We Did It!
Wow! What a journey this has been! With 24 hours to go we crossed our goal! Over the past month we have connected with hundreds of supporters – friends, family, fellow filmmakers, artists, and supporters of the Mapuche! We are so grateful to all of you. In addition to over 200 backers, our trailer has been seen over 800 times! It is such a gift to have this work already seen by so many people!
We are so very grateful to everyone who has been so supportive. I am deeply moved that so many of you have found this project worthy of your time and support, and we will all do our best to make a film that you will be proud to be part of. The funds raised will go toward the remaining filming of Guillermo in LA, his work here with Anita, as well as more filming with the Mapuche in Chile. We need to look deeper into the lives of the Mapuche today, and that requires nothing more than time.
Having funded this out-of-pocket thus far, this campaign also sends us the message that a film about art, bar codes, Mapuche struggles, and cultural exchange will find an audience. We are thrilled that we connected with the large and passionate community of fabric artisans across the US. From weavers, knitters, and quilters, we learned that this community is thriving and supports one other!
With 15 hours to go, we hope to make the most of this Kickstarter campaign. Any additional funds will go toward the direct costs of Coded Stories and we hope you will continue to share the campaign. Additional donations will still be incredibly useful and give us a great head start in editing the film.
We are very excited to ship out these perks, especially the t-shirts and Mapuche scarves that have been so popular. Please keep sharing the campaign, check out the perks, and join in the making of this film.
Most importantly, I have to thank Guillermo who is so generous with his art for this campaign. Personally, I am deeply thankful to him for opening up his life and work for this film. As you can see in the video clips, he is a wonderful person and a focused and gifted artist - we are lucky to get to follow him around and tell his story along with those of the Mapuche.
THANK YOU ALL AGAIN!!!!
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SOCIAL CODE. We will give you a shout out on our social media outlets and a digital still from the film.Estimated delivery:
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CODED STORIES DOWNLOAD. For your early support of Coded Stories, you'll receive a digital download of the film ahead of retail distribution, plus the above.Estimated delivery:
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CODED STILL. Thanks to our talented co-director, Anthony Rauld, we have some gorgeous photographs of Chile and of our filming. We are thrilled to announce that for $45, we are offering a Coded Stories production still. We will have five different images for you to choose from. Shipping costs included. We love the natural environment of Chile and would love to share it with you.Estimated delivery:
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DVD. A special autographed edition of the DVD of the finished film, plus the above.Estimated delivery:
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SCREENING: An invitation to our premiere screening in Southern California (or other cities), and all of the above.Estimated delivery:
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CODED TEE. Original Coded Stories High-Quality Cotton T-shirt Featuring Artwork by Guillermo Bert, plus the above.Estimated delivery:
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MAPUCHE SCARF. Indigenous Mapuche textiles are revered for their detail and simplicity. Enjoy a handcrafted Mapuche scarf from southern Chile, along with a DVD and a credit in the film.Estimated delivery:
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MAPUCHE ART & HAT. During Guillermo's last trip to Chile he acquired beautiful woven Mapuche wall hangings and a traditional Mapuche hat. Perk includes DVD of the film.Estimated delivery:
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BARCODE PRINT. Display a Limited-Edition Print on archival paper of Barcode Art by Guillermo Bert, along with a DVD or digital download of the film, and a credit.Estimated delivery:
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ORIGINAL ART. A 12" x 12" Barcode artwork from Guillermo Bert, along with a DVD or digital download of the film, and a credit.Estimated delivery:
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DINNER AND A MOVIE. If you are in Southern California, this might be for you! Along with a Limited-Edition print, DVD, and credit, you'll be invited to a special dinner with the director and artist in Los Angeles, with superb Chilean wines, and a screening of the movie.Estimated delivery:
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GOLDEN CODED STORY. Original 2'x2' artwork from Guillermo Bert featuring his QR Code art with gold and black. along with a DVD or digital download of the film, and a credit. Bert will give you a couple of options for the design, and teh work will be three-dimensional, made on a laser cutter, and finished in different textures.Estimated delivery:
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YOUR CODED STORY. Original commissioned QR Code art by Guillermo Bert. Guillermo will create a bar code based on your personal story, poem, narrative, then turn that into an original work of art. ALSO, be credited as an Executive Producer on the film!Estimated delivery:
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