Thank you backers!
As it turns out, the funding drive was unsuccessful, but I did prove to myself and the whoever else is watching that Kickstarter is a viable tool for me and for anyone who wants to unleash their creativity—especially if they plan for a longer campaign. I learned a lot very quickly, and I remain a believer in the power of social networking and crowd-funding. I had given myself 1 month to raise the money, but at the end of the creating the plan and the video, just before the launch, I learned that if you are successful then it takes an additional2 -3 weeks after reaching the target weeks to actually receive the money. Sadly my timeline was to leave for Rio on the 10th of June, and so I had to truncate the time for pledging down to one week. Obviously that turned out not to be enough time in this particular case.
So, again, thank you very kindly and stay tuned because, although I will not be traveling to Rio to make this particular film, I am always plotting something and it may turn out that Kickstarter can help in the future.
So be well and good luck to all of you in your own creative endeavors!
Warmly and sincerely yours,