Hello Kind Strangers!
I just wanted to write you all a quick note about progress with American Bear and alert you about your incentives!
Things have been going amazingly well!
Our head editor Danny Ledonne has been doing fantastic work and we finally have all the pieces of the film together, whittling down to our first two-hour rough cut. Our assistant editors Jake and Carlos are tackling the film's thematic branches, and we've begun working on the animated sequences to track our progress through the Bears! As all the visual pieces are moving along, we're also working with a music supervisor to build the soundtrack, and looking forward to working with our sound designer in a couple months as the final step of the process. We should have a finished film in August, but look out for special test screenings this summer!
We are collaborating with Guerrilla Goodness to spread kindness through Syracuse, Richmond, NYC, and Dallas. Teams will show their bravery and generosity by completing missions in our Kindness Kits and capture the beautiful moments of connection with disposable cameras. The photos will be featured online and in an upcoming installation in Syracuse; Kindness Captured launches on June 30! If you're in any of those cities, email us to get involved! And if you'd like to bring Kindness Captured to your city someday, we'd love to help!
In August we will be doing another event in Denver -- its still slightly secret but very deliciously involves sweet treats!
We just sent out a newsletter with more updates, including the newest episode of our mini documentary series and images of our new stickers! -- you can view it here.
After much ado, the stickers have finally arrived! They are beautiful. Glorious even. If your incentive was a thank you letter or a sticker, it should be arriving in the mail by the end of the month! Sorry for the delay on printing -- but I promise it was well worth the wait.
Now you can reward all the kind strangers you encounter with a badge of kindness American Bear style. Or keep the little circles for yourself as a reward for your generosity. They make great bumper stickers, laptop decorations, kindle case decals -- you name it!
For those of you who are waiting on the completion of the film (thats anyone who is getting a DVD) your incentives will be mailed out in September/October. The film will be completed by the end of August and at that point and we will send you a super secret, signed festival DVD screening copy. You will be among the first ever to see our film.
Thank you for your patience, your kindness and your generosity! We are so excited to make the world a kinder place with you!