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"Maker" is a feature-length documentary on the Maker Movement and its impact on society, culture and economy in the U.S.
"Maker" is a feature-length documentary on the Maker Movement and its impact on society, culture and economy in the U.S.
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746 backers pledged $32,373 to help bring this project to life.

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Our new film is successfully funded!

Dear Makers,

Our newest film Hanzi - a documentary on Chinese Typography, was successfully funded last month with the help of 469 Backers! Thank you! 
We reached our goal within two weeks of the launch, and ended up at 188% funded through the whole 45 days campaign. We are thrilled by the overwhelming support, encouragements, and wonderful comments we received, which encourage us to be more confident in the oncoming journey.

Since May, we've held our World Premiere and won the Big Nomad Prize with the Urban Nomad Film Festival! Meanwhile, we’ll be having our North American Premiere with the Sidewalk Film Festival in late August. October in Singapore, we’re the opening film in A Design Film Festival!

Hanzi is open for screening requests for Educational organizations, NPOs, and Corporations! 

We invite you to visit our website here for more information: hanzi.tw/screening

Check out what people has been saying about us! 

 

We have a new film out and it's on Kickstarter!

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Thanks again for helping our film!  We've just launched our Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign for our next film Hanzi - a documentary exploring international design, visual culture and identity through the lens of modern Chinese typography.

Check out the trailer here and join us on Kickstarter now: http://kck.st/2rcFD8C 

 Please share this with your friend and help us spread the word! 

Featuring interviews from US, UK, Hong Kong, Japan and Taiwan, Hanzi provides a different perspective on design, and explores culture and identity through the lens of modern Chinese typography. Currently we’re in the final phase of post-production and distribution, and we need your support to bring the best film to the world and spread the important insights of language, culture and identity to a larger audience. 

 Support us on Kickstarter now or follow us on Facebook.

We can't make it without you, and we'll keep you posted how it goes. Thank you so much!

Warmest regards,
Maker Team

Happy 2015 and introducing "Music For Makers"

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Attention Backers:

Great news! We've sent out ALL OF YOUR REWARDS!! Whew. Due to Holiday traffic, they should be arriving sometimes in mid-Janurary.

Maker proudly presents the Maker Soundtrack - "Music For Makers" by Onion Ear Music Studio. Introducing the team behind Maker's music: Meet Emily and Tracy from Onion Ear Music Studio.

When writing music for Maker, Emily Lin and Tracy Chen collaborated and enjoy many discussions on making music. During the composing, the team tried to put the spirit of maker into composing the soundtrack. They used the everyday objects around the house such as: wringing music from a broken music box or dropping wooden balls from stairs. They would record the sounds, tease it, and add it into the music. "Creating the music is very hands-on for us." Emily said.

During drumming sessions
During drumming sessions

Their inspiration comes from learning about the maker movement and support from Maker's production team. Emily smiled: "The director inspired us a lot. He gave us a very supportive and open minded group, and encourage us to be imaginative. "

Trying out different sounds the "maker" way
Trying out different sounds the "maker" way

Get the soundtrack here!

Lastly, Thank you for all your support this past year. We wouldn't have done it without gracious support from our Backers, fans, and makers from all over the world. Have a wonderful new year!

With joy,
Maker Team

A Very Maker Thanksgiving

Hi Backers,

We've been having wonderful progress in terms of screening. So far Maker has attended CPH:DOX in Denmark, KIKK Film Festival in Belgium, and have been screened in USA, Taiwan, Japan, and 40 more different countries. See our blog for announcements and cool photos of screening.

Thanks to our fans we now have subtitles of 7 languages - English, Spanish, Italian, German, Japanese, Korean, and Chinese.

After months of designing and making, T-shirts and DVDs are ready to be sent out soon! We would put on the designs here, but we're withholding from showing anything now since we want to give you a surprise when you see it. However, since they'll also be joining the Holidays traffic, we've been told that they may be arriving after New Years. No worries, we'll be making another update when we send the package so you know when to expect them ;)

Meanwhile, we'd like to invite you to watch Maker this season. Get inspired, get creative, and get into the feel of making, cause it is the season of love and gifts. And what better way to show love than making your own presents?

Happy Thanksgiving ya'll.

Best,
Maker Team

Maker is released

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Hi Backers,

It's been a while since our last update, here's what's been happening the past few months:

Film Festivals 

From the A Design Film Festival in Singapore to CPH:DPX 2014 in Copenhagen, and many more located in US. We are very thankful and truly honored for this experience. See more here: Blog

Screenings

Since the release of Maker in Maker Faire San Mateo back in May 17th, we've had about 40 screenings world wide (and counting), and 15 different countries so far. Apply for screening HERE. Check out some awesome photos we've had in our screenings around the world: Google, FabLab Hamamatsu JapanFadFest Barcelona

Maker is released to the public 

After 4 months of Maker's initial release, it is finally ready for public release! Help us spread the word and get your copy HERE.

Your rewards 

Have a glimpse of your metal bridges: 

That's our business card on the metal bridge, pretty swell eh?
That's our business card on the metal bridge, pretty swell eh?

The metal business card bridges are the first of our rewards to be completed. Other rewards such as T-shirts and physical DVDs are still in process and will be out by the end of this year. It's been a long time coming, and we've worked very hard on designing logos, quotes, and selecting materials we're sure you'll love, so thank you for being patient and awesome!

Keep making, 
Maker Team