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In a process that mirrors the OWS movement itself, 40+ award-winning filmmakers & artists are making a film about it. Together.
184 backers pledged $3,522 to help bring this project to life.

Recent updates

Good news!

Posted by Audrey Ewell & Aaron Aites (Creator)

Hi guys, we have some great news. I sent an update to our mailing list, and your email address should have been migrated over there. If you haven't received any of our mailing list updates, please check your spam box! If you still don't see anything, just let me know that I need to manually migrate your address and I'll do it.

Thanks, now on to the good news already! You can read about it here:

(Hint: we got a grant from the Sundance Institute!)

Thank you so much for doing this crazy thing with us!

- Audrey Ewell and the 99% Film Team

Thank you!

Posted by Audrey Ewell & Aaron Aites (Creator)

Alright you lovely people, you did it.  We all want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for giving us this wonderful start.  

I want to tell you about this project you're backing, by telling you a bit about my day.  I got up this morning at 7:30; at 8:30 I was on my way to WNYW in NY, where I met Joshua Johnson and Katie Teague. We filmed a panel that included Jesse Lagreca of OWS and the Daily Kos and Eliot Spitzer.  Williams Cole met us there halfway through.  Then Josh left for work, and Katie (who's visiting from Mississippi) went back to Zuccotti Park. Williams and I had a meeting.  I went home, re-drafted a contract, answered about a million emails (and stopped myself from counting the ones I hadn't read yet), updated my giant project spreadsheet, worked on my last round of Kickstarter funding outreach, made a quick late lunch, then headed to a post-production meeting with our incredibly inspiring post team: Aaron Aites, my film partner, Williams, who's producing along with me, Jason Crump, a partner and colorist at Metropolis Post where we'll be spending a whole lot of time soon, Aaron Yanes, our incredibly talented supervising editor, and James Salkind, our post-production supervisor and the guy I think I'd be totally (and I mean totally) overwhelmed without. Actually, that goes for all of them, truly.

I've known most of these people less than two weeks.  They're amazing, talented, smart, generous, and all-around exceptional people.  And I get to work with them, and with all the other amazing people on this film who are showing a generosity of time and work and spirit that makes me even more determined to make the best movie we possibly can.  And you're all a part of that team too.  Thank you for your generosity and for supporting us on this really, really insane thing we're doing.  I have no doubt that it's going to be worth it in the end.  I can already envision, especially looking at the recently shot and recently available footage, the amazing film this will become.  And I feel exceptionally privileged, despite all the chaos and logistical and budgetary challenges that come with a film like this, to be making it with all these amazing people.  

Thank you. 

As updates will no longer go out from here, I'm going to add those of you who aren't already on our mailing list over there so you can stay apprised of our progress as we continue on this exhilarating, exasperating, impossible and impossibly gratifying and worthwhile journey.  This is just the beginning.  We've got a loooooooong way to go.  But we'll get there.  Thank you for launching us.


99% Film: Kickstarter Final Hours!

Posted by Audrey Ewell & Aaron Aites (Creator)

Hi, just a quick note that we're in the final hours of our Kickstarter campaign.  We're currently at $3385.00 of the $5000 goal needed to cover our most basic first expenses (formalizing a legal entity, shipping, a tiny bit of initial hard drive space, limited services, supplies, etc).  The $3385 that we've realized is GREAT and helps, but is not going to cover all of what we need covered right now.  

Our campaign ends at 9 pm today.  If you can get someone to match your pledge, please do. And if you can increase your pledge, that would also be a tremendous help, although I feel terrible asking.

Thank you guys so much!

We had another amazing day today, filming a panel with Jesse Lagreca of OWS, Eliot Spitzer, and several others.  And stay tuned for our first event, coming up in NY (will be filmed for everyone else) on Nov 15th!

Thank you so much.  Please go here and pledge by 8 pm today and drag your friends to the computer so they can too!

Thank you!

-Audrey and the whole gang

Photo credit: Adrian Kinloch

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Great news!

Posted by Audrey Ewell & Aaron Aites (Creator)

Metropolis Post in NYC has come onboard to provide post production services to the film.  This is huge!  This means that we WILL finish the film.  It's now guaranteed.  And that is epic.  So thanks to everyone for helping us get to this point!  It's a huge milestone.  

Our next milestone is in one week.  This Kickstarter campaign ends on Nov 1. We need $5000 to take care of our set-up costs.  Hard drive space is a huge factor for us, as well as legal set-up fees, shipping our hard drives around the country to gather footage, and plenty more.  5K is the number to hit.  We're over halfway - we just need to work hard this week to get there.  

We'll be doing everything we can: If you could also try to get one other person to match your pledge that would do it.  Many ways to skin a cat (although skinning cats is extremely wrong and to be avoided at all costs).  Thanks guys.

And a big THANK YOU to Metropolis Post for ensuring completion!


And now a video by one of our newer contributors, in Columbus: 

We're tied! Please vote for this film. Fast and free.

Posted by Audrey Ewell & Aaron Aites (Creator)

We're tied in the lead!

Can you please vote for us and tweet/repost to vote for 99%: The Occupy Wall Street Collaborative Film on this Indiewire poll? It can really help us gather the resources we need. There are over 60 of us making this film now. This is very important: we all thank you.

1) Please vote here:
2) Then, post this message on Twitter: 

Please vote to help @99_film (99%: The Occupy Wall Street Collaborative Film) win. Thank you! Pls RT! #ows

3) Then please post this on your facebook profile:
I just voted for 99% - The Occupy Wall Street Film to win.  Will you?

Thank you!  If you all vote, we can do this.  It's fast and free! 

- Audrey Ewell