Hello, JGvsUSA backers!
WOW. We have only 8 days left in our campaign, and we are so close we can taste it. Thanks to you all, we have raised over 75% of our $20,000 goal!
We are overwhelmed with gratitude to you all for supporting this film and Jessica’s story. It has been such a pleasure to expand our circle of supporters and friends through this fundraising campaign, and we’ve been so happy to receive your feedback and encouragement, and meet those of you we didn’t know before. It has only served to motivate us even more to finish this film and get it out there into the world.
But we’re not at the finish line yet! We still have a little less than $5,000 to raise, which is over $500 a day!
And just in time, we have two exciting new rewards to announce!
If you pledge at the $200 level, five contributors will receive THE BOX SET OF THE PBS DOCUMENTARY SERIES “WOMEN WAR & PEACE,” described as a bold mini series that “places women at the center of an urgent dialogue about conflict and security and reframes our understanding of modern warfare.” JGVSUSA Director Katia Maguire was Senior Associate Producer on the project, and Producer Nina Chaudry was Senior Producer. Check out the website for the series here. We’re so grateful to the series producers for allowing us to include this exciting reward as part of our campaign!
One lucky contributor of $300 or more could receive a ONE OF A KIND PIECE OF HANDMADE JEWELRY by award winning female metalsmith MEGHAN PATRICE RILEY, inspired by JGVSUSA and specially chosen for a contributor to our campaign! Meghan’s jewelry has been featured on Bottica.com and Fab.com, and is sold at museums and boutiques across the country. Please check out her website, available here, and check out the picture of one of her beautiful pieces below!
We also have some images of a reward we introduced last week--FIVE ORIGINAL 16" X 20" prints by JGvsUSA cinematographer and award-winning photographer Ross McDonnell, who along with the Nuru Project, graciously donated these gorgeous prints to our campaign. Ross's work has recently been featured in the New York Times, Time Magazine, and Very Short List. These photos were taken on Ross' recent world travels in Kenya and Afghanistan, and each print comes with a handwritten note from Ross detailing the story behind the photo. There are still five of these prints left for those who contribute $350 or more, so please check them out! And please read more about the inspiring work of the Nuru Project here: http://www.nuruproject.org/
You have helped us all so much already—through your contributions and your kind words—but if you can help us spread the word in these last few crucial days, we would be so grateful. As we’ve mentioned before, small things like sending a personal email to your family and friends about our Kickstarter campaign really go a long way--we’ve made some valuable new connections this way! And of course, blogging about our campaign, sending it along to your listserves, and posting or Kickstarter page on Facebook and Twitter really helps too.
Thanks again, for all you have done for us thus far. We’re almost there!
-Katia, April, and Nina