An Executive Producer, A Couple of Non-Actors, More Press & Some Geocaching Photos!
What a weekend! Thanks to the incredible generosity of many, we went from 10K dollars raised with 9 days left in our campaign to 21K dollars raised with 6 days left in our campaign. I am absolutely blown away.
One major donation came from a dear friend of our family, Jean Christophe Argillet. His donation immediately entitled him to the Executive Producer position of our movie and we couldn't be more thrilled to have someone as generous and as friendly as Christophe onboard.
We also had a number of people literally double (or more than double) their donations this week. This generosity was so unexpected, I felt they should be called out for their support:
Casey Casperson, Pete Burzynski, Kylie & Peter Walker, Hillary Prager, & Rachel Ganellen. Thank you so much!
Secondly, we added a few more cast members to our movie. Hinda and David Farmer. They are playing geocachers and while they are non-actors, their story is so moving and so fitting to our story. Graciously, they have allowed us to tell it in their bio below.
As for press, it has been another huge week for our online presence. Thanks to Patricia Lee, our social networking guru, we were talked about on a Canadian radio station. Follow the link and listen starting at 5:10. They chat about our movie for about four to five minutes.
And thanks to our friend, the successful and well known New York blogger Marty Wombacher, I was asked to do a guest blog on his site. Here is the link to that blog. Marty has also donated to the movie and continues to be a great asset to our movie. Thanks Marty!
Lastly, Anna & I went geocaching today. We posted the photos on our website. Be sure to check them out.
Bios for Christophe (pictured) & the Farmers are below.
Jean Christophe Argillet was born in 1966. Since the publishing activities of his parents led them to have close connections with the painter, he actually grew up in the universe of Salvador Dalí.
Pierre Argillet, Jean Cristophe's father, was one of the leading proponents of the important surrealist art movement, and published most of Salvador Dalí's famous graphic works of art and portfolios. These works have, over the years, become prized by major collectors all over the world.
In 1998, Jean Christophe and the late Michael Galfer (Jeff's father) became business associates and friends. When Michael passed away, Jean Christophe and his family continued to be close friends with the Galfer family. His generous support and belief in BURIED TREASURE resulted in his becoming the sole Executive Producer.
We are Hinda and David Farmer. We raised two accomplished children, Richard and Melissa. Richard trained as a video cameraman, and while a videographer at CNN he won a national Emmy for excellence in news photography. Richie then started his own company, and became one of most sought-after cameraman in Southern California. He served as a director of photography for many networks, studios and others.
And then grief came to live at our house. Richie died of cardiac disease when he was just 43 years old. His absence has left wounds in our hearts that will never heal. We miss him every day, and we will as long as we're alive.
That's it for this update. We now enter the final stretch of our campaign and more than ever before, there seems to be light at the end of the tunnel. Thank you for your continued support!
Jeff & Team Buried Treasure
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