New Trailer and Travels
Hey all you wonderful Kickstarter backers, check out our snappy new 4-minute trailer, created by editor/producer Shirley Thompson to help pitch FINDING KUKAN at the venerable Hot Docs Marketplace in... Read more
We're Editing Act Two!
Just a note to those who missed our latest email newsletter -- This film may still be in the womb, but it is alive and kicking. We are one third... Read more
Happy Chinese New Year!
Just a quick note to let you know that we continue to move forward with editing FINDING KUKAN. With more than 90 hours of footage shot, it's a daunting task... Read more
New Team Members & Editing Marathon
Editing Marathon Begins:
Lots has been happening in KUKAN Land! Thanks to the contributions of people like you, we’ve managed to complete principle photography and are beginning a 3-week editing... Read more
Los Angeles Presentation Tonight
Tonight, Tuesday May 7 at 7pm -- Just a reminder to all those in LA (or who have friends in LA) -- I'll be presenting a preview of the documentary... Read more
Major Archival Discovery of 1937 Nanking Started with a Party
It was my husband Paul who convinced me that I should have a fundraising party. So last October I got many volunteers together to throw one. Terry Lehman Olival helped... Read more
Preliminary Editing Begins
Three fourths of the way through production with more than 4TB worth of raw footage and an amazing story continuing to unfold in the present as well as the past,... Read more
Wall of Honor is Up
Our Kickstarter Wall of Honor (with your name on it!) has been published finallly on the FINDING KUKAN website. Please check it out and let us know if... Read more
Front Page News
A day after our Kickstarter campaign ended the Honolulu Star-Advertiser featured FINDING KUKAN on the front page of its Sunday Features section AND gave the documentary a "double-truck" 2-page spread... Read more
Thoughts in the Final Hours
As we head into the final 3 hours of this campaign, I'm energized and exhilirated by the enthusiasm you've all shown me with your pledges. We are 113% funded and... Read more
RING THE BELLS!
We are officially 100% funded on Kickstarter!
I am so overwhelmed by the outpouring of support for this project, and want to sincerely thank all of you for your generous... Read more
Oh So Close
Thanks to all of of you we are now 92% of the way to our goal with $14,812 in pledges and an amazing 162 individual Backers. We are SO VERY CLOSE to our... Read more
Let's Sprint to the Finish!
Thanks to all of you 126 Backers we are 79% funded with 7 days to go! Check out this graph to get a visual of how far we've come together and... Read more
Some Post-Election Presidential KUKAN Trivia
With an historic Presidential re-election just completed, we wanted to treat you to a little Trivia Quiz (created by our Production Intern Maggie Barrett and featured as part of our... Read more
Michelle Scott's "The Start of a Journey" In the Making
When I set eyes on the painting that Michelle Scott created just for our Kickstarter campaign, I instantly fell in love with it. In person it has so much depth... Read more
Believe it Or Not!
Thanks to all of our backers from all over the world and right here at home in Hawaii, we’ve made it past the halfway mark! We have received $8,370 in... Read more
35% Funded as KUKAN Goes from the ER to the Operating Table
Yippee! We are 35% funded which means statistically we have over a 90% chance of success in raising our targeted goal of $16,000. I don’t like to rely on statistics,... Read more
Off and Running Thanks to All of You
The normal words of gratitude really can't express how overwhelmed I feel by the early support of all of you who have helped get us to 25% of our goal... Read more