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A universal story of courage and compassion as a Vietnam veteran, a peace advocate, and a community struggle to find common ground.
A universal story of courage and compassion as a Vietnam veteran, a peace advocate, and a community struggle to find common ground.
A universal story of courage and compassion as a Vietnam veteran, a peace advocate, and a community struggle to find common ground.
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Pitch update and party at the Kettle House

Hello friends,

It's been a busy week so far in Missoula. I'm here for the Doc Shop and Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, which happens to be where my first short doc premiered in 2010. (I can't believe it's been 3 years.)  

It's great to be back. I spoke on a panel about creating an online community and shared my successful Kickstarter experience (thanks to all of you). This is a great opportunity to meet people and to learn. I've attended several informative panels and I'm gearing up for my pitch to the panel of commissioning editors and funders tomorrow at 11:30 am at the Crystal Theater. 

If you are in Missoula, feel free to stop by to listen. I'm one of 13 film pitches between 9:30 am and 4:30 pm. (I learned that we were selected from a field of over 100, so that felt good.)  I get 8 minutes to pitch and then the panel has 12 minutes for a Q & A.

As I also posted on our Facebook page (please like if if you haven't: www.facebook.com/9Piecesfilm), I decided to show the trailer that is on the Kickstarter home page instead of the beautiful sample clip of the opening of the film. I had MANY conversations with people who know a lot more about pitching than I do (and some who don't but are just great to bounce ideas off of) before making this decision. I thought the emotional and beautiful clip from the open would be impressive, but what I heard over and over was that story is most important in these pitches (of course).  The trailer does a great job of telling the story in a short amount of time.

If you are in Missoula, please stop by the Kettle House north side location on Friday between 5 and 7 pm to say "hello"! There are so many of you that I want to see while I'm here. It's impossible to find enough time, so I hope to see you Friday!

I am grateful every day for your support.  Thank you!

Peace,
Jan
jan@quietislandfilms.com

PS. I was able to use frequent flyer miles to get here and I'm staying with a friend, so your generous donations are being preserved for film production! Just in case you were wondering...:)

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