Funded! This project was successfully funded on March 23, 2012.

Update #6

update for THE COMMENTATOR

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Dear All

The support from everyone on kickstarter for THE COMMENTATOR has caught on. Thank you.  We initially thought we would have a smaller film with a crew of 5.  Then we did the kickstarter and the idea grew and we ended with more than a 35 person crew on the day of the race.  We had 17 cameras covering the Paris Roubaix and Jorgen Leth.

Everyone gave a lot of themselves to accomplish getting a story that is in honor of the race and the rest of the crew involved.  I have decided that we need to take a lot longer than what are initial targets were.  I believe we may have something very special to offer.  

We are going to take due time with the post work. We have our work ahead of us. 

I hope to have it finished by next April. 

 It is our intention to reward all the items we have promised.

I will make monthly updates from now on.

Thank you for your patience.

Please feel free to contact me by email if you like 

brendt@bicyclefilmfestival.com

Again thank you

Brendt


Update #5

More press today!

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Thanks all!

Check out the Coolhunitng article!

http://www.coolhunting.com/culture/the-commentator.php


Update #4

Thank you!

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More people supported the THE COMMENTATOR today than any other day thus far. We are going to make it. WE BELIEVE! Please spread the good news!  As the word gets out we have volunteers and crew meeting us from the UK, Paris, Belgium and The Netherlands at the race.

Last night I made dinner for all the crew in New York at BFF HQ.  Simone Pace from Blonde Redhead helped with the pasta duties.  Laura Coxson and Nick Canfield lead the the tech meeting.  Stefan Ruiz shot the photos. Matt Gee set up the A SUNDAY IN HELL screening.  Albert Maysles lead the late meeting and told us the reason to make films is to make friends.  Patrick Trefz, Brian Vernor and Jorgen Leth are all in contact often.

Thank you again.  To make this film is our dream. We are all friends coming together to make something wonderful.  Please pass this  to your friends, colleagues and family. Please twitter, facebook or email the kickstarter link.  Again thank you very much. We are grateful!

Yours, Brendt Barbur


Update #3

More Press! Core 77

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Update #2

Some more press! Urbanist.

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