25% and 25%
That's right: seven days of the fundraising month have passed, and we've knocked off 25% of the total goal! That's what I call keeping up with the times!
A big hug to everyone who's pledged and commented thus far.
Please notice that I've made some adjustments to the text of this project. I'm really trying to bring my way of talking about the film in line with my vision for it. I want to stress that filming has just begun. Since this is my first film -- and, since it's a documentary, and the story unfolds only as it happens -- I feel like I'm less aware of the details of the finished story than how I want it to look and feel. Coming from an art background, my focus with this film is really on aesthetic.
Thank you again for supporting me! Please pass this project on; and remember that even $5, or a comment, is very valuable to me.
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Pledge $11 or moreYou selected
For a pledge of $11 I will send you a typewritten thank you letter, infused with all the love of a correspondence with my sweet Grandmother Ginny, and give you credit on the neithpictures.com blog.
Pledge $33 or moreYou selected
A contribution of $33 will get you a thank you letter, a blog mention, and a copy of “Fortification.”
Pledge $55 or moreYou selected
When you commit $55 of your silver to my project you will receive a thank you, a blog credit, a copy of the "Fortification" movie with your name in the credits, AND an email containing a jpeg file of any one of my photographs. That means all you have to do is hand the file to your local photo printer and the print, no matter how large, will come out looking like gold. (View images at www.neithpicture.com/blog/pictures).
Pledge $110 or moreYou selected
For a $110 pledge you will receive a typewritten letter, mentions in my blog and film credits, a copy of the film, a printable jpeg, and a limited edition "Fortification" DVD containing historical research on the Fortification Valley, discussions with the filmmakers, bloopers, and more.
Pledge $275 or moreYou selected
At $275, you will receive everything heretofore mentioned -- letter, credits, printable photo file, and limited edition dvd -- plus a seat of honor and special thank you at the "Fortification" premier of your choosing! You'll get the special treatment!
Pledge $550 or moreYou selected
Here's what $550 earns you: A thank you letter from my typewriter; blog and film credits; a digital file of one of my photos for printing; a limited edition copy of the film; be a guest of honor at the "Fortification" premier of your choosing; AND a beautifully framed 16"x 24" print of one of my photographs.
Pledge $1,111 or moreYou selected
1 backer Limited (4 left of 5)
Wow! The $1111 level earns you everything listed above -- t.y. letter, credits, the limited edition dvd and a seat of honor at the premier, and the pictures (one as a jpeg, another as a framed print), -- AND receive a sheep wagon vacation at the Fortification Valley Sheep Camp next May, donated by the Villard Ranch (www.villardranch.com). Experience the magic of lambing surrounded by real sheep people, and sleep in an historic sheep wagon!
Pledge $2,750 or moreYou selected
1 backer Limited (4 left of 5)
For $2750, throw everything mentioned above into your basket, but leave room for a full-day photo workshop up at Sheep Camp. With the lambing as a backdrop, I'll help you learn to take the pictures you see in your imagination and turn them into photographs. (Teaching is my day job and one of my passions!).
Pledge $5,555 or moreYou selected
0 backers Limited (5 left of 5)
This is an appropriate place for the saying, "There are no words." A contribution of $5555 will earn you: A typewritten, thoughtful thank you letter; mention on the neithpictures.com blog; a serious film credit; a limited edition of "Fortification"; a printable file of a Yuri Chicovsky photograph of your choosing; a 16"x 24" print of a Yuri Chicovsky photograph; a guest of honor seat at a "Fortification" premier at a theater near you; a Sheep Wagon vacation at Sheep Camp, including a one day photography workshop; AND the "Fortification" crew will prepare for you a truly memorable, home-cooked dinner of Colorado lamb (optional menus available upon request) anywhere in, or reasonably near, Colorado.
- (30 days)