Dearest backers, friends, and family,
Thank you so much for your belief in me, and your contribution to my project; it is now successfully funded 125%, that is 500$ more than the initial goal. This past month has been an incredible journey of reconnecting with many of you, and finding support in places that I would have never expected. I am beyond honored that each and everyone of you have faith in my vision to make my first short film become a reality. When the film is released at the end of May, I will be sure to inform everyone in the Providence area of screenings, and also of internet releases. If you signed up for a reward, you should receive an email in a month asking for your address, and you will receive the reward in July.
This past month has been a incredibly humbling journey where I have found so much support in the community of student filmakers/poets around me, as well as people like you who have contributed to this project. This film is ultimately a story about the transcendence of one woman's love; something that is so powerful it defies all odds, even transcends death -- it is about how we never really lose the people we love; they are in the air we breathe, and in us all along. I really believe cinema has become a world in itself, and it is up the the current and next generation of filmakers to transform it into a world that honors all of our human needs, and ultimately empowers us. This is my beginning to become part of that transformation.
I am now finalizing the screenplay, organizing the crew, costumes, props, beginning rehearsals with Lynsey Ford, an amazing actress that graduated from Brown, and working with a group of very talented RISD students to launch this film into production. We are having our big shoot April 28-29. I will send two or three more updates before the release of the film to let you guys all know how everything is going.
THANK YOU SO MUCH for your belief in me and your support.