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A documentary exploring the constant push & pull between development and preservation.
316 backers pledged $15,022 to help bring this project to life.

WE MADE IT! What a finish, huh?!

Posted by David Anderson (Creator)

Hi backers, old and (many more) new!

Well, thanks to all of your generosity and advocacy, we hit our goal this morning, and just kept right on going through the finish tonight! Over $15k (!!?!?), 111% of our goal!

The great news is that this marks the beginning of "Healing Waters" documentary backer emails that pertain to things you get, rather than things we need! :-) 

Kickstarter has great mechanisms for messaging reward tiers and getting all the information we'll need for fulfillment and sending out digital download links, for our December deadline. Until then, we'll be keeping everyone updated about our progress on both the documentary, and the fight to save Pah Tempe along the way over at No update over there tonight, though -- for now we rest, and thank everyone who backed us here along the way. While we continue to work in other ways to preserve the springs for all, we're going to hand the ball to Loren, to make a film for you that does Pah Tempe justice.

I'll also be publishing a Kickstarter post-mortem with interesting insights and advice as soon as the dust settles. In the meantime, some interesting highlights from the final stats below in red, including:

  • 44.8% of people who started the trailer finished it
  • 24.1% of people who watched our trailer contributed financially, theoretically
  • we apparently made Kickstarter's "Popular" page near the end!

Feel free to zoom in on the final stats for the campaign (note, the "Sep 22" in the first graph is the final 2 hours):

THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH FOR EVERYTHING! (and sorry for so many update emails!)

We'll be in touch about our progress!


David, for Ken, Co, Hannes & the Pah Tempe family


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    1. David Anderson Creator on

      M&M- Thanks!!

    2. David Anderson Creator on

      Thank you so much, Meredith. You and John are both amazing!

      Shannon, we will!


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      Shannon on

      Big congrats!!!! Keep going!

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      Meredith Bowman on

      The success of this Kickstarter along with David's information about Pah Tempe's story, coupled with Ken and Co's efforts to continue to make the springs available to everyone against such large odds, has both convinced and inspired John and me to help dig in and see Pah Tempe come to its fruition as a sanctioned, wondrous place of self-realization and healing. I'm sure each backer knows at least 10-20 others who could also be inspired to help and who would also benefit from experiencing the waters of Pah Tempe, so I encourage us to keep spreading the word as much as possible every day.