How to Build a School in Haiti - Update
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It's been a while since the last post and I thought I'd just send along a quick update about the status of the film and some plans... Read more
Back in Haiti!
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We are back in Haiti filming follow ups with the village, our American characters, and experts for the documentary.
We will be updating the facebook page with... Read more
The Process of Filmmaking: Post-Production Update
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I know it's been a while since the last update, but rest assured we've been hard at work.
Here's the story from last we spoke:
1. We... Read more
Transcriptions - Boring but Important
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It's been a while since the Kickstarter ended and I wanted to give you a quick update on what we've been up to in the meantime.
The... Read more
LOOK WHAT YOU DID!
Now, we just have to make the darn thing...
More to come. We'll be in touch. Thank you all.
You (yeah, you!) got us here. Thank you.
We are in the final 3 hours of this Kickstarter campaign. I have been overwhelmed by the show of support from friends, family, strangers, and likeminded people from all over... Read more
WBEZ - Today at Noon!
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I will be on WBEZ's Worldview program today starting at noon CST. You can tune in on the radio or stream from the link above. It will... Read more
STRECH GOAL ANNOUNCED! - $30,000 for a Rough Cut!
As many of you know, Kickstarter is an all or nothing proposition. That's part of what makes it so alluring. With that said, we set the goal of $15,000 knowing... Read more
Big Sky - Big Opportunity
We are about to give a pitch at this Big Sky Doc Film Festival's Pitch to prospective funders, distributors, etc. To be completely honest, we don't know what we are... Read more
Airplane #5 of #8
A day or so ago I returned to Chicago after a successful trip down to Haiti. For those of you who have been with us from the beginning, you know... Read more
Kickstarter - Hacker Free for 1 Days!
You might have heard that Kickstarter got hacked. It's true, they did. If you are reading this on email and have a Kickstarter account you should probably change your password.... Read more
The Iranian Lottery & Haitian Spaghetti
Yesterday we had the opportunity to meet with anthropologist, writer, and (I would say) Haiti expert Timothy Schwartz (pictured below).He told us a story that demonstrated the situation that NGOs,... Read more
Wild Pig Sound - A Primer in the Unintended Consequences of Aid
The world that this film takes place in is a world that has been burned by international economic development before. The folks building the school have had to combat some... Read more
Today's the Day
The reason that we came down to Haiti this time was to film the grand opening ceremony of the school. As I type that I realize that it's not only... Read more
We gave a Haitian kid a camera, and this is what he did with it
Dabens is a 19 year old kid who is in High School in Villard. During previous trips down he said he wanted to be a photographer/videographer. So, this trip we... Read more
Nickel Cinema in Haiti - for all the film nerds out there.
For 2 Haitian Gourdes (which is $0.05) you can buy a ticket and watch a movie in this Cinema. Tonight's movie is starring Jesifra, a Haitian comedian. This is located... Read more
In Haiti and off to a great start!
I am writing this sitting in our hotel in Petion-ville, Le Perroquet, after our first full day in Haiti. As I write this, the kickstarter is hovering just under $3,000... Read more
Haiti is Far
And we are off! Currently sitting on the plane waiting to take off from ORD, land in MIA, get some Manchu Wok and then head to PAP.
In the taxi... Read more