WILLIAM AND THE WINDMILL Update & Rewards
Dear Kickstarter Backers --
WILLIAM AND THE WINDMILL has exceeded all expectations. I am grateful for your support of our story and our documentary team. This film simply would not... Read more
WILLIAM AND THE WINDMILL wins Grand Jury Prize at SXSW!
To Our Backers --
Last night, our film won the Grand Jury prize for documentary feature here at SXSW. Being accepted to this festival was a gift, but this award... Read more
World Premiere A Success / CNN Live
To Our Backers:
Our world premiere for WILLIAM AND THE WINDMILL was a huge success, receiving 3(!!!) standing ovations following the end of the film. We were honored to share... Read more
To our wonderful backers --
WILLIAM AND THE WINDMILL will have it's world premiere in one hour's time (1.30PM CST). We want to thank all of you from the bottom... Read more
Poster and Exclusive Clip Released!
To Our Backers --
This afternoon EntertainmentWeekly.com exclusively released our poster and a clip from the film on the site's home page. We are thrilled to be receiving such high... Read more
The Hollywood Reporter Releases Trailer Exclusive
To Our Wonderful Backers --
WILLIAM AND THE WINDMILL was a top story on The Hollywood Reporter this morning. Please visit the link below to view an exclusive release of... Read more
Screening Times Announced
Hello Backers --
Our official screening times at SXSW have been announced. Please see below, and let us know if you think you'll be at the film festival. We would... Read more
Thank you! You have made it happen! 376 people gave $111,545
A little bleary eyed here in Moving Windmills HQ (ok, my home office. : ) 40 days of support from hundreds of donors and well-wishers have resulted in... Read more
You did it! YOU did it! We have crossed $110,000 ($110,334) with 9 hrs to go!
Dear all 358 backers who've come with Ben, William and me on this adventure of 40 days and 40 nights. You have done it! You just crossed $110,000 which means the film... Read more
Why are we doing this? Reflections at the end of our campaign
As we head down the home stretch, I think it's important to focus on what is our goal. Four and a half years ago I had the privilege to meet... Read more
Update and William K's triumphant TEDGlobal 2009 Talk
I hope you are having a wonderful Saturday. We are pretty much glued to the computer communicating about the closing hours of the campaign. Speaking of which, the... Read more
Sat. 21 Hours to Go: Watch WK's original talk at TED Africa
I hope you slept well! Quick headlines: 21 hours to go, $103,615, pledges just starting as people wake up, trying to reach $110K so we net $100K after... Read more
Bedtime update and watch the short film that started it all!
Good evening backers!
1. Pledge Update 2. The Moving Windmills Short that started it all.
1. It's 1 am on the East Coast of the U.S. and we're getting sleepy.... Read more
Wow! Thank you! We crossed $100,000 and kept on going!
We did it! Thanks to YOU we have crossed $100,000. However, people are now pledging even more now that we've achieved our super-stretch goal. $100K was about an... Read more
Not an update about $ mostly, exclusive preview of WK's new book
The quick news is: 41 hours left and $97,517. You can turn that into $100K!
I wanted to give you a break from a long fundraising email and... Read more
Just $4337 to go to break $100,000! You can do it together!
Dear Team Moving Windmills, in the 43 hours that remain you can help lots of ways and not all involved money:
1. Increase your Pledge
2. Get another friend or... Read more
Friday 2 am, 54 hours to go: $93K out of $100K: you can make the difference!
It's Friday morning at 2 am, six hours later after the last update. Now we only have 54 hours to goand I'm kind of afraid to go... Read more
60 hours left: Amazing Progress in the last two days! $69K -> $87K!
Thanks to your generosity, we've raised another $18,000 in the past 48 hours, and there are only 60 more hours to go until we're done!
We also blew... Read more
William's projects in Malawi: School buildings, family business
A quick update on what is happening with William's efforts to transform his family and his village.
1. Family business: maize mill (corn grinding business)
Every woman in Malawi regularly needs to... Read more
William back for second quarter at Dartmouth College
Many of you have inquired, "What is William Kamkwamba, the subject of our documentary, up to now?"
William is enrolled as a sophomore at Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH. He is majoring... Read more
William's new children's picture book Amazon best book of Jan.!
Dear Moving Windmills Community,
On January 19, William and Bryan Mealer's new children's picture book "The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Young Readers' edition" will be published. Today, Amazon selected... Read more
Forbes features Moving Windmills in Article about Kickstarter
Dear backers and potential backers,
Yesterday Forbes Magazine picked us as one of their three favorite Kickstarter projects in an article about Kickstarter: Kickstarter - Funding to Turn Passions into Businesses. This is a tremendous validation of our... Read more