New Funding Goal!
We are SO excited we met our funding goal, and the most exciting part is that each new donation guarantees the film will be even better!
Because we are now over 100% of our funding goal, we are able to utilize every new donation to make this a great experience for you, the viewer. If, in the next 12 hours, we can raise more than $4,000, it ensures that we can expand our crew and bring another producer.
What does that mean to you? It means we will have better camera work across the board, better video, and better audio on location throughout Turkey. It enhances the story and lets us worry less about the difficulties of production with another producer, and more about what is important to you -- the story!
*The new funding goal is above and beyond the initial goal listed above ($3,245) that you all have so generously given. Since we've achieved 100% of our initial Kickstarter goal, we are not allowed to increase it, but we're still guaranteed to receive any money you pledge above and beyond -- and we'll put it to good use, too!
The nation of Turkey is an emerging global power. Boosted by a strong economy, a recent history of democracy, and well-educated, innovative citizens, Turkey is poised to be very successful on the world stage in the very near future. Not only does it sit as the crossroads between Europe and Asia, Turkey's economic, political, and cultural achievements make it a nation soon to be elite.
Are We There Yet? Crossroads of the World: Turkey is a documentary pilot showcasing not only Turkey's success culturally and economically, but what that success means for the rest of the world.
As three young, passionate and experienced filmmakers from Charlotte, North Carolina, we have the opportunity a lifetime to film this pilot episode on location in Turkey. We'll be visiting several cities, including Istanbul, Ankara, and the region of Cappadocia, to tell the story of Turkey's ascension on the global stage. While there, we will be interviewing Turkish leaders, covering unique aspects of Turkey's success, and documenting how Turkish people are innovating in business, culture, and politics.
Further than that, though, we'll explore why Turkey's fascinating rise to power matters to us here in the United States, and how innovation in Turkey can make our country stronger, as well.
We've been fortunate to partner with the Divan Center, a North Carolina-based Turkish-American cultural organization, who is generously covering our accommodations and lodging within Turkey once we arrive.
But, to get there and film, we need your help. Your financial support covers the cost of our airplane tickets, as well as the cost of renting peripheral gear, lenses, and accessories to make our documentary footage of the highest quality in telling this compelling story.
We are excited to film the documentary not only as a stand-alone product on Turkey itself, but as a pilot episode for a compelling season of content crossing the globe, and focusing on other rising world leaders. You have an opportunity to support us from the very beginning of that journey, with your assistance for our project here.
Thank you so much for any support you are able to provide, and we are grateful for your assistance in telling a fascinating story about a country that deserves our focus and recognition.
Photo by Kıvanç Niş.
For all you first-time Kickstarters out there, just wanted to make sure you know -- you will not be charged your pledged amount until June 5th when we reach our goal.
Of course, we only get the money if we're fully-funded, so make sure to share this project with your friends and family!
Please remember if we surpass our goal, we can do even more with the documentary, and make it even more compelling (give liberally!).
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