Chicken & Egg, Sundance/WIF, plus – we are in post-production!
Hi everyone! I just wanted to write with a quick overview of what we've been up to this spring. One of our backers wrote requesting more updates. While I've been... Read more
Jen Brea on NPR Monday morning 10am ET/7am PT
Hi everyone! I will be appearing Monday morning live at 10am ET/7am PT on the national NPR show, On Point along with Dr. Ellen Wright Clayton, chair of the IOM... Read more
Sundance, in pictures
We have been back from Park City for over a week but it's taken me awhile to muster the brain power to write this update.
Sundance was one... Read more
Hello Park City!
I am thrilled to announce that I have been invited to attend the Sundance Film Festival in January as one of ten Documentary Film Program fellows!
Just to be clear,... Read more
Chicken & Egg Pictures Awards Grant to Canary
Hi everyone! I am pleased to announce that Canary has been chosen a Chicken & Egg Pictures grantee!!!!
Canary was one of 14 films selected from 640 submissions around the... Read more
It's been just over a year since the close of our record-smashing Kickstarter campaign. Thank you everyone for all of your support. We have come so far in just one... Read more
Sundance Awards DFP Grant to Canary
Dear Team Canary,
I'm thrilled to announce that Canary in a Coal Minehas been chosen as a Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program grantee. We are one of 44 projects selected... Read more
Updates from the road + #MEAction
Greetings from Lake Tahoe! (and London and Princeton)
We have been in Nevada all this week interviewing local residents about their memory of the 1980s Incline Village outbreak, where hundreds... Read more
Announcing Thrive Show
Dear Team Canary,
I'm thrilled to announce a new project from my bed. It's called Thrive Show, and it's a Google Hangout series about living well with chronic illness. If... Read more
ProHealth's 2013 Advocate of the Year
I am completely overwhelmed, embarrassed, humbled and grateful (but mostly embarrassed!) to be named ProHealth's 2013 Advocate of the Year for my work on Canary in a Coal Mine. ... Read more
Al Jazeera interview now live online
The M.E./Canary in a Coal Mine segment on Al Jazeera's America Tonight is now live online. It's an incredibly empathic piece and perhaps one of the first times in U.S.... Read more
Canary in a Coal Mine on Al Jazeera America - 9pm ET TONIGHT!
I am proud to announce that Al Jazeera America is airing a segment at 9pm ET on America Tonight (http://america.aljazeera.com/watch/shows/america-tonight.html) about Canary in a Coal Mine, as well as... Read more
Vote for Canary in a Coal Mine - Help us win Project of the Month!
It's that time!! We're up for Indiewire's "Project of the Month" and we need your help.
Please take a moment to vote for Canary in a Coal Mine. The... Read more
Kickstarter Wrap Party
You are cordially invited to a virtual wrap party! Post a photo, comment, or video in honor of the massive, incredible milestone we have just reached: $200,000+ for a feature-length... Read more
Thank you for making miracles
If you've received this by email, click on the YouTube link below to watch. 36 hours away from midnight Friday, we reached our $200,000 goal!! THANK YOU!!
You've helped turn the... Read more
36 hours and $1236 to go!
So yesterday I was like, "Give a little more, help us get to $190,000" and you were like, "Nah, Jen. We're going to go ALL THE WAY."
As of the... Read more
Give us a bump! Turn $5 into $10,000
At nearly $180,000 raised, we are just $20,000 away from our $200,000 goal. Meeting that goal, breaking that ceiling, would be tremendous for our film.
But we have just 60... Read more
Google Hangout On Air - Thursday at 2pm ET
Join us for a Google Hangout On Air this Thursday at 2pm ET (11am PT, 7pm GMT) with the makers of Canary in a Coal Mine: Director/Producer Jennifer Brea... Read more
Four more days & this is just the beginning
I can't believe we've only four more days to go! This has been an amazing, life-changing experience. So many of you have written to me about how this project has... Read more
Our big push to the finish line
Daily we are moved by the support and embrace of this film, by all the messages, words of support and the stories you’ve shared.
Thanks to that support, we’ve raised... Read more
Support our Thunderclap
TEN DAYS TO GO!
KICK OFF OUR LAST WEEK WITH A THUNDERCLAP
We are organizing a Thunderclap to energize the last week of our Kickstarter campaign, and we need your... Read more
Shoot your story: in Melbourne, Australia
Tell your M.E. story...in Melbourne, Australia!
The "Shoot Your Story" award is now available in Melbourne, thanks to the generosity of Daniel Kerr and his sister, Anna Kerr. Daniel is... Read more
Help us get to 6509, Shoot Your Story for $1
We haven't given up the dream of 6509-a number of backers that would make Kickstarter history.
To help us get there, we have a number of new incentives. Here's what... Read more
Vote for Canary in a Coal Mine - Help us win Project of the Week!
Yesterday, Canary in a Coal Mine was chosen as indieWIRE's project of the day.
We are now up for project of the week, and WE NEED YOUR VOTEto win. Voting... Read more
Shoot your Story in LA--NY--LON
Hey West Coasters: We're pleased to announce that our "Shoot Your Story" reward is now available in three cities: Los Angeles, New York, and London, thanks to the generosity of... Read more
Howard Bloom: The Truth at Any Price
Howard Bloom was publicist to some of the 1980's biggest music icons when he was struck down by M.E., an illness that left him bedridden for fifteen years. It was... Read more
Canary is a Paley DocPitch Finalist!
We are thrilled to announce that Canary in a Coal Mine has been selected as one of five finalists in the Paley DocPitch Competition.
What does this mean? On November... Read more
Oops! One of the links in the prior email pointed to the wrong page. Here's correct link to the trailer, if you would like to share:
New trailer + we are over halfway there!
Thank you, everyone, for all of the energy and momentum you have given this film. We have been so moved by your emails, messages, and comments. With your... Read more
ABC News: Felled by 'Devastating Disease Doctors Have Never Heard of'
We are thrilled to announce that ABCnews.com has a new piece about Canary in a Coal Mine and the realities of life with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis. It features interviews with Jennifer Brea,... Read more
Help us become the most backed documentary in Kickstarter history
Thank you so much for all you have given to this campaign. You've blown us away! You have inspired us to push harder, dream bigger.
OUR GOAL: 6509 backers by... Read more
WE DID IT!! (In 3 days + 5 hours). Now, help us make history.
WE DID IT!! In just 3 days and 5 hours, we have zoomed past our first Kickstarter goal, raising more than $50,000 for Canary in a Coal Mine. You... Read more
We are almost halfway there...one day in!
Dear #canaries, #spoonies, #MEAllies and everyone who has supported and shared this project:
We have raised over $20,000 in the less than 24 hours since our Kickstarter campaign launched yesterday!... Read more