Creatives in Appalachia Database
Hi Kickstarter Backers,
It's been a while since you have heard from me, but I hope you're well! If you're curious about what I have been up to check out... Read more
ATTENTION West Virginians who love other West Virginians: I have released a new podcast series where we interview creative women in media, and this week on the show we have featured... Read more
Florida Screening: Tues, 2/3
Our very last Kickstarter-backed screening will be held this Tuesday, February 3, from 6:30 to 8 PM in Sarasota, Florida. Linda Daniel, a WV native and one of our awesome... Read more
[app-uh-latch-uh] t-shirts and other updates
There is lots of news on our end, but I never want to annoy you guys with too many updates. Below, I have listed some exciting points!
- We... Read more
HOLLOW at the US Capitol in 1 week!
We hope that you have been following our social media posts (FB, Twitter) and are planning on coming to our Washington, DC screening next week!
Senator Joe Manchin has invited... Read more
Shout-out to Kickstarter at the Peabody Awards Show!
Click the image above to watch us accept the Peabody Award! Our short speech is in Part 2 at 44:07!
THE FULL CEREMONY:
Part 1: https://vimeo.com/album/2904052/video/97117122
Part 2: https://vimeo.com/album/2904052/video/97143901
Part... Read more
Peabody and World Press Photo Awards!
We hope you are well and following HOLLOW updates on Facebook and Twitter.
We recently won a 2013 Peabody! It's such a huge honor and an exciting award to... Read more
In my last update I spread the news that we are a finalist at SXSW Interactive.
Tonight I am writing to inform you that you actually can make... Read more
Exciting news and updates!
First of all, enjoy this:
Okay now back to business...
Over the past couple of months some pretty cool awards have been announced! Check out the images and... Read more
Just a quick email to say THANK YOU for helping Hollow come to life this year. Thanks to your support we have been invited to screen and present Hollow 23... Read more
Screenings this fall!
We hope that many of you have been receiving your rewards recently. Next week we will finish shipping out the photo books and DVDs. I wanted to share... Read more
T-Shirts and Screenings
Just a quick update to let you know we just launched a pre-order for some awesome new tshirts. Orders must be placed by Friday, August 16.
Also,... Read more
We hope that you all have been enjoying the stories from Hollow (www.hollowdocumentary.com). We have received great feedback from a handful of you but we want to... Read more
Today is launch day. We have been working toward this day nonstop since last April. We were all ready and the WHOLE team pulled an all-nighter to polish and give... Read more
The New York Times, "W.Va., Still Home"
When I started this project I would have never thought I would be able to say a piece of it is featured by The New York Times but here I... Read more
Launching in ONE WEEK; Screenings to follow
Hello Kickstarter Backers,
The time has come! Only one week until we officially launch Hollow online. We are beyond excited and will be working up until the last second to... Read more
For those of you based in Boston there will be a sneak preview of Hollow on Sunday, May 12 at 8 pmat the Bright Family Screening Room... Read more
Getting closer to launch!
The past couple months have been a whirlwind of long hours and exciting payoffs for everyone on the Hollowteam. I wanted to update you all on a couple... Read more
Color Correction Update
Today I met with Bruce Bolden (our colorist) to pick up 23 portraits he has finished!
We are so happy we got the opportunity to work with him... Read more
It's a small world, folks
Sorry I haven't provided any updates lately, but hopefully you have been keeping up with the few things that have happened in the past month on our Facebook... Read more
MIT Talk and Tribeca Hacks
We wanted to let you know about a speaking engagement the HOLLOW team has this Wednesday at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Open Doc Lab (@opendoclab).
We are... Read more
"Why I Choose The Coal"
This morning we heard tragic news of a 27-year-old coal miner losing his life in Greenbrier County, West Virginia. Our thoughts immediately went to Bobby Lee, a 26-year-old miner in... Read more
We hope that everyone had a great Thanksgivingwith friends and family! Since you are probably laying on the couch recovering from consuming too much turkey and stuffing we figured... Read more
T-Shirts & Salute to Veterans
We have had quite a few folks asking if we planned to sell our team t-shirts. We hadn't originally planned on it but our awesome designer Jeff whipped... Read more
Just a quick note to let our backers know we found out today that we were chosen to receive the Media Grant from the West Virginia Humanities Council! The funding... Read more
This morning I wanted to share with you a new trailer!
Hope you enjoy! Share with others :)
Charleston Photo Exhibit
photo by Betty Rivard
If you live in Charleston, West Virginia make sure to check out the opening of "Beautiful McDowell County" photo exhibit this evening.
During ArtWalk on... Read more
Points North Documentary Forum: Camden International Film Festival
This past weekend, Jeff and I traveled up to Camden, Maine for the Camden International Film Festival and Points North Documentary Forum. We spoke with other media artists and filmmakers at... Read more
Future of McDowell County (video)
Hollow participants share their hopes and dreams for their communities.
If you're in McDowell County don't miss the Arts on the Runway event this Saturday at the old Welch... Read more
Postcards coming soon!
Quick update: All of you who chose the postcard reward can look forward to receiving one within the next few weeks! We just got the shipment in today :)
Next... Read more
Tribeca Film Institute Awards New Media Fund to "Hollow"
Today the Tribeca Film Institute announced they have awarded us a New Media grant for post-production of "Hollow." Words can't even describe how excited we all are! Even our mascot... Read more
Help HOLLOW get to SXSW Interactive 2013
We need everyone's help again! West Virginia University (my alma mater) has submitted a panel featuring HOLLOW and 18 Days in Egypt for SXSW 2013 in Austin titled, "The People's... Read more
It's been a month since our last update but we hope you have been keeping up with our daily updates on Facebook, Tumblr and Twitter.
The community-created content has picked... Read more
Presentation at West Virginia University
Yesterday, I traveled to Morgantown to talk about interactive storytelling and "Hollow." Also speaking at WVU was Jigar Mehta, a journalist, documentary storyteller and creator of the interactive documentary, 18... Read more
In Focus: HOLLOW
Last week I was invited to be on "In-Focus" a 30-minute program on WVVA-Bluefield. Eric Greene interviewed me about the project and our progress since May. However, due... Read more
HOLLOW'S First Teaser
After some technical difficulties we finally got the video file uploaded! Please watch and share our first teaser that features some of the places and people we have... Read more
FIRST TEASER FOR HOLLOW
We are very excited to share our first teaser of the people and places we have filmed since mid-May. We have alot more work ahead of us but... Read more
Community Camera Kits Have Arrived
Thanks to your donation we were able to purchase five camera kits for the community. We are so excited to get these in the hands of residents.
The past month... Read more
Image: Gary, West Virginia by Elaine McMillion
Just a quick update to let everyone know we are making progress in McDowell County. This week I have spent most of my... Read more
115% funded and exciting updates!
Thanks to 530 awesome backers we have reached and exceeded our goal!
This has been such a fun experience sharing HOLLOW with you and we are so grateful that you... Read more
Good morning from Appalachia
The long drive from New England to West Virginia on Wednesday was well worth it when you have the chance to wake up to a view like this!
We wanted... Read more
66 Hours To Go!
We're so grateful that many of you have continued to support "Hollow" even past our $25,000 goal!
We're so close to $26,000 with 66 hours remaining! Please continue to share... Read more
We've exceeded our $25,000 goal thanks to all of our awesome backers! But, thanks to generous in-kind donations from native West Virginians, we have new rewards!
We have 10 autographed... Read more
$25,000 GOAL REACHED!!
Backers: It's time to celebrate!!!
We have reached our $25,000 goal thanks to your generosity.It has been an amazing few weeks getting messages from so many of you about what inspired... Read more
New Reward: "New Deal Photographs of West Virginia"
We're so excited to offer this new $150 reward donated by West Virginian artist, writer and photographer, Betty Rivard.
DESCRIPTION: New Deal Photographs of West Virginia, 1934-43,by Betty Rivard,... Read more
Saturday Morning News
This morning the Register Herald (Beckley, WV) featured an in-depth article about "Hollow." This article is quite exciting because they even interviewed McDowell County residents, Josh Clevenger and... Read more
Press Roundup: $9,000 to raise in 9 days
Just a quick update to say thanks for helping us make it to 64% of our goal! We're getting closer and closer everyday to $25,000. I will soon... Read more
Press Roundup: 13 More Days to Raise $13,239
Just a quick note to share two news articles that were recently published about Hollow. Check out the article in the Daily Athenaeum and The Hillville Magazine. This... Read more
$10,000 and beyond!
Wow! We are beyond excited right now and so grateful for everyone's amazing support. We have officially made it over the $10,000 mark thanks to some awesome people this evening.... Read more
Hollow Featured on "The Revivalist"
Mark Lynn Ferguson, the face behind "The Revivalist", interviewed me about Hollow's mission. Please take the time to read and share with potential donors. The article really captures the spirit... Read more
US Senator Jay Rockefeller Endorses "Hollow"
United States Senator Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) expressed his support today for Hollow on Twitter.
No matter what end of the political spectrum you're on, I think we can all agree with Rockefeller.... Read more
Morgan Spurlock Tweets About "Hollow"
I just wanted to share this quick update with you that Morgan Spurlock (documentary filmmaker and West Virginia native) just endorsed "Hollow" on Twitter.
If you have a... Read more
Hollow: Staff Pick
Hollow is featured under the Kickstarter Staff Picks today!
Check it out!
We hit 10 Percent!
I have great news! Thanks to our 40+ backers we have hit the 10% ($2,500) goal of our $25,000campaign! We are so excited that this project is... Read more