Updated 12/17 Happy Hour Info
We're changing things up for next week. We'll be hanging out with the fine folks from UXHH.
They're hosting an event on the same night, so we're partnering up to... Read more
We were in Downtown Seattle yesterday visiting the Whitepages office.
Their lobby has their logo and a wall of all of their employees in the Seattle office along with a... Read more
Happy Hour 12/17
We appreciate all the support and feedback we're receiving about indoor filming locations. Please keep suggestions coming.
We're hosting a final 2014 happy hour before the holidays. Come hangout, talk... Read more
Scouting: Intentional Futures
We stopped by to visit the fine folks at Intentional Futures as potential office location for the film.
They've got lots of wide open work spaces, were super welcoming, and... Read more
Postponing 12/3 Event to 12/17
We're postponing tonight's event until 12/17 due to travel and illness among team members. Many apologies for the late notice.
We had the privilege of visiting Westward as a potential restaurant to be featured in our film.
They weren't open while we were there, but there was plenty to explore. ... Read more
Happy Hour 12/3
We had a great time hanging out with the folks that came to our last happy hour. Let's do it again after Thanksgiving at Yard House.
We can talk about... Read more
Scouting: Jackson Fish Market
We visited the fine folks at Jackson Fish Market this morning to scout their work space as a possible site for the film.
They're located in the historic Inscape Arts... Read more
Happy Hour 11/13 at Rob Roy
Come hang out with the We Make Seattle crew at Rob Roy in Belltown.
Let’s discuss making things, the film, or whatever’s on your mind.
Where: Rob Roy –... Read more
NEEDED: extra pair of hands for TOMORROW's shoot
I need one volunteer for tomorrow's shoot - no skills required. I just need someone as PA (production assistant) to help with anything that comes up, and something... Read more
Filming Thursday: 6pm Capitol Hill
We're filming this Thursday on Cap Hill and need some extras.
This shoot is to capture the sidewalk dance sculptures on Broadway. They're legendary symbols of creativity in... Read more
Filming the bridge + summer is ending!
Bridge filming:Last week Dan and I got up at 6:30am to get some magic hour footage of the 520 bridge construction. The idea for this particular shot... Read more
As you might have noticed we've already completed shoots at Seattle's Folklife Festival and Myrtle Edwards & Sculpture Park.
We're currently working on the logistics of shooting the Fremont bridge... Read more
Reminder: Deadline Friday for getting in the film
Just wanted to remind you - now is your chance to have your organization featured in the film. It only takes a few minutes and you could be... Read more
CONTEST: Get your company in the film
Weeks ago we put out a call for locations and many of you filled our inbox with suggestions. Thanks!
Many of you also said “Film us!” which was sweet and... Read more
Extras Wanted: Filming Wednesday at noon
Dan and I will be shooting at the sculpture park Wednesday morning. At noon we'll be filming by the water of Myrtle Edwards Park and we'd like you to... Read more
Location scouting report: Myrtle Edwards & Sculpture Park
Last week Dan I met to scout at Myrtle Edwards Park and the SAM Sculpture garden. We spent about an hour walking through, talking about the ideas I had for... Read more
Notes/Photos from filming at Folklife
The shoot at Folklife went well - We filmed over two days and weather co-operated with us. Here's some photos from the day below. You can see more... Read more
Filming Fri/Sat at Folklife Festival this weekend
Our first shoot starts tomorrow - we'll be Folklife Festival Friday and Saturday, likely from 4pm to 9pm both days. We're planning to capture footage of some of... Read more
Wanted: Locations for Filming WMS
Pace here at WMS is picking up. Now is the time, if you've wanted to help, to get involved.
With the rough audio track for the film the... Read more
Met with Folklife Festival, possible filming location
Last week I finalized a draft possible filming locations for the project (I can post it on the blog if folks want to see it and make suggestions... Read more
Production update, schedule news & volunteers wanted
Hello wonderful backers:
As we've rolled into spring the WMS team has picked up our pace. I finished interview #6 for the film a few weeks ago, and edited down... Read more
Production update (audio interviews complete – round one)
Hi supporters, sponsors and backers! This is Berkun here with the latest update.
Things have been rolling along here at WMS HQ (we don’t have a HQ of course, but... Read more
Production & schwag update: work underway
Hi folks. Apologies for taking so long since the last update on the production of the short film We Make Seattle. It’s entirely my fault so if you have been... Read more
Audio interviews and schwag production
Greetings from the ‘We Make Seattle’ pre-production zone. We’ve been busy at work and have two updates for you.
CASTING AUDIO INTERVIEWS
Since our last update, we’ve equipped Scott, our... Read more
And We're Back
We're back! After receiving some valuable feedback we've decided to reinstate updates on Kickstarter. We'll continue to do them on the We Make Seattle website as well.
They'll be... Read more
We Make Seattle Updates
We want to let you know that we're going to be putting all our update eggs into 1 basket: http://www.wemakeseattle.com/. So, if you want to keep up with the status... Read more
Film vision + backers meeting
The team has had two production meetings about the film and I wrote up a summary of the vision and rough production plan here:
This is on... Read more
We're FUNDED: Thanks
Minutes ago the clock expired on the fundraising campaign for We Make Seattle, coming in at a final $30,998. Thanks to all 261 backers who have supported the making of... Read more
40 minutes left: will we break $31k?
We're in our last fundraising hour - thanks to your help we've inched forward towards our stretch goals ($35k) - and we're now at $30938. Hoping to at... Read more
Coming soon: project kickoff meeting for backers
Hi backers and lurkers!
Now that we’re funded we’re planning an informal meet and greet between all of you backers and us, the folks making the film. I’ll give you... Read more
Why a Stretch Goal?
Thank you for all your support! We have reached our goal <pause for celebration> but we want to see if we can use this momentum to push us... Read more
Stretch goal: $35k (new backer levels!)
With three days left we’ve set a stretch goal of the project: we hope to reach $35k using the extra funds primarily for promotion and PR for the final film.... Read more
We're Funded: THANKS
Great news. We're funded!
<Major sigh of relief and jump for joy at WMS HQ>
First, a huge thank you to all 200+ of you backers. Each of you... Read more
You asked for it: Schwag Images
Hello awesome backers:
We have been a little distracted with PR at We Make Seattle headquarters. So much so, that we have not followed up on our promise to post... Read more
Dan's Home Stretch Update
We need your help in this final stretch. If we don't make our goal in the next 4 days we get bupkis – zilch – zero.
Video update... Read more
5 Days Left, 23% short! (New sponsor level)
Greetings Dearest Backers:
The good news is you folks have been awesome. Thank you.
The bad news is with 5 days left we're at 77% our funding goal. A mere $6500... Read more
WMS in the news: Time Magazine! and more
The project you've backed, We Make Seattle, has garnered some media attention:
- Time Magazine
- Huffington Post
New Reward Level
We sold out of our first reward level last night: the Launch Party Ticket Bundle. Thank you backers for not only supporting us, but wanting to hang out and drink... Read more