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Update #5

Thank You!

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As you all undoubtedly know, we didn't reach our project's funding goal of $60,000 by our end date on March 14. 

We want you to know that this isn't going to stop us in any way, shape or form. We were so pleased to see how much support and enthusiasm came streaming in for Sapience throughout our Kickstarter campaign. We were also amazed at the $21,432 in pledges we were able to raise, and it showed us that this is a film people really want to see made. 

We want to thank you all for the pledges you made, for vouching for us, sharing news and spreading word about Sapience to your networks and friends, and for standing with us.

So what's next for Sapience? 

We're approaching several funding agencies, applying where we can to get funding through other means. We'll continue our work on the film in every way we can; nailing our next couple interview subjects, and delving into the editing process with the material we currently have. We've shot 7 interviews so far, which is a lot of amazing content to work with, and we'll continue to share clips and updates with you as we go through this process.

All we ask of you now, to show your continued support, is to stay in touch. We consider you our core audience and support, and would love nothing more than to stay engaged with you, and keep you up to date on our film's journey:

Add us on Twitter.

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And sign up for our newsletter.

Thank you again for all of your pledges and support, and know that we're not disappointed in any way. If anything, we're even more motivated to keep pushing, and get this film out there during this important time in our modern society.

Sincerely,

Jon, Peter, Suz and the Sapience Team

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      Creator Sapience Film on March 30, 2012

      Thanks so much for the enthusiasm Nicole, your kind words are much appreciated! Although it would certainly help, we'd need a larger amount to finish the film, so we're currently exploring other avenues like completing various funding applications, and potentially (fingers crossed!) coming back to Kickstarter through Hot Docs!

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      Creator Nicole Fogarty on March 26, 2012

      Would it be possible for you to do another kickstarter with a goal of $20000 so you can reach it? I'm sure many of the people who originally contributed would be happy to do so again, myself included.

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