Aloha KickStarter Friends,
Well, here we are with less than 6 days left for our campaign. So far, we've only raised 51% of our goal and unless a miracle happens in the next few days, it's looking like we will need to go to plan "B". And, what is plan "B", you might ask?
We will go ahead and make the damn thing anyway (Maniacal laughter) AHA HA HA HA HA!
Running this campaign on KickStarter has been a mixture of suspense, elation, struggle, and major stress. We love it! Even if we don't make our goal, it has been so incredible to see the support from the 31 of you who are standing behind us. We are so thankful to have received your vote of confidence and that has added a major lift to our filmmaking sails.
Just a reminder; if we fail to reach our goal in a few days, none of your credit cards will be charged. So, I guess that's some good news!
The other good news is that if you still want to support Makua Charley, we will find a way for you to do so at the finish of the campaign and we'll let you know how. Regardless, we go onward and upward with production! We owe it to the actors who have donated their talents so far for the KikcStarter trailer.
Just FYI; we shot all of these scenes on very humble equipment with no crew other than the exceptional Tiffany Sims as AD. We basically had no soundman and we ran the cameras ourselves. However, once we begin filming in earnest, we will have Manny Medina as sound tech, a small camera crew, and the film will look and sound ten times better. The good part is that we've gotten a chance to practice shooting some scenes, and when we re-shoot them, they will be spot on!
So, taking that into account, here are two scenes from Makua Charley. The first scene is the opening scenes of the film. Karen arrives in Hawaii and checks into the North Shore Youth Hostel. She meets Charley for the first time and the romance begins:
The second scene is when Mona confronts Charley over the disappearance of her friend Patrice. Patrice mysteriously vanished without telling Mona and she thinks Charley had something to do with it.
Well, we hope you enjoyed the two scenes, and we hope one of you can come up with a miracle for us. Spread the word to your insanely wealthy friends. We still have a couple great rewards to give away. We would love to have someone stay at our house for a weekend so we can cook them breakfast and tour them around the island. We would be so stoked to take a couple of folks shark cage snorkeling while we film B roll on the North Shore. Just a couple of pledges at those level will put us over the top and we can get down to what we love the most; making MOVIES!
Mahalo nui loa,
Al & Jayne