Can't bake a cake...
We're very excited about some of our upcoming interviews for Triple Divide, and not so thrilled with the delay of others. We also are happy to announce a new exhibit by one of our backers, Michael Shaw, and share that we are expanding our board of directors.
We've been back and forth with PA Dept. of Environmental Protection and PA Fish & Boat Commission for months trying to nail down an on-camera interview with at least one of these state regulatory agencies responsible for the waters of Pennsylvania and for preserving the integrity of the sensitive waterbodies of the Triple Divide watersheds.
We're not shy to say the whole process has been very frustrating and we are still waiting...
We'll be pushing back Triple Divide's release, and therefore the distribution of remaining rewards. That's the "bad" news. The good news is this creates some great opportunities that we're taking full advantage of:
1. We've decided to hold off on an official premiere so we can submit to Sundance in August. To qualify, we can't have a premiere, but can have small, fundraiser screenings. (This of course doesn't change the fact that you, our wonderful backers, will be the FIRST to receive and review the film. We plan to put our backer reviews on the film's webpage, if you'd like to write one up.)
2. We get to do other great interviews - coming up are John Quigley, former head of the PA Dept. of Conservation and Natural Resources, and Emily Collins, managing attorney at the University of Pitt Environmental Law Clinic. (Yay!)
If you haven't seen your name on Public Herald's Members page, visit it when you're done reading. Be sure to let us know if you have a web address we can link from your name to help you get the word out about your own endeavors. (http://www.publicherald.org/donate/members/)
One of our Triple Divide backers, Michael Shaw, is showing photography of Marcellus development at the Independent Space Gallery (http://theindependentspace.com) in Kutztown, Pa. through June and July. The opening gala for his newest works is the evening of June 15 and titled, "Saving Penns Woods: The story of how natural gas drilling is changing Pennsylvania's woods and waterways forever." Congratulations, Michael!
So, look forward to Triple Divide and any remaining rewards toward at the end of July. Until then, have a great summer!
Melissa & Josh
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Dec 9, 2011 - Jan 28, 2012 (50 days)
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Thank you for caring about this investigation! We'll keep you updated.Estimated delivery: May 2012
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One Digital download of the film and updates on our latest progress. Thank you for supporting Triple Divide!Estimated delivery: May 2012
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LIMITED REWARD!!! Thanks to a generous donation outside kickstarter, we have 10 Triple Divide T-Shirts for this reward. See updates for a design, and two new designs are on the way (final choice can me made at the end of the project). Oh yeah... expect to have this in the mail soon :)Estimated delivery: Feb 2012
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One Lifetime membership to Public Herald (check our website for details). Melissa Troutman's new album, due out in the spring :) See promo video in our updates. One Limited Edition digital art booklet of film eye-candy (includes a WATERCOLOR of the Talisman Terry Fracosaurus coloring book that appeared on the Colbert Report). One digital download of film. You're also receiving a special "Thanks" on our Facebook and Twitter accounts.Estimated delivery: May 2012
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You get all of the above + Triple Divide T-shirt (see updates) + a TRIPLE DIVIDE soundtrack (w/ The Happy Maladies new songs, see our updates). A special thanks IN THE FILM CREDITS. Also, a special "Thanks" on our Facebook and Twitter accounts. Yes, you're making it happen!Estimated delivery: May 2012
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You'll get a one-of-a-kind digital print of our signed poster (to you, with love) for your home or office + one limited edition Triple Divide T-shirt (design in updates) + film credit thank you + a digital download of the film + Triple Divide soundtrack + Melissa's album + one lifetime membership to The Public Herald, which includes a book of your choice. Also, a special thanks on our social networks!Estimated delivery: May 2012
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ALL OF THE ABOVE + Special edition of investigative reports w/ complete uncut audio interview recordings (INCLUDING the full audio recording of Melissa and Joshua being accosted by truckers at a rig site! *Exclusive to this pledge.) + unpublished photographs + special thanks everywhere.Estimated delivery: May 2012
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Put your name on it! All of the above rewards + a special onscreen thank you in the credits of the film + a Q&A Skype or in-person session with the creators of the film. Your name/organization listed as an ASSOCIATE PRODUCER in the film. An invitation to the first screening of the film. Additional Q&A with the film's hydrogeologist + an opportunity to voice your opinion on our website with an article, photo, or audio interview!Estimated delivery: May 2012
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IMMEDIATE REWARD: your company will become a one month sponsor on the publicherald.org website (appearing in articles and throughout the website with a 300x400 ad). Thank you for believing in our work! Your name/organization will be listed as a PRODUCER in the film + you'll get all of the above + an invitation to the "Paradise Found" party for participants and producers in Potter County, PA as an honored guest.Estimated delivery: May 2012