Dear Millie Backers,
I hope that you are all doing well. I wanted to give you all an update on the status of the film!
A couple of weeks ago, we had another fundraiser event in my hometown of Rochester, NY. We had a nice turnout, with good food, a performance by a salsa group called Sal Morejo, and then an open forum where people in the room shared about their memories and experiences of the Young Lords.
We were interviewed on the local Latino radio station, and the local newspaper, the Democrat and Chronicle, did an article on us as well. We were able to raise a little bit more money towards the goal, and we feel like we are on our way.
There was also another article written about us and the project on an online indie film newsletter, called The Examiner. So, step by step, we are making progress.
We are currently seeking corporate sponsorship to take us the rest of the way to goal. We have mailed out several promotional packages to various companies and will be following up with them in the coming weeks. My goal is to have the funding in place by the end of the summer and to be able to actually begin shooting in late September.
Thank you again for all of your support on this project.
(I've attached some links to some press that we've done in recent weeks).
Un abrazo para todos,
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