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A narrative surf film based on the best-selling memoir, Saltwater Buddha
A narrative surf film based on the best-selling memoir, Saltwater Buddha
218 backers pledged $17,464 to help bring this project to life.

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Streaming on Vimeo

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Happy Friday!

Please stand by ... nothing is ever as easy as it seems. We are working on how exactly the Vimeo codes work and will send a detailed instruction when we do. 

Thank you,

The SWB TEam

Saltwater Buddha streaming on Vimeo

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Thank you all so much for your patience and understanding while we move into distributing the final version of Saltwater Buddha.

This has been a long and hard journey of steep learning curves and new ways of relating to expectations.

Please find a code enclosed for a download copy of the film from Vimeo. If you donated at a level that includes a DVD those are being made and will be mailed ASAP.

I know we have been working in fits and starts and we truly do appreciate the patience and support our communities have shown us and our film. In the time that we have all volunteered to work on this film the following has occurred;

1. Three babies were born 

2. Two new books were written 

3. One major career opportunity given ... and taken

4. Three new caves were explored 

5. Four more versions of the film were created trying to get it perfect 

6. Twins turned double digits 

7. And so much more …

So as you can see we have not been procrastinating for the sole purpose of putting it off rather to attend to all those other parts of life that seem to happen while you’re creating your dream project.

In between those major life events we have attended a few film festivals and showings and have enjoyed the feedback from the audiences.

Please visit Saltwater Buddha and apply code SWBkickstarter for a discounted download of the film.

If you have ANY questions please let us know and we will try our best and get you the answer.

With gratitude,

The Saltwater Buddha Team

Saltwater Buddha streaming on Vimeo

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San Francisco here we come ...

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Saltwater Buddha played under the stars at Maui Film Festival last week to an audience of more than 1500 people with the added treat of watching the film Mad Dogs before and the film It Ain't Pretty afterwards.

Jaimal and I were the luckiest filmmakers to be able to spend quality time with our friends and family showcasing the film we have all worked so hard to make and release.

As parents, as well as having a multitude of other responsibilities, the production of Saltwater Buddha, is, was and will continue to be a labor of love. We have been paid in full with love, kindness, patience and acceptance. The entire crew saw the same vision and worked together to make the images, voices and (beautiful) music.

To you and all our supporters of this crazy journey that is independent filmmaking, we are truly grateful. We look forward to sharing the film and more with you as we continue to screen and attend festivals.

You can keep up with our screenings at saltwaterbuddha.org. Our next one is June 30 at the Balboa Theater in San Francisco. More information available here ... http://www.cinemasf.com/balboa/  

If you donated at certain levels, with tickets included AND you RSVP'd, your 2 tickets will be at Will Call under the name in which you stated in your Kickstarter donation.

If you have any questions you may reply to this message or email lpopyack@cpf.org

Thank you again from the bottom of our hearts and ocean ... be kind to yourself and one another.

The SWB Team!

2016 Maui Film Festival

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It's true! It's happening!

Saltwater Buddha will make it's world premiere at the Maui Film Festival!

http://www.mauifilmfestival.com/

We know, and appreciate everyones patience while we bootstrapped our film. Once we have premiered and played in a few festivals we will then start releasing DVD's and links on-line.

We will continue to post updates so you can join us at one of our silver screen showings. For now if you're in Maui in June or San Diego in May let us know, we'd love to have you join us.

http://www.sandiegosurffilmfestival.com/

You have all been wonderful patient supporters and we are grateful. 

If you Kickstarter donation included a DVD or copy we will fulfill those as soon as we legally can. If you feel you are still missing merchandise please let us know and we will remedy it.

Thank you from the entire SWB Team!