ups & downs & reality
The reason the KICKSTARTER project failed was that there were a number of individuals who pledged but did not cover their pledge— possibly because they had difficulties with their banks and their credit card companies or... In any case some of the pledges that did not come through were quite large. As you can imagine the fail was not too pleasant to discover after the initial hurrah we made it moment. (Ahh, but such is life : )
I have been in communications with Kickstarter and they will be labeling the project as unsuccessful in its fundraising goal. So, here we are. I can promise you a digital copy of the work once it is complete for any donations at $25 or over and a digital download and a DVD for donations over $120. that the film will be extensive, insightful, engaging and necessary, and that it will be completed mid to late 2012 come hell or high water. I will have to forgo some shoots, some interviews, some travels, extra animations, and cut down on other expenses — but you can count on me to follow up on my promises of a completed work.I do want to thank you for your support on this project.
Do let me know if you do decide to help out via paypal — so I can keep you listed to receive the film.
Peace / LightOliver