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This film unravels the discovery of 100,000 negatives from a mysterious photographer that shocked the world of photography.
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1,495 backers pledged $105,042 to help bring this project to life.

Update on film licensing - Producer/Directors updated

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Film Licensing During the Berlin Film Festival Submarine has concluded presales at Berlin to SVT (Swedish TV), AVRO (Dutch TV), Swiss TV, all rights in Canada to Films We Like, and all rights in Italy to Feltrinelli Films. Further licensing deals and a domestic partner will be announced shortly. See more about this news in Variety Magazine.

Since the original Kickstarter campaign collaborators in this project have slightly changed. Finding Vivian Maier is now being Directed & Produced by John Maloof and Charlie Siskel (Bowling for Columbine, Religulous) who are Chicago natives. John once worked the swap meets and storage lockers that led to the discovery of Vivian's photographs and Charlie grew up in the North Shore neighborhoods where Vivianwas a nanny. John Maloof is a filmmaker and photographer. Since the discovery of Vivian's work, he is now the chief curator of her photographs. In 2008 he established the Maloof Collection with the purpose of preserving and making publicly available the work of Vivian Maier. Jeff Garlin, an Executive Producer on the film, is a producer, writer, director and actor whose credits include Curb Your Enthusiasm. 

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    1. Creator Torben Joergensen on October 2, 2013

      I'm also still waiting for my digital download reward.......

    2. Creator Wilson on July 29, 2013

      Hi Toneloof,

      I am interested to show this film at my local Arts House venue as part of wider workshop on Street Art Photography. I know it is not out yet so would see if we can work out something?


    3. Creator Toneloof on June 13, 2013

      Rusty, the film is not released yet. We will keep Kickstarter pledgers updates along the way. We're close though!!

    4. Creator Rusty Gray on June 5, 2013

      Still waiting on my digital download reward.