This project's funding goal was not reached on February 1, 2010.
Ghost Bikes Film Project is 73% funded!
Oh well... "No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better."
Happy new year!
After some time off to regroup and rethink our Kickstarter strategy, we've relaunched another Kickstarter. We are looking for $2500 to help cover some of the travel expenses we are incurring.
So far, the film tells the story of ghost bike projects in New York, San Francisco, and Sao Paulo, Brasil. In May through June, Portland, Seattle, Chicago, and London are about to tell us their stories too.
We'd very much appreciate if you would support us at our new project page here:
thanks, and ride safe!
meaghan and tom
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First update! Here's hoping everyone had a lovely holiday and a kickass New Year's party time. Thank you to those of you who took the time during their holiday to seek out and pledge to our project. Yours are the best Christmas gifts Tom and I have received!
Please continue to spread the word about our project. If we do not meet our Kickstarter funding goal by February 1st, your pledge will not be charged to you and we will not receive any funding. That means the film will not be able to reach feature length and encompass cities other than NYC... and we really want to include them!
Of course, we decided months ago that we would finish this film one way or another, so at the very least we will end up with a lovely short film about ghost bikes and cycling in NYC. And so, we will honor all pledges deserving a copy of the final film on DVD! Because you believe in us, and we love you for that. So no matter what happens here on Kickstarter, we appreciate your support and will be sending you a copy of the finished film... even if the film is a shorter and less ambitious version of the original idea. But let's try to make our goal! Then everyone gets a much nicer DVD!
PRODUCTION UPDATE Yesterday, our production crew was out following the 5th Annual Memorial Ride and Walk here in NYC. This is a ride and walk organized by the NYC Street Memorial volunteers, which proceeds along a route visiting each of the ghost bikes and pedestrian memorials installed for deaths in 2009. The weather was brutally cold, but over 50 riders turned out. You can read the article and see press photos here at the Gothamist.