American Documentary Festival
Anybody in the Palm Springs area, or anybody who knows anybody, Be Home Soon will screen at the American Documentary Festival April 4 - 8. I don't have specific times... Read more
I have received several inquires about how the first screenings of Be Home Soon went.
OUT OF THIS WORLD! That is how.
I never could have hoped for... Read more
First Screening Today and Website UP
Dear Kickstarting Supporters of Be Home Soon,
Only a few months ago you stepped up and chipped to support my film. Today the film will have an audience for the... Read more
35th Annual Mill Valley Film Festival Screenings of Be Home Soon Next Weekend
Hardly seems possibly that the film will be screening next weekend October 13 and 14 at the Rafael Theatre in San Rafael California as part of the 35th Annual Mill... Read more
Five and a half weeks after the closing of this Kickstarter Campaign (and many years previous),
Be Home Soon:Letters from my Grandfather is done. I am taking the final to... Read more
Be Home Soon is on track for completion sometime towards the end of next week.
Today I began the second phase of the sound work at Skywalker. For the next... Read more
Sound Work Begins at Skywalker
Thanks to all you Kickstarter supporters...we began sound work on Be Home Soonat Skywalker Ranch this morning. This would not be possible without you so I wanted to share... Read more
Big News - for Film Geeks Anyway.
Today it became official that Skywalker Sound aka the House that Star Wars and George Lucas built, agreed to do the sound for my film as one of their "charity"... Read more
Peter Coyote In the Booth Yesterday
Recording the "voice" of my grandfather.
A lovely, kind and generous man.
It was a pleasure.
Thank you one and all for all of your backing. I ended up being 105% funded which is miraculous.
Now on to finish. Recording Peter Coyote on Tuesday and so... Read more
55 Hours Left
There are 55 hours left, I am 103% funded and people are still pledging! Should you know anybody who has been intending to, wants to, or maybe should(loaded word)... Read more
Bowing in Gratitude
One of my backers texted me early this morning that the goal had been reached. Another sent a Facebook message - all before I saw it here with my very... Read more
Links to The Great Geraint Photos
6 Images offered by Famed Tao Photographer Geraint Smith. Only 6 available for commitments $180 or over. Spread the word.
New Award Category - 6 Only Photographs by Geraint Smith
Famed Taos Photographer Geraint Smith has contributed 6 medium prints of his work.
Most are 13 x 9. Two are larger, Taos Pueblo is 14 x40 and Old Corrals is... Read more
BIG BREAKING GOOD GOOD NEWS
OK ya'll, my original grandfather voice is not going to be available for any number of reasons .I've known this for a couple of weeks and have been unsure of... Read more
Bit by Gorgeous Bit
I woke up this morning having tipped over $18K thanks to a few new stealthy supporters.
The cousin of one of my backers, who lives across one of the oceans... Read more
7 Days, 71% Funded & another little ditty
Happy Friday All,
The project is now 71% funded which in and of itself is quite miraculous. I keep receiving incredible messages from people I have never met. These messages... Read more
Moving Right Along
One of my favorite things about this kind of work is being able to collaborate with so many great
creative people. Here is the opening title as a work... Read more
Amazing Day in Kickstarterville!
Today was a phenomenal day here in Kickstarterville. New supporters pushed the project from 50 something percent funded to 66% funded.
I also heard from a man named Phelps White... Read more
11 Days to Go and 56% Percent Funded
I am not giving up and I thank all of you new backers, and those of you who increased your backing for getting me to this point.
I have some... Read more
?12 days and 11 k more Impossible? Never!
Need about 120 more backers. Can we find them in time for this little heart project? I do believe in miracles...
Officially 14 days to go! 53%
53% Funded and 14 days to go. Now I begin to resort to gimmicks. Would you like 4 days in a beautiful restored 100 year old adobe under a 100+... Read more
Just over 50%
19 days to go and 50% funded. This is when it starts to get dicey. If you know anybody who has expressed their intention to back and have not yet... Read more
Halfway there at the halfway mark.
21 days to go and I am half funded. Just wanted you all to know.
Updates on Twitter
at the suggestion of one of my backers I will also be posting Up-dates on Twitter @melartemis
Letters and Backers
This letter includes more drawings sent to my father and his brothers. Most of these drawings appear in the film as animations.
Today the project reached 86 backers and $11,585... Read more
In the last 24 hours I have been preoccupied with details of post production, coordinating the multiple pieces to meet in the middle and traveling. So I have not been... Read more
Starting them Young!
"Pretty as a Picture"
My grandfather sent this hand colored card home. In it he wrote,
"It's just as pretty as a picture but you don't drink the water and it's too hot to... Read more
27% Funded, 64 backers, $6,845, and 32 days to go.
Some new folks showed up as backers today, people I do not know, nor do I know how they found their way here. I am grateful for whomever pointed them... Read more
Faith is a Practice
Faith is a practice and I need to become better skilled at it. I was worried when everything came to a stop day before yesterday and I was counseled by... Read more
One Producer and 3 Associate Producers
Even though it is not showing up on the front page I now have One Producer 1K and Three Associate Producers $500. These pledges are keeping me from the thought... Read more
20% Funded As of Today!
Thank you one and all. And I have one $500 backer who is having challenges as a Kickstarter first timer so that will be a big jump when that gets... Read more
Coming up on Five Thousand!
I received my first $500 and $1000 pledges which really serve to jump the numbers. And then the other pledges which just keep coming are fuel for the engine. Thank... Read more
A Milestone Today!
I came home from being away from the computer for some hours and the total had reached almost $3500. I had one dear who increased her pledge, another who was... Read more
2K in 24 Hours. You all are awesome.
Two Thousand on Day One and Composer Jami Sieber's music to be the score.
I don't know who cracked the 2K but I bow to you. Thank You So Much.... Read more