Happy New Year!
It is 2012 and we are determined to finish A Place to Stand this year.
We made incredible progress in 2011. Watching the rough cut of the film, which is just the story constructed out of our complete interviews, is extremely heartening. Jimmy's story is translating fantastically to film. The 70 minute cut, without any flash or pomp, flies by.
If you haven't seen it, here's an extended trailer that will give you a sense of the growth of the project: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=odE6Io-DEAE
Our obstacle right now is another round of fundraising. To complete the project and make it as powerful, compelling and captivating as possible we need to raise a healthy $210,000. That's a lot by normal standards, but not much by film budget standards.
To reach this $200k goal, we're changing the game up. We're making the film a business venture and seeking investors. No more donations. And on top of that, Daniel, the director, is going to be hitting the road hunting for funding leads in person, driving from city to city. He will be making old school, face-to-face efforts.
You can help this phase of the project by giving us leads for funding. Do you know people who might be interested in investing in this film? Do you know people who know people who might be interested in investing? We are open to any tiny mustard seed of a lead, no matter how small or improbable.
Daniel will be contacting you all individually within the next week or two with our investor's packet and business plan. We look forward to your feedback and support.
Happy new year!
The A Place to Stand Team
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