With the holiday season upon us, we reflect on all that has happened over the past year. And what a year it has been! We expanded our team of talented individuals, won a prestigious grant, wrapped filming, met with interested broadcasters and festival programmers, and are deep into the final editing phase. We're still working hard every day to finish and release the film and are on schedule to complete our cut by the spring.
As a special reward for your patience and early support, we’d love to give you an exclusive and private sneak peek of one of our brand new scenes. Just click the link or image below (or copy and paste the link into your web browser), enter the password provided and hit return or click on the “Access” button to view. Enjoy!
SNEAK PEEK OF A NEW SCENE, "A Visit to the Doctor"
TO VIEW, CLICK HERE: https://vimeo.com/114840468
ENTER PASSWORD: kickstarter
(Please don’t post this link and password publicly!)
We’re so inspired by the powerful response we’ve seen to Michelle and her story, and for the endless support of friends like you. In fact, we just received a $1,000 donation from an incredibly generous supporter. We’re so grateful! If you are planning year-end charitable giving, please consider your friendly independent film team at THREE DAYS TO SEE via our 501c3 fiscal sponsor, Filmmakers Collaborative via the link below. Of course, all donations are tax-deductible and you will receive an e-mail receipt for your donation within 24 hours.
To make a year-end tax-deductible donation, click here
Happy holidays and we look forward to another inspiring year ahead!
Garrett and the Three Days to See team
We’re editing the film! It’s an exciting time for us. After following some new twists in Michelle’s life, we have officially wrapped filming and have since taken a deep dive into our rough-cut edit. With so much rich footage to stitch together, it will take time to craft the strongest story, but we hope you’ll appreciate the end result. For us, seeing Michelle take key steps toward independence and finding her own voice has been worth the wait!
In addition, our team was recently accepted to and participated in Independent Film Week in New York City. This esteemed industry event helps advance new projects and nurture the work of both emerging and established independent filmmakers. In five jam-packed days, we made connections with top industry executives, from HBO to Sundance. Garrett wrote a blog post about the experience for the LEF Foundation, who provided us with a production grant, which you can read here.
Our goal now is to finish the film in early 2015, and of course we’ll let you know as soon as we have more news. We are eternally grateful to all of our backers and supporters throughout this ever-evolving process, and can’t stress enough that none of this would have been possible without your belief in our story.
All our best,
The THREE DAYS TO SEE team
We want to share some fantastic news! We are incredibly honored and thrilled to announce that THREE DAYS TO SEE received the very competitive 2014 Moving Image Fund production grant from the prestigious LEF Foundation! The LEF Foundation “champions work that is provocative, heartfelt, and challenging in style and substance.”
Check out the official grant announcement here, along with some of the other amazing films we are honored to keep company with: LEF MOVING IMAGE FUND GRANT ANNOUNCEMENT.
In addition, our THREE DAYS TO SEE Fundraiser event at the Charles Hotel in Cambridge Tuesday night was fantastic! Thank you to every one who attended donated and/or made a contribution or gave us a hug. You helped make the night one we will never forget! A very special thank you to Sarah Mabry of the Charles Hotel who was instrumental in making this event such a tremendous success – we are so grateful!
The joint was bubbling over with love and goodwill and everyone was smitten with Michelle as she sang two beautiful songs and a well-known Disney encore in which many joined in for the chorus! Check out the photos below.
This vital support means the world to us, and we celebrate with the amazing encouragement and help of all the film’s friends and fans! Onward!
Warm regards, Garrett and the THREE DAYS TO SEE team
P.S. Our man Jeff Migliozzi (one of the stars of THREE DAYS TO SEE) was on Perkins radio recently. Jeff (who is blind) is working with Purdue University on the Global Soundscape Project. "listen" to this and it will change the way you listen! https://soundcloud.com/radioperkins/soundscape-radio-show-ears-to-the-world
Hello wonderful backers,
Thanks for all your continued support and patience - we have been working hard and have more exciting film news to share ahead!
But for now, two things:
PARTY IN CAMBRIDGE – MAY 13!
We hope any of you in the Boston/Cambridge area will be able to join us at our May 13th “fun-raiser” at Noir Bar in the Charles Hotel! It will be a righteous party with cocktails, snacks, sneak peek of the film, amazing raffle prizes and silent auction items, and Michelle Smith and other special guests in attendance!
Please reserve your tickets below and chill with the cast & crew of THREE DAYS TO SEE. We can’t wait to see you!
WHAT: THREE DAYS TO SEE Fundraiser Party
WHERE: Noir Bar, One Bennett St., Cambridge (Charles Hotel)
WHEN: Tuesday, May 13 from 6 - 8 p.m.
TICKETS: $30 each (click the link below)
PERKINS GALA 2014
We were honored to be at the annual Perkins Possibilities Gala on May 1, which was a wild success! Michelle took the bus on her own from Bangor, Maine, for the event. We were invited to show a six-minute version of THREE DAYS TO SEE as the centerpiece video of the Gala. When Kevin Bright asked Michelle to stand up after the video, she received a rousing ovation. Many people came up to Michelle (including at least one CEO!) to offer their encouragement and help her make connections for the future. This was especially exciting to see the immediate impact the film could inspire in people who wanted to make a difference in the life of Michelle or someone like her.
Here are a couple photos of the Gala with Michelle watching herself on the big screen, and a video where Michelle is dancing to Sly and The Family Stone in the front row (along with other THREE DAYS TO SEE stars Ashley Bernard and Jeff Migliozzi).
We know that NONE of these next steps would have been possible without you, our Kickstarter backers, and we can’t wait to tell you more very soon!
Yours, Garrett and the THREE DAYS TO SEE team