We just entered the last week of this Kickstarter campaign about three hours ago (11AM PST.) As of right now, we're only $1,100 from reaching $10,000!
I just wanna say that fundraising over these past three weeks has been a wonderful experience. I've made new friends in Indiana and from around the country. I've reunited with family members in Tennessee, Virginia, Florida, and Michigan. I've reconnected with childhood and college friends, youth I worked with who are no longer youth(!!), and some of my favorite professors. And I've receive the generous support of individuals who I don't personally know, but am excited to meet one day :)
Talk about feeling blessed! Thank you everyone! Please continue to let your family, friends, and colleagues know about this project. With your help, I know we can pass 10K!
I look forward to celebrating with you very soon.
Happy Tuesday! Hope your week is off to a good start. I have a few new updates to share.
1) 17 days left for the Kickstarter & we've raised $6,933. Help us pass $7k today & get a new reward! See update #2.
2) New $34 Pledge Level
I want to tell you a short story, so please bear with me. A couple years ago, I grabbed my camera & flew back to Indiana to film my mother's last day at the factory. For the first time in my life, I sat down with my mother & began asking her all kinds of questions about her life, her dreams, our relationship, my childhood, etc. I took all that footage & edited it into a 15-minute home video meant for only family and friends. That home video is now being turned into the film you are helping make a reality.
I'd like to share this original version with you, & what a better way then as a reward! So since there's 17 days left with the Kickstarter and today's the 17th of April, I've added a new pledge level of $34 (yay, to addition!) where you'll receive a digital copy of the original home video plus all the rewards above. If you have already made a pledge of $34 or more, you'll receive this new reward. If you're a little shy of it, then consider increasing your pledge. That way, you'll be able to see where the film came from & initially what I was thinking.
3) Thank you to Angry Asian Man, Meganda Films, OneVietnam Network, & The Plaid Bag Connection for blogging about the Kickstarter campaign. Check it out!
Please feel free to share this update with your network. Thanks for reading & for all the support. I really appreciate it.
Have a great week!
I set out to raise the minimum amount needed to finish shooting and
begin the editing process in a professional and consistent manner. I'm thrilled we
reached the goal of $5,000 in only 7 days. With more than 20 days left with the Kickstarter, I
have a new goal to raise an additional $5,000 for final
post-production expenses and distribution of the film (i.e., Master
tapes, DVDs, digital downloads, festival fees, publicity material and outreach.). So if you can,
please continue to back the project by making a pledge and spreading the word.
Also, if there are individuals you think I should reach out to about my Kickstarter campaign, please let me know!
Thanks again for all the support. I deeply appreciate it.
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