (30 days)
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Updates of my project and a knowing that you helped a college kid finish his dream project!Estimated delivery: May 2012
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An adorable thank you email and a horcrux of my soul (just a ‘lil piece, I need the rest). Plus the above, of course!Estimated delivery: May 2012
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All of the above, plus an invite to a super-duper Google Hangout, where folks can ask questions about the ex-gay community, interviews that didn’t make the final cut, and my general research (67 hours and counting)!Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
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A copy of the final booklet with your name listed in the back as a donor, and all of the above!Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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All of the above, plus: pick three 8x10 photos from the project of your choosing. Signed by the photographer.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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All of the above (!), plus a personal invitation to the academic presentation I’m giving on this project, a stop by the art gallery it’s showing at, and some drinks and tater tots to boot.Estimated delivery: May 2012