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MIDWAY is a powerful visual journey into the heart of an astonishingly symbolic environmental tragedy.
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Midway update!


Greetings to our friends and supporters of the Midway film,  

We know it’s been a long time since we posted an update here. Please accept our apologies for not keeping you more abreast of recent developments.

After some valuable feedback over the last few months, we have undertaken a re-cut of the film to more generously celebrate the beauty and resilience inherent in the life of the albatross on Midway Atoll, as well as highlighting the tragedy of plastic pollution.

Incubating the story that wants to emerge has been an extremely humbling experience. We greatly appreciate your patience while this film matures.

We are now hoping for a Fall 2014 release, and once we’ve decided on our distribution model, those who have pledged at the $25 level and higher will receive a digital download of the film. 

As previously mentioned, an incorrect delivery date for this perk was listed on our Kickstarter project page. We were not able to edit it, though we have sent several notices trying to amend the date. We sincerely apologize for any confusion this has created.

Thank you again and again for your continued support and belief in our project.

In gratitude,

the Midway film team,

We're still flying! And new film teaser...

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Dear supporters of Midway

Thank you from deep in our hearts for all the support and comments and well-wishes. Midway has been shouldering the blustery winds of film post-production, taking its inspiration from the albatrosses’ winged perseverance through all that man and nature send their way.   

We are proud to announce that a work-in-progress version of the film screened at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival last week, and had several edifying showings over the course of the festival.  Co-directors Jordan and Emiliani are now back to work polishing a final version of our film.  

Our new goal:  another festival premiere in early 2014. In the meantime, if you haven’t already, please check out the new film teaser created for TIFF at

It’s been a long flight, but Midway is closer than ever...and we are so grateful you are with us on this journey.

If you donated at the $25 level or greater, please note that your perk of a downloadable copy of our finished film Midway will be available later next year if all goes well with the release of the film.  An incorrect delivery date for this perk was listed on our Kickstarter launch page and we were not able to edit it, though we have sent several notices trying to amend the date.  We sincerely apologize for any confusion this has created.

In appreciation, 

the Midway film team

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MIDWAY film project update!

Dear friends of the Midway film project ,

We hope this note finds you well. It has been a while since an update has been made as we are so busy gearing up to head into post-production of our feature film.

We wanted to thank you again for all your encouragement, love and your passionate support for Midway and let you know that we are working on getting all of your perks prepared. For those of you that have opted for a perk, we will be sending a survey for your address details shortly.

Thanks for your kindness.

We are forever grateful,

The Midway Team

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MIDWAY film project update


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Dear friends and supporters of MIDWAY,

I'm just back from a day of filming on Midway Atoll-- wind whipping off the water at Midway's South Beach, and hundreds of young albatrosses taking off out to sea for the first time. We lined up our telephoto lens on a popular bird runway (a gap between the bushes that lets the fledglings get a running start) and got a smorgasbord of gorgeous shots in ultra-slow-motion: wings pumping, eyes focused like ninjas, sand flying off their sprinting feet, wide images with the breaking surf in the background, closeups of faces and feathers in the wind, long follow shots of birds flying way out to sea, plus a few hilarious wipeouts and face-plants in the sand. We are going to be able to cut together an incredible fledging sequence, as these are the albatrosses who are are making it, surviving and thriving despite the scourge of plastic that pollutes their stomachs and our world.

And here's the coolest part of all: it was YOU who made it possible for us to be here to film this magnificent sight. Wow! What a privilege! And we’re bringing it back to share with the whole world. Thank you all so incredibly much; you will not be disappointed!

With hugs and love from Midway Island,


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