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Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Nov 11 2013
$2,929
pledged of 35.000 $pledged of 35.000 $ goal
43
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Nov 11 2013

About

To our dear friends and supporters,

As many of you are aware, on November 2nd,  Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda, reportedly the largest, most powerful cyclone in history -- 3.5 times stronger than Hurricane Katrina -- stormed through Southeast Asia with the devastating brunt borne by the Philippines. The after effects of the typhoon and the resulting tidal storm surge have been nothing short of cataclysmic.

And as each bit of news shows increasing body counts, reveals the scope of devastation and highlights the acute needs of the survivors, it is with bittersweet but, genuine and firm conviction that we have decided to suspend our film's fundraising campaign out of respect for and in deference to, our kababayans in the Philippines.

We realize that this decision comes at a critical juncture for the film and coincides with a major uptick in pledges and publicity and the decision was certainly not an easy one. But when balanced with the need of survival versus art, we believe it's the right decision.

To those who have committed, please know that your support means everything and we aim to refocus our passion early next year and finish the film.

Until then, we encourage you to pledge your support to our friends working feverishly to help those who need it:

Gawad Kalinga. http://www.gk1world.com/ArticleViewer.aspx?ID=61578

And the Philippine Red Cross. http://www.redcross.org.ph/donate

In the meantime, we organizing another ‘Their Fight is Our Fight’ event featuring top Fil-Am MMA fighters, Boxers and Martial Arts instructors to raise funds for the typhoon survivors.
https://www.facebook.com/theirfightisourfight

For now, the movie is on hold but rest assured, when the time is right we will get back to telling the tale of the Balisong.

Maraming Salamat Po,

Way Of The Balisong: Movie

Risks and challenges

To tell the complete story of the Balisong we will need to return to the Philippines and complete our interviews in Batangas, documenting the proposed 1st ever Balisong Day during the Festival of the Virgin de Caysaysay on December 8th.

As is the case with most if not all independent films, our biggest hurdles are a question of resources. This project was birthed by and continues to operate with a skeleton team. Although small in number, this team is rich in passion, but passion alone cannot complete the film.

If funded we promise our best efforts to document a full and comprehensive study of the Balisongs story. From it's design influence, combative roots, cinematic portrayal and modern day subculture along with the underlying backstory of the town which pioneered it's industry. We will look to interview the most established experts and key individuals we can acquire throughout two countries to examine their contributions and observations.

With your gracious assistance, we can assure that the story of these cultural and historical artisans are documented accurately and preserved for generations beyond ours.

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    Attains you a special thank you movie credit at the end of the film and a special thanks for contributing to this project.

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    Limited Edition Way of the Balisong Artwork Print by artist Ian Agojo. Signed by Ian Agojo. These prints are works that were commissioned to be used in the movie.

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    Special VIP invitation for you and your guest to the Way of the Balisong premiere in Los Angeles. VIP passes to the afterparty and hang out with the Director, Producer and Cast Members.

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    Barangay Balisong Wall Ornament.

    Resembling the famous 'Weapons of Moroland' sheild, this limited Batangas version will have the variety of specific balisong styles.

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Funding period

- (25 days)