We did it! CLOSER THAN YOU THINK has been accepted into the MSPIFF
Dear Paul Irmiter: Congratulations! We are pleased to inform you that your film CLOSER THAN YOU THINK has been officially selected for inclusion in the 35th Annual Minneapolis St. Paul... Read more
612im and Paul Irmiter Present "Cuba" - An Art Exhibition with Live Music
Here is a link to an event this Friday in Minneapolis. Please stop in for a drink, art and conversation. Live music and a screening of: Mo "The Magician" Closer... Read more
Free - Fast - Friday - Fun!
We are having a screening of the first part of our film. This is a little look inside the world of Moises Whitaker. We met him while filming... Read more
Cuban Event Reminder! Today-Sat!
Hello Kickstarter Supporters!
First of all, we at US Cuba Artist Exchange and Closer Than You Think : The Cuban Artist Project want to thank you from the bottom of... Read more
WE DID IT!!! $42,787!!!
We are overjoyed to announce that we made our Kickstarter this morning!!!!! Wooo hoo!!!
We can't express our joy, gratitude and overall love enough for you, our amazing crew... Read more
51 hours + Double Your Donation Match + Camilo Interview Sneak Peek
51 hours left and $15,326 until we make our goal. We are excited to announce that an anonymous donor has offered to match up to $7,663 -... Read more
It Takes A Village - and that's you!
Crew | Familia | Our Village -
We start today with 4 days left and only $16,199 to go on our Kickstarter. We've come this far and we know we can... Read more
6 Days Left + Interview SNEAK PEEK!
Good Morning Backers!
We are in our final week and we can't thank you enough for your support through this exciting, humbling and sometimes stressful experience. We are glad you... Read more
A word from Mariesa to share
Good Morning Crew,
Over the last few days our numbers have been climbing rapidly! We are now at $18,191 - just $3,809 away from making it to half of our... Read more
From Mariesa & Mily - Founders of US Cuba Artist Exchange
Tonight we are feeling very grateful to have 141 backers and $13,515 in pledges. It gives us so much motivation knowing we have such a strong community behind... Read more
I Self Devine & Yrak Saenz Behind The Scenes
We thrilled to announce that we made every dollar of our $5,000 match last week! That's because of you and we can't show our gratitude enough! Below is a... Read more
In the news! Our music video made the top 10 list in City Pages.
Let you poeple know your project is in the news. http://blogs.citypages.com/gimmenoise/2014/05/top_10_must_see_minnesota_music_videos_this_week_05_29_14.php?page=2
We are more then a quarter of our way to our goal. We need everyone to discover what you already... Read more
BBQ, New Video & 12 hrs left to DOUBLE YOU DONATION
It's beautiful out today and we are having a BBQ and Open House so people can come learn more about when we were on location in Cuba filming... Read more
Meet Milagros, we call her Our Miracle.
Great news! Thanks to the generous $5,000 donation match we started this weekend, we finally passed $5,000 and are almost to 100 backers on our Kickstarter. Please spread the... Read more
A word from the director - Please Watch!
Happy Memorial Weekend!
While you're hanging out on the patio today, watch and share this video from our director Paul Irmiter. He gets into detail about how filming the first... Read more
Double Your Donation + Nelson Valdés Music Video
Good Morning Everyone!
We are VERY excited to announce that an amazing and generous donor has offered to match up to $5,000 in donations over the holiday weekend. The... Read more
Thank you + Old Havana & Malecón Video
¡Buenos Días Familia!
Yesterday we hit 70 backers and are already close to 75 this morning. We can't express our gratitude enough that you rallied and became contributors.
We are... Read more
"Quiero Volar" Music Video. Chaka Mkali (aka I Self Devine) & Rafael Gonzalez (aka Tufawon)
We are almost to 50 backers already, in just 5 days. Thank you for your outpouring of support and interest, and please remember to tell your friends to... Read more
Cuban Ingenuity by "The Magician"
A huge THANK YOU to all our supporters! We made it to 30 backers yesterday. Can you help us get to 50 by the end of the weekend?
Meet... Read more
New Trinidad, Cuba Video & Thank You!
Hello, thank you for the support and interest in our Kickstarter!
Here's a new video - Driving in Trinidad, Cuba. We'll be releasing new videos every few days, so keep... Read more