End of Filming Expedition No. 1........
Dear Supporters of Yasuni Man,
Over the past 2 months I have filmed over 150 hours of footage in and about Yasuni Man and the Biosphere Reserve. I traveled to Waorani Territory, Catholica Biostation, Tiputini Biostation, Coca, Pompeya Norte, Quito and many places in between. I have gathered dozens of interviews with politicians, evangelical missionaries, biologists, petroleros, environmental activists and human rights activists. I also filmed many beautiful and amazing wildlife species such as woolly monkeys, dusky titi monkeys, ringed caecilian, crested owls, black and spectacled caiman and arboreal palm vipers to name a few.
Additionally, I have filmed the many stories of tragedy and triumph of the Waorani people, as well as their disappearing culture.
The film has been moving along beautifully. I still have a final 10 days to film here where I will be filming the impacts of the oil industry, a recently rediscovered EXTINCT species of frog, and several more interviews with the experts on this subject matter.
Because of your support, I have been able to purchase the gear necessary to shoot the film and pay for all additional expenses pertaining to the production of this preliminary shoot.
Needless to say, this first filming expedition will be coming to a close soon. After my return to the US on the 27th of May, I will need to edit the footage and prepare a promotional package for possible broadcasters, many of which I have been speaking to over the past several months.
Now, I need to raise another $5,000 to prepare the promotional material. You have all given financial support to this project. Now I ask if you can continue getting the word out to assist me in raising the an additional sum to find a buyer.
Please pass on a message to your friends, colleagues and your social networking affiliations. Any additional exposure will greatly help me reach my goal of $5,000 over the next 30 days. Here is the link to my next fundraising goal - http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2065152563/yasuni-man-a-documantary-film-promo-edit
Thank you for everthing that you have done for this project, and for your continued support!
Ryan Killackey - Director, Cinematographer, Producer - Yasuni Man