First off, I'm very sorry for the lack of communication regarding updates with this project.
We've been working hard on organizing next year's POW! WOW! 2014. It promises to be even better with new artists and murals. We'll slowly start leaking out details and you guys will be one of the first to know.
On another note, your support has helped us to fund and finish a video for our POW! WOW! School of Music! We couldn't have done it without your help!
The video can be watched below or you can see it at our website: http://powwowhawaii.com/blog/pow-wow-school-of-music-year-one/
Please help us spread the word about our schools! It'll help us to continue providing free art and music education to the youth and our community.
Also, the official POW! WOW! 2013 video is currently in production by Banzai Media. You guys will be the first to see it when it releases.
Now for the bad news. We've been working really hard on the book, unfortunately we have realized that we can't get it done by October. We have decided to push it back to 2014, so we can put out a book that we can all be proud of. The good news is that we've decided to include 2014's festival in it. So, it'll be better with even more content and images. :-)
Regardless of the delay with the book, we're still going to send you guys all of the rewards minus the book. You should receive it no later than October.
Thank you all for your support and patience! We love you guys and gals!
P.S. For those of you in Portland, we have a mural festival happening between August 19th and the 25th. It's called "Forest for the Trees". For more information, go to http://www.forestforthetreesnw.com/
Thank you to everyone who helped us achieve our original goal. This will provide us with enough funds to make an amazing highlight video of the event along with a coffee table book. The Pow Wow Hawai‘i film production crew is still filming interviews with the artists along with all of the beautiful pieces that were produced in February.
Director Mikey Inouye’s goal is to make a feature length documentary. Completing a feature film will require hundreds of man-hours in additional shooting, post-production, editing, voiceover studio recording sessions, music composition and licensing, not to mention distribution costs and film festival entry fees.
Your continued support in this last week push will help spread the word of this amazing art event to millions of people around the world. Please continue to share KICKPW.com to everyone you know!
Thank you to everyone that has brought us this far! The community support has been overwhelming, and everyone involved has been tirelessly pushing our humble project to get to where it is. We've received some amazing coverage from Joy Yoon at the Huffington Post, Kristin Farr at Juxtapoz and Eugene Kan at Hypebeast. Everyone receiving this update is a part of something important, and we at Pow Wow couldn't be more grateful for the support.
We're still looking for more help, and we're happy to announce our stretch goals to all of our backers first:
One 5-7 minute highlight video of the event + 3 online artist documentary profiles (3-4 min each).
One 5-7 minute highlight video of the event + 5 (total) online artist documentary profiles(3-4 min each).
One 10-14 minute highlight video of the event, 5 (total) online artist documentary profiles (3-4 min each), and 10 timelapse videos of Pow Wow Hawaii paintings in process.
A feature documentary that will be submitted to film festivals, online media channels, etc.
Our documentary teams has taken tons of footage, but still requires a heavy amount of post production to turn all of the footage into a documentary to submit to film festivals. We need all of your help in spreading the word to make this happen. We're humbly asking for the help of our supporters to post the following:
Let's get the #PowWowHawaii documentary made: http://kickpw.com
Team Pow Wow