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$2,513 pledged of $90,000 goal
By Michael J. Cahill
$2,513 pledged of $90,000 goal

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Hello, Fellow Film Enthusiasts,

Just a note of sincere thanks for your generous efforts to help fund "Baptism by Fire: The Birth of Celluloid". Though we did not meet our goal and have therefore received no money, I am not discouraged. In fact, since this was my first foray into this type of funding, I've learned a great deal from the experience and am preparing to launch a second campaign.

Raising money to make movies is certainly the most challenging of prospects and my optimism hasn't diminished in the least. This film is too important to not get finished. We'll be continuing our production in the modest out-of-pocket manner that's gotten us this far until we can gain some serious backing. We have a couple of thrilling shoots planned this winter and I remain enthusiastic about the documentary overall.

We'll be letting everyone know once we've mounted the next phase. In the mean time, I hope you'll continue to send good vibes this way and that you'll want more than ever to be part of the finished film.

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Many, many thanks for your kind enthusiasm.


Michael J. Cahill
35mm Films