We've spent our summer over here at TSP headquarters concocting an exciting follow up project to The Sticking Place. So, we're as pleased as punch to announce that our brand new Dream Map is up and running and ready for some world-wide participatory storytelling magic!
Just like Leah, Olympic wrestler + star of The Sticking Place documentary, we all have dreams + passions that keep our lives interesting. The Dream Map is a space where YOU can contribute YOUR OWN wisdom to this evolving exploration of what it means to journey towards a sticking place. Take some time to visit the new interactive map, submit a video message (about a journey you’re on or maybe about someone/something that has inspired you to live passionately), and check out the other amazing sticking place stories that others have contributed so far!
As Leah says, "Sharing your journey makes it all the more real!" Share your own journey with us on The Sticking Place Dream Map, and be an active part of this growing movement!
We've also launched our mobile version of The Sticking Place, so pull out your tablets and phones, and check out the film on the go!
We're so grateful to have started this journey with you wonderful folks way back in December 2011 and look forward to all of the magic still in store for The Sticking Place! Thank you so much for your ongoing support and involvement!
xo Britt & Jos (The Sticking Place creators)
kickstarter project made its goal! Thank you so much to all of
our backers who made this happen! The Kickstarter finish line is here, and baby, it feels good.
Head on over to our Sticking Place blog to see a list of our much loved backers! From the bottom of our Sticky hearts, thank you!
Josephine & Brittany
ps. There are still 50 hours to go, which means folks can still continue to pledge towards The Sticking Place Film. If we make over 20,000 we'll be able to afford to give even MORE love to the project for costs that include putting bread on the table of our talented team of web developers, flash designers and sound mixers, as well as covering the ongoing costs of web hosting and internet bandwidth, production travel, and festival submissions! We are so grateful for your support, and can't wait to bring you one amazing documentary! We feel pretty darn lucky.
I think maybe the best part of running a Kickstarter campaign to fund The Sticking Place has been seeing it go from us telling others why we believe in this with everything we have, to others telling us why they believe in it with everything they have. At the end of the day, that’s the whole point – to inspire people to search within themselves and find what makes the ups, downs and all-arounds of this life worthwhile.
With 4 days left in this Kickstarter campaign and a bit of ground to cover yet before we reach the $20,000 finish line, I wanted to leave you with excerpts from a message someone posted about the film, leaving Britt and I feeling especially inspired:
So why am I suddenly so interested in the pursuit of female wrestling these days?
Sometimes you are unprepared for how much your life will be impacted by someone else's passion, which is completely different than your own.
When I started looking at these trailers for The Sticking Place doc as it comes together, I realized what the feisty duo of Brit and Jos are trying to get across. The message is so much more multifaceted than simply wrestling or sports. It is about committing to a dream, and following it with all you've got. Taking risks that other people would say are crazy. And the funny thing is, in the world of filmmaking, that is exactly what these gals are doing, by putting together this groundbreaking method of experiencing film (in the form of an interactive documentary), not only that -- but making it accessible to everyone on the internet for free.
really is project that almost anyone can get excited about...
you believe that all people should commit themselves to their passions
If you believe that women are tough too
If you believe in independent film
If you believe that the arts have the capacity to inspire people
If you believe that sports have the capacity to inspire people
If you believe that you have the capacity to inspire people, whatever you are passionate about,
If you know what it's like to follow after something you love and take scary risks in the process...
If you decide that this phat local grassroots talent is something you can get behind, please tell your friends about it, and let's all make a bowl of popcorn this spring/summer, and get inspired about...well, inspiration itself.
ps. Before she wrestles, Leah always rocks a pair of headphones and busts out some dance moves to get revved up. Listen to the playlist Leah listened to before the big showdown at Olympic Qualifiers and just TRY to sit still. I dare ya.
Dearest Sticking Place backers + fans,
I write this in the wee hours of December 25. Whether this message finds you in a state of yuletide cheer or bah-humbug gloom, we wanted to send you a little somethin' somethin' that our Sticking Place elves cooked up:
The Sticking Place is about having a dream and following it with all you've got. Today especially, we wish you a full dose of joy, peace, love, adventure, passion and hope to fuel you as you pursue your most treasured dreams.
As we enter the FINAL WEEK of our Kickstarter campaign, we are wired on eggnog and buzzing with anticipation. If you, like us, feel deeply and infectiously inspired by Leah and her story, take this image and spread it around like wildfire!
Keep it real, spread the holiday love!
Jos + Britt
ps. Check out who made it onto Wikipedia's "Famous People from Mackenzie, BC" list!
pledged of $20,000 goal
seconds to go
Nov 21, 2011 - Jan 1, 2012
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Thank you BIG TIME all the time! Your name will be proudly featured as part of our community of beloved backers on The Official STICKING PLACE Film website!Estimated delivery: Jan 2012
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You're rawking our kasbah! AND you just scored yourself some awesome STICKING PLACE swag including a sexy octopus wrestler tattoo, cute lil' button to display proudly on your bag or chest, a felt pennant for you to wave excitedly during the film, and a handwritten note from the directors! WHOOO HOOOO! (+ a BIG TIME thank you on the Sticking Place Film website)Estimated delivery: Feb 2012
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Whoop Whoop! You're getting an autographed photo of Leah, decked out in singlet, sporting an inspiring black eye! (+ all of the above!)Estimated delivery: Feb 2012
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Hey Awesome Possum- wouldn't you like your own personal copy of a most intriguing excerpt from Leah’s training journal!? Well you've got it! (+ all of the above!)Estimated delivery: Feb 2012
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Get ready for fame, because this level invites you to star in an actual video that will be woven into the fabric of the final film, directly helping this project be the super interactive, super participatory epic that it's meant to be! (+ all of the above!)Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
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Yeehaw! Leah will write and perform a song just for you AND you'll get a customized image of YOU wrestling LEAH! (+ sexy STICKING PLACE swag and a Big Time thank you on the film’s website!)Estimated delivery: Jan 2012
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Extra Yeehaw! Leah will write and perform a song just for you AND the directors will write and perform a song for you AND you'll get a customized image of YOU wrestling LEAH! (+ a sexy STICKING PLACE swag package and a Big Time thank you on the film’s website!)Estimated delivery: Feb 2012
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Rawr! You've got yerself a hawt n' sexy hula-hoop, custom-made by Leah herself AND the directors will write and perform a song for you AND you'll get a customized image of YOU wrestling LEAH!! (+ STICKING PLACE swag and a Big Time thank you on the film’s website!)Estimated delivery: Feb 2012
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HOT TICKET ITEM ALERT! You're the proud new owner of an autographed singlet that Leah wrestled in at one of her victorious matches! (+ a Big Time thank you on THE STICKING PLACE website) (2 available)Estimated delivery: Feb 2012
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You are, literally, the Coolest of the Cats and thus an Associate Producer of The Sticking Place, and will be so credited in the film! (PLUS the entire gigantic list of sweet rewards listed above, minus the sweaty singlet, limited quantity you see!)Estimated delivery: Jun 2012