A Message from MIDWAY's Director, Chris Jordan
This morning my heart is filled with joy and thankfulness for your generous contributions that—one by one—got us to our Kickstarter goal.
Some of you are my close friends and family members, and others of you live in faraway countries and have connected with the Midway project through our website and trailer. To every single one of you, I send a huge tear-filled hug of albatross love and gratitude from here on Midway Island. What a wonderful way to change the world: together, in community, across cultures and languages, with a shared vision of love.
How is that for "new paradigm," ay?
Some of you have asked if you can still contribute, and where the extra funds will go. The short answer is yes, please do, and we will spend them wisely! Most of the funds we raised here on Kickstarter will go toward to immediately funding the trip in progress to capture the make or break season of albatrosses fledging. The remainder of the funds will be put toward two key aspects of the film: the music score, and the editing, and for both of these we are lucky to be working with astoundingly talented people.
For our music score, we are working with Rob Mathes, a world-class multi-instrumentalist and composer who is creating a suite for chamber orchestra that will be recorded this fall by members of the London Symphony Orchestra at Abbey Road Studios in London.
And for our editor, we have the privilege of working with Sabine Emiliani, award-winning editor of March of the Penguins, and one of the most respected nature film editors in the world.
What an honor to work with such dedicated and passionate people, and it is all of YOU who have enabled this to happen.
We still need significant funding for other aspects of the project including one final trip to the island this fall; color correction and sound mix; creation of educational materials to be gifted to educators all over the world; and a few other items. But for now, your generous contribution has given us exactly the boost we needed to keep the film on track for release next year in as many venues around the world as we can find.
Here is one more heartfelt Thank You, wrapped with a joy bomb from Midway Island to explode in your heart all day long!
P.S.: All of the cool rewards you earned, AND a film that will break your heart, COMING SOON!!