It's been a very long time since we completed our kickstarter campaign for Edible City, without so much as a peep of an update, and for that I am very sorry and deeply humbled. The process of assembling and editing the amazing material we've collected over the past few years has been at times inspiring, at times challenging, and has even caused a few moments of panic and despair.
I'm happy to say, however, that I've broken on through to the other side, and am now making great progress! A rough cut has recently been completed, and sections of it are viewable on the new website, ediblecity.net.
There's also a new Facebook page and Twitter account (@EdibleCityMovie) as well as this email list, which will keep everyone up to date as the film approaches completion and distribution.
The plan is to finish a fine cut of the film by the end of the year, and begin screenings around the Bay Area in early 2012, as well as submitting it to film festivals and distributors.
The decision to include images from videos around the internet has greatly improved the scope and power of the film, and has also determined that Edible City will be a not-for-profit, educational film, so it will also be available in its entirety online, for free.
I'm very excited to hear your reactions to the new material on ediblecity.net, as well as to the new site itself. Please send your comments and thoughts!
Thank you for your support, for your patience, and for your engagement. I look forward to sending the next update soon!
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