WRAPPING UP KICKSTARTER AND MOVING ON!!
Thank you all again for all your support so far-we
appreciate every contribution we’ve received so far, from $1 to $1,000 to $5,000. The
kickstarter project ends today, May 6
at l:l7AM: but understand that hitting or not hitting the $50,000 goal for kickstarter does NOT mean the project dies or
We’re now at @ $18,270+ of donations that have come in during this kickstarter project. That’s almost TWICE what we’d get from a traditional grant process. However, to make sure we still get your donation, we need you to transfer your donation to our fiscal agent for the project.
What happens now?
Remember your credit card will only be charged if we reach
the target of $50K. Unless a surprise angel swoops in today with a $32,000
donation, we will not reach the goal, and your card will NOT be charged-which means no funds will go to Altantic Portals. SO, please take a moment transfer your pledge directly to the
Center of Independent Documentary(CID) (the fiscal agent of the film) and you
will still receive whatever reward you are signed up for. Your tax-deductible donation to kickstarter
through amazon.com was going directly into CID anyway. Now we are not part of the kickstarter we are returning to our regular means of
accepting donations, which is directly to CID.
This kickstarter is only a PART of what we’re been doing over the years to fundraise for our project. What it has done is given us whole new level of visibility for Atlantic Portals and
fundraising, using social online media and connected us directly to you, the
donor. Now we can continue to roll out on this momentum through our normal direct donations through CID.
It will only take you a few moments, and is very easy to make your donation for Atlantic Portals(still tax-deductible) to the Center for Independent Documentary, the 501c3 non-profit umbrella for Atlantic Portals.
For secure online payment through paypal:
Or if you prefer snail mail,
Make the check out to Center for Independent Documentary, with Atlantic Portals in the memo line:
the address is:
Susi Walsh, Director
Center for Independent Documentary
680 South Main St.
Sharon, MA 02067
Their tax exempt number is: 042-738-458
What happens to my credit card information that I used to make my pledge to kickstarter through amazon.com?
The credit card information entered is stored in the users Amazon account. If you want to remove it, you have the ability to do so. In turn, you will not be charged unless the project is successful.
GOING FORWARD :
PLEASE EMAIL US DIRECTLY @email@example.com so we can contact you post-kickstarter as well as getting additional contact information to send you your reward.
.once we receive your donations at CID we will send you whatever kickstarter reward you were receiving.
.we will continue to use the rewards we developed for kickstarter as we continue to fundraise through donations to Center for Independent Documentary(CID). Those awards will be listed both on the CID page for Atlantic Portals: http://documentaries.org/cid-films/atlantic-portals/ as well as at www.atlanticportals.com
We will also keep you abreast of the progress of our post-production as we move forward through our Atlantic Portals facebook page http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/pages/Atlantic-Portals/127286554010316.
A reminder of where Atlantic Portals, WITH your support, and upon completion, is headed:
2011, the World Premiere at the CVIFF(Cape Verdean
International Film Festival); and this just in, the North American/USA Premiere at the MFA in Boston
in early December-- five years after the triumphant sold out premiere in
2006 of "Some Kind of Funny Porto Rican?"—followed by a RI PBS broadcast on WSBE TV 36.
This is pretty impressive for a little story with grassroots support and a big heart!
How to continue to support the project.
.Encouage people to donate. This is the link that will take them to Center for Independent Documentary www.atlanticportals.com
. Contact me directly @ firstname.lastname@example.org if you would
like to do a fundraiser in their communities.
Claire and the Atlantic Portals team
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Obrigados! You'll win our heart-felt gratitude as well as online credit for the world to see at SPIA MEDIA PRODUCTIONS, INC website AND AtlanticPortals.com when we build it!
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Foxpointer: Give a shout out as a native "Fox Pointer," past or present, with your name on the Atlantic Portals website and the film's credits.
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Granny's: A tribute in honor of all "Granny's" the traditions and culture of our ancestors’ journey to America and memories of laughter, food and Crioulo music at Granny's house. This reward includes a digital download of the finished film, an audio CD of Candida Rose “KabuMerikana: The Sum of Me,” a voice from the other side of the Atlantic. (PLUS ALL OF THE EARLIER REWARDS)
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Working the Boats: A nod to Local 1329 of the I.L.A. (International Longshormen’s Association) founded in 1933, the first black and predominantly Cape Verdean Union on the eastern seaboard and the economic lifeline for the Cape Verdean community in Fox Point. With this reward we'll send you a special edition ATLANTIC PORTALS DVD sub-titled in Portuguese and French. You’ll also receive access to the digital download AND a copy of SKFPR on DVD (PLUS ALL OF THE EARLIER REWARDS).
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Atlantico: A salute to culture, history, and music, this incentive rewards from both sides of the Atlantic, backers at this level receive a SKFPR signed poster (8 ½” x 17”) and an audio CD of Maria de Barros's album “Morabeza” (PLUS ALL OF THE EARLIER REWARDS).
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VIP: This reward includes "VIP Tickets to the final cut sneak premiere at CABLE CAR CINEMA with an after party in Providence, Rhode Island. You will also receive Associate Producer credit on the finished film and your name appears in the end credits under Associate Producer. (PLUS ALL OF THE EARLIER REWARDS)
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Fox Point Walkabout: Walking tour with the Director of Atlantic Portals of old Cape Verdean community in the Fox Point section of Providence, Rhode Island ending in brunch at a Cape Verdean restaurant (Rosinha’s). (PLUS ALL OF THE EARLIER REWARDS)
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Packet Captain: This reward includes a special Producer credit on the film! You’ll also receive a limited edition print of the poster. (PLUS ALL OF THE EARLIER REWARDS)
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Nha Terra (My Country): This package includes 2 (two) ten day travel packages from Neves Travel for two (double room) to island of Sal, Cape Verde to attend Cape Verde and World Premiere of the film at the Cape Verde International Film Festival/CVIFF in October (dates still to be confirmed) ; package includes air fare, hotel (not meals), VIP passes to CVIFF, tickets to the premiere party and dinner with the director. (PLUS ALL OF THE EARLIER REWARDS)
- (45 days)