With less than 10 days to go on our Kickstarter campaign, we've been hard at work trying to get our film presentable for the San Francisco Latino Film Festival this weekend. Our team has also been getting the word out about our world festival premiere and we're catching some buzz with a mention in the San Francisco Chronicle this weekend and a television appearance by ECFTS producer/cinematographer/editor Kelly Whalen on KCBS' culture and arts studio show Bay Sunday. Director Alberto Pulido and Co-producer Rigo Reyes also made an appearance on Univision - San Diego last week to promote the Kickstarter campaign, and La Prensa ran this great story. Tomorrow Director Alberto Pulido will be interviewed on KPFA's "Morning Mix" and Co-producer Rigo Reyes will appear on San Diego Living.
We've reached 40 percent of our goal to raise $20K. We've received donations from $1 to $2,500, and every dollar counts. We know that most people pledge at the very beginning and the very end of Kickstarter campaigns. But we're hoping to make some real ground this week, so we're turning to all you early backers to ask that you continue to spread the word and encourage your friends, family and coworkers to support this important and unique film that is preserving Chicano history and celebrating creative expression, cultural pride and community resilience. Please help us is in emailing or calling five friends who may want to join the community of supporters around Everything Comes from the Streets. If you use Facebook or Twitter, please share our Kickstarter link with our network. And if you haven't already, like our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/EverythingComesfromtheStreets.
Also, we're offering a flash prize to supporters who increase their pledge by $25 -- a limited supply of a rare and signed copy of Vivo Magazine, a free press published at the height of the Chicano Movement that brought awareness of Chicano politics to the lowrider community. There are only 17 available. This historic document provided a voice to the lowriding community. You can increase your pledge by clicking on manage my pledge. Thank you for your support and help in getting us closer to our goal!