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Three women artists in their 70's, a painter, a writer, and a potter, let us eavesdrop on their creative lives.
Three women artists in their 70's, a painter, a writer, and a potter, let us eavesdrop on their creative lives.
32 backers pledged $8,050 to help bring this project to life.

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THE VIDEO: "Triptych" is about three women in their seventies who've devoted their entire adult lives to making art. They show us what they do and how they do it. Lana Wilson is a mother and grandmother who has used her seemingly boundless energy to become a well known ceramic artist. Jeanne DuPrau, author of The City of Ember, is a New York Times best selling children's writer. And Nan Golub, a painter living in New York City, studied with Richard Diebenkorn and Deborah Remington and has been compared to Rufino Tomayo. What makes these women tick? What do they have to tell us about art and life and the importance of the creative spirit?

Lana Wilson (left), Jeanne DuPrau & Nan Golub
Lana Wilson (left), Jeanne DuPrau & Nan Golub

WHY WE WANT TO DO THIS: An overwhelming number of people don't understand why art and creativity are important. School boards cut it from curricula; governments balk at funding it. Too often we forget it is a basic part of a balanced, healthy life and one of the oldest activities on Earth, even predating science or math. Additionally, women and art rarely get serious attention in our culture, and older women in art are virtually ignored. We want Triptych to be used in classrooms, libraries and film festivals and on PBS and cable television so viewers can see how three very special women enrich our lives and theirs with a devotion to art and creativity. 

WHAT THE MONEY IS FOR: We used our first Kickstarter campaign to finish production. In fall of 2011 we went to New York City to interview Jeanne DuPrau's editor at Random House and to finish shooting Nan Golub, our painter. Thank you again to all the generous people who made that happen. Now we need to raise money to complete post production. With the money we raise this time, we'll pay for final editing, color correction, music, audio sweetening, titles and credits, and DVD distribution. 

YOUR DONATION IS CUMULATIVE: If you contributed to our first Kickstarter campaign in 2011, you can add it to your 2014 donation and collect more rewards! In other words, if you gave us $300 in 2011, and you donate another $300 now, we'll send you the rewards for the $500 or more contribution. 

Risks and challenges

There aren't many risks left! We have a rough cut of "Triptych" and are simply waiting to raise the final funds to finish. After we finish, we'll begin our outreach to film festivals and our educational distribution to colleges and libraries.

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    For $10 we'll include your name as a funder in our program at the premiere screenings of "Triptych." We'll also send you a personal thank you card from the director.

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    For $50 all of the above plus we'll send you a signed copy of "The City of Ember," Jeanne DuPrau's New York Times best selling children's novel. If you already have "The City of Ember," we'll send you a signed copy of the next book in the Ember series, "The People of Sparks."

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    For $150 all of the above plus we'll include your name in the on-screen funding credits of the finished production of "Triptych," and we'll send you a signed DVD copy of "Triptych" when it's done.

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    For $300 all of the above plus we'll include a signed DVD copy of "Out in Suburbia." "Out in Suburbia" spotlights eleven lesbians who talk with ease and candor about their lives and loves. It's a classic! If you already have a copy of "Out in Suburbia," we'll send you a signed DVD copy of "Gay Youth," our award-winning and ground-breaking documentary about the struggles of gay and lesbian teens.

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    For $500 all of the above plus we'll give you a major funder's credit in the finished film along with a signed DVD copy of The Forever Home: Going Green," our award-winning documentary about the green remodel of two great older women and their beautiful home in Portola Valley, California. If you already have a copy of "The Forever Home," we'll send you a signed DVD copy of "Raging Grannies: The Action League," our award-winning documentary about dynamic women over fifty who fight for social justice.

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    For $1,000 or more, all of the above plus we'll give you a signed work of art by Lana Wilson. If you already have a work of art by Lana Wilson, we'll send you another one!

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