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MIDWAY is a powerful visual journey into the heart of an astonishingly symbolic environmental tragedy.
MIDWAY is a powerful visual journey into the heart of an astonishingly symbolic environmental tragedy.
1,646 backers pledged $112,273 to help bring this project to life.

THANK YOU, MERCI, GRACIAS, OBRIGADO

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,

~cj

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    1. Creator Susie Hewson (deleted) on July 19, 2012

      Tremendously inspirational project that we Natracare SISTERs are happy to have contributed towards. We are so looking forward to this impacting on the reckless plastic dumping into the environment. Thank YOU Chris for committing your time and creativity to making this film happen. What a wonderfully caring community of people out there willing to put their money where their heart's are.

    2. Creator Sondy Sloan on July 18, 2012

      YEAH!!!!!!! WE made it happen didn't we backers. We should be so proud and at the same time, humbled, to be a part of such an important project! For those of you who do not know Chris Jordan, he is a humble and thoroughly engrossing man with an awesome wife, Victoria Sloan Jordan (equally humble and engrossing) without whom.....you ladies and gents fill in the rest. They are my family and I'm so proud of them both as well as the rest of the crew on the Midway Film. Can't wait to see it. Don't we all wish we could have had $8000 to sit with them and listen to their stories? But what matters is the little bit we all did to raise enough money for their awesome task. Can i say awesome one more time? Awesome!

    3. Creator Jade Sherer on July 18, 2012

      Already my eyes are filled with tears....sooo glad I found you in time to be a backer! Wild blessings on you and this task of beauty!

    4. Creator Jennifer Koskinen on July 18, 2012

      Even your words DESCRIBING today's filming make me cry... Beautiful.

    5. Creator kim calder on July 18, 2012

      So happy for you Midway, go smooth xx

    6. Creator Darla Alvarez on July 18, 2012

      woo hoo! So happy this is moving forward.

    7. Creator Nuno Dias on July 18, 2012

      Vocês merecem!... Mas posso esperar para ver o filme :)
      You deserve it!... I can't wait to see the film :)

    8. Creator astrid bant on July 18, 2012

      Estamos juntos!

    9. Creator M.Doumandji on July 18, 2012

      Very happy :D