Post Kickstarter Update: Tax Deductions, Rewards, Filming Schedule & Website
To All Our Generous and Faithful Supporters!
THANK YOU! Because of your generosity, commitment and your love for the Gaviota Coast “The Twenty” Kickstarter project met and surpassed its fundraising goal! At $81,707 we were 104% funded by nearly 1,100 people. This extraordinary achievement could not have been accomplished without each and every one of you. On behalf of the Surfrider Foundation Santa Barbara Chapter and Highliner Studios, we are extremely grateful for this tremendous outpouring of love and support for the Gaviota Coast!
Now that the Kickstarter project is completed, we want to inform you of a couple of details you should know about:
- We have just transacted the funds from Kickstarter, to Amazon Payments, to Surfrider Foundation National, so that we may ensure your year end tax deductible donations. Please be on the lookout in the coming week or two for an email from Surfrider Foundation, providing you with the necessary information to make these deductions.
- Getting you your rewards is important to us. Just as you willingly pledged your support for “The Twenty,” we pledge to meet our estimated delivery dates for rewards on schedule. We respectfully ask you for your patience: there are over 1,000 of you and just a couple of us. That said, whenever possible, we will do our best to send your rewards to you ahead of schedule.
- We are gearing up to continue filming for the short documentary film “The Twenty” with a goal of a finished film in August 2013. Once completed, we will distribute “The Twenty to film festivals, major media, and the Web and screen it in schools and to community-based organizations. “The Twenty” will be our platform piece, and will help us build a groundswell of regional, national and international support for permanent preservation of the Gaviota Coast.
- Our new interactive website, www.thetwenty.org, will be up and running by January 15th 2013. Here you’ll be able to view “The Twenty” trailer, get updates on the progress of the film, immerse yourself in the history of the Gaviota Coast, understand how development will irrevocably change this sacred area, and meet the people who are battling to save it.
Once again, I am humbled and honored by all of you and the love and support you gave to “The Twenty.” We invite you to continue standing with us and for a Gaviota Coast protected and preserved for all who follow us.
We wish you a safe and wonderful holiday season,
Sandy Lejeune - Chair, Surfrider Foundation Santa Barbara
Scott Walker - Director, Highliner Studios