Looking good coming into 2016
Dear friends and backers,
I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season and that your new year is off to a great start. 2015 was a monumental year in... Read more
We've completed the rough cut!
As usual, I’m overdue with this update -- but as usual, it’s because our post-production team has been working around the clock, since January, to turn this now... Read more
(Nearly) Final Call For Footage!
Greetings from the Hondros film editing headquarters in downtown Denver, where we continue to make a great deal of headway in composing the rough cut of our film.... Read more
Post production: Now the real work begins
Dear backers and friends:
It’s been several months since we reported on our progress with HONDROS: A LIFE IN FRAMES, but we hope that it will have been worth the... Read more
Filming the Chris Hondros documentary: One year in
It’s hard to believe that we began filming “Hondros: A Life in Frames” almost exactly a year ago. Mike Shum and I were on our way to Liberia... Read more
VIDEO: The lighter side of Chris Hondros
It's been a few weeks of heavy memories about Chris Hondros. His birthday was last week. His book will be released early next month. His former boss, Jonathan... Read more
HONDROS needs you help! Please vote!
As mentioned in my last update, we are in the running for Indiewire's Project of the Year. The winner is invited to industry meetings at the Tribeca Film... Read more
3.14, and an important appeal for votes!
For those of you who don’t know, March 14 is Pi Day, a celebration of that most enigmatic of mathematical constants, 3.14 (plus an infinite number of... Read more
One more vote needed -- this one is big!
OK, folks, we are in the running to be voted Indiewire's Project of the Month -- and with that prestige comes the invaluable opportunity to have a creative consultation with... Read more
One last favor to ask -- vote!
Hello supporters -- great news!
"Hondros: A Life in Frames" was chosen as an Indiewire Project of the Day on Thursday, Aug. 22 -- now it has the chance to... Read more
A few final details (and yes, yet another 'thank you')
This campaign's pages will be frozen in time as soon as the clock runs out, so we wanted to post one final THANK YOU to all of our supporters. It’s... Read more
A sincere 'thank you' for all of your amazing support
A Kickstarter campaign in its final hours is typically a frenzy of can-rattling and last minute appeals to achieve goals -- or in our case, to achieve additional goals.
But... Read more
A few words from Ron Haviv
Ron Haviv is one of the first well-known photographers I’d ever met. He introduced himself to me after I dumb-wittedly stepped in front of his camera in Sarajevo while he... Read more
A warm welcome to our newest contributor -- Getty Images
As we enter the home stretch on this amazing Kickstarter campaign, we are delighted to announce a major endorsement of this project by Getty Images, the news organization that showcased... Read more
A few words from Getty Images photojournalist John Moore
Getty Images photojournalist John Moore knows a few things about working in the type of dangerous environments where Chris Hondros made his career. He has taken photographs in more than... Read more
A new goal, a new video and the best reward we can't tell you about
Chris Hondros was a man of big ideas. He never bothered with the small scale.
When he thought about the juxtaposition of the classical music that he loved with the... Read more
Holy cow -- we hit our stretch goal of $55,000!
This is a very brief update to let you know that we are working on a big announcement about our next stretch goal -- in case you missed... Read more
A few words from Jeff Swensen
Freelance photojournalist Jeff Swensen is something of a philosopher-muse among Chris's many friends who has been an invaluable source of comfort, insight and sagacity when it has been most needed... Read more
As any writer will tell you, we often get stuck using favored words and phrases. Not throughout our whole careers (hopefully), but in spurts. There was a time when I... Read more
A few words from Tyler Hicks
Tyler Hicks, a New York Times staff photographer, began working with Chris Hondros in a fairly unlikely place (at least when considering the places they would go in their lives)... Read more
We've reached our goal ... and set a new one.
We can’t thank our supporters enough for taking us so far beyond our original Kickstarter goal of $30,000 in the first four days of our campaign. Our trip to Liberia... Read more
A few words about Chris, from Scout Tufankjian
This project has received support from all around the world. Everyone from camera repairmen in Australia to admirers in Brazil to colleagues working in the Middle East have donated to... Read more
Photo post update
This is how brain dead I am -- YOU can post your own photos on our Facebook page, no need to email them to me first. We'll take them from... Read more
Wow, this is incredible
This post will be brief because it's just stating the obvious ... at around 5:30 a.m. Colorado time, we surpassed our goal, thanks to a person who -- because I'm... Read more
A little bit of love from Jamie Lee Curtis
Update: July 10, 2013
Since this project began, I've been asked how we found such a passionate and motivated supporter as actress Jamie Lee Curtis, who provided the narration for... Read more