Funded! This project was successfully funded on July 8, 2012.

Update #18

TransJourney Progress Update

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Shawn Quirk, TransJourney Film Editor
Shawn Quirk, TransJourney Film Editor
Once again we would like to thank you very much for contributing to our TransJourney documentary film project. Your support for our film project has definitely made a difference, enabling us to move forward with the film. We have made some excellent progress since I last posted. We hired an editor, Shawn Quirk, who is the Program Director of the Rhode Island International Film Festival. Shawn is presently enrolled at Lesley College (Boston) working on his M.F.A. in Digital Media. He’s quite enthusiastic about the film and also a talented editor. We now have a trailer up on You Tube and I encourage you take a look at it if you haven’t done so already. You can find it on You Tube at the following link: http://youtu.be/KRTMAqU0SfY. Presently we are working on the rough-cut of the film (the first cut) and have a target date for delivering the film to our Boston post- production house in early April. We hope to premiere the documentary either in May at Translations: Seattle’s Transgender Film Festival or at Los Angeles’s OUTFEST in July, depending when the film is finally completed. It’s been an exciting journey for us, and thanks again for your support of the film. As you probably know, Shifting Visions is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) company and all donations are tax deductible. Your contribution means a great deal to Shifting Visions as we rely on grants, film sales/rentals from documentaries produced by our film company, and sponsors like you to help offset our production and post-production costs. Unless you indicated a wish to remain anonymous, in gratitude of your support of our film project, your name will be included in our film’s credits. We are currently in the final stage of fundraising for TransJourney. Our total budget for TransJourney is a little over $93,000. We’ve managed to cover just about half of it ($48,178) through in-kind donations. We’ve raised another $22,528 through crowdfunding, grants, and private donations. We need another $22,000 to cover post-production, film festival and distribution costs. We continue to apply for grants; however, the field is very competitive. One way you can help is to share our film trailer link with your family and friends and encourage them to support our film by donating to TransJourney through our Shifting Visions Films website: www.shiftingvisions.com. Stay up to date on TransJourney by visiting our Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/TransJourney. You can also follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/TransJourney1.

Alexia Kosmider and Blue Wade, Co-directors, TransJourney


Update #17

We're Filming TransJourney in Seattle!!

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We've been really busy since arriving in Seattle on August 5th to film TransJourney.  The crew have been logging 10-hour days working on the film.  We left RI on Thursday, August 1st and barely got out of the State when we blew one of Sandie's brand new tires on her minivan that we used to drive across country!  That set us back 6 hours on our schedule.  We originally left at 9 a.m., already an hour behind schedule; then once the tire blew out we had to first wait for road service to change to our spare; then we had to drive back to where Sandie bought the tires to get it replaced; and, of course, when we got there, they discovered the wrong tire was sent over, so yet again another wait!  BUT we finally made it to Seattle!  Each day had its own challenge to face; but we made it through with everyone still liking one another!  So far filming has been fabulous; so, once again, I want to thank all of you who believed in this film and so generously supported us with your donations!  Once we get back to Rhode Island, we'll begin fulfilling those perks still outstanding to our donors.  You can keep up to date with what we are doing by following us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TransJourney or follow us on Twitter @TransJourney1.  We also have a TransJourney blog on Blogger.

Alexia

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Update #16

Departure Day Will Soon Be Upon Us!

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Yes, it's hard to believe that we will soon be departing RI to film TransJourney!  We couldn't have done it without your help!  We are busy making final travel arrangements, gathering the necessary equipment for our film, and, yes, still fundraising.  The excitement is definitely building.  

To those of you who are still awaiting your perks, we anticipate getting them to you once we return from filming in Seattle.  We thank you so very much for your patience and understanding while we had to postpone this venture for a year.  

We greatly appreciate your support and love you all for believing in us!  Thank you!


Update #15 - For backers only

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Update #14

Getting back on track

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Just want to let all our backers know we are back on track with planning our August 2013 filming of TransJourney.  Deb’s wish before she passed away was for me to finish this film. I, of course, hesitated to do so, but after some consideration felt that this story was too important to stop the production of our film. Sandra Richard, Annabelle’s mother and Deb’s cousin, is coming on board to serve as Associate Producer. Blue Wade, currently Chair of Arts and Media Division at Mary Mount College, California, will join us in Seattle for the production of TransJourney this coming August. We plan to hire another videographer or obtain a student intern from either RISD or the University of Rhode Island’s film department.

- Alexia


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    Journeys are the stuff of life---unfortunately ,women's' journeys are often not recorded A. Kosmider For contributing to our journey of 3,000 miles were giving a brand-new reward---your personal download of M.Messina's song--"Doubt" that was especially recorded for our trailer--we want you to take this on your own journey--whatever that would be--thanks for being one of our backers!!!

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    "Do not go where the path goes instead go where there is no path and leave a trail."--Ralph Waldo Emerson. And as thanks for being a serious trailblazer with your $75 donation, we're sending you a "mystery" gift especially chosen for you from Shannon and Annabelle--all the way from Seattle. We're also putting your name on the film credits (with your permission). You've committed to us and we've committed to you!!

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    "Sometimes in your life you will go on a journey. It will be the longest journey you have ever taken. It is a journey to find yourself."--Katharine Sharp. Your wonderful donation of $200 will make our journey seem not so long! To thank you, we want to give you the opportunity to know us and our film journey. You will be provided with half an hour Skype session with Shannon to talk with her about her life, if you like, or anything that has to do with the transsexual experience, or the film. You will also receive a TransJourney T-Shirt, and a thank you on the film credits (with your permission). Thanks for making the journey with us!!

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    "You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own, and you know what you know. And you are the only one to decide where you'll go."--Dr. Seuss. Thanks so much for deciding to go with TransJourney with your donation of $500! We're excited that you have committed to going on this journey with us! We are inviting you to a private party with the cast and crew of the film in Boston or Seattle (lodging and transportation not included) and will also take a photo of you and the cast and crew to remember this special occasion.

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    "Your journey never ends. Life has a way of changing things in incredible ways."--Alexander Volko. We are giving you two tickets to the premiere of the film (lodging and transportation not included) in Boston or Seattle and a TransJourney poster signed by the Producer and Director of the film. Thank you so much for your incredible donation!

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    Leslie Feinberg says in the afterword to Stone Butch Blues: "Look for our brightly colored banners coming over a hill of the past and into your present. Listen for our voices--our protest chants drawing near. Join us in the front ranks. We are marching toward liberation". You've joined our ranks in helping us produce this film so it can be viewed by thousands of people all over the country. We're so grateful for your donation of $3,000 that we're promoting you to ASSOCIATE PRODUCER of the Film and you're name will appear in the opening titles of the film and also will be included in the IMB data base. We would also like to give you two tickets to the premiere of the film in Boston or Seattle (lodging and transportation not included) and dinner with the Producer and Director of the film. You're now one of us and we're overwhelmed with your commitment to TransJourney!!

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