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THREE DAYS TO SEE is a feature documentary about discovering beauty in the face of darkness.
THREE DAYS TO SEE is a feature documentary about discovering beauty in the face of darkness.
314 backers pledged $23,157 to help bring this project to life.

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Major Updates for Best and Most Beautiful Things

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Hello friends,

We have three big, exciting updates to share with you! First, the Best and Most Beautiful Things team is excited to announce that we have officially reached what we in the biz call “picture lock,” meaning the final cut of our film is now complete and (whole-heartedly!) approved. This is a big milestone in the post-production process and we’re very pleased to have finally reached it with your support!

But our work isn’t done. Our next steps include original music, color and sound mix – the final crucial elements that will make our film “sing”! We are on target to complete the film in August, followed by a World Premiere once we are invited to our first film festival. We’ll keep you posted, of course!

Two other fun updates we wanted to share include: 

  • We recently won the 2015 Works In Progress Award from Independent Film Festival Boston and UMB Film Series. Thank you everyone for the support and good wishes!  

  • We have been awarded a Spring 2015 Moving Image Fund Grant from the prestigious LEF Foundation, this time to help support our post-production work! We are continually energized by how Michelle's story resonates with so many and are proud to be among the many prestigious projects supported by this organization. Click to learn more.

Also, please note that as we near the finish line, this is the last chance to submit your name to appear in the credits if you donated to our Kickstarter campaign. If you didn’t submit a Kickstarter survey to us following the campaign, and would like a name to appear in the “Thank You” or “In memory of” credits, please email arianagarfinkel@gmail.com with your name and information by July 17.

We continue to work hard every day to raise awareness and funds for the completion, promotion and community outreach around Best and Most Beautiful Things. Tax-deductible donations are always welcome (click to make a donation) to help with the critical next steps that will make-or-break the launch and impact of our film and its powerful messages around self-discovery, empowerment and love.

Thank you, as always, for your passion and your support. We’re almost there!

Your friends,
Garrett and the Best and Most Beautiful team

Three Days to See Important Updates

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Greetings Kickstarter teammates,

We are very excited to share the latest news on our film! With the evolution of Michelle’s story, the teachings of Helen Keller are never far from our hearts. In fact, the famous quote from Helen Keller, the one that first inspired Garrett to make this film, and that hangs prominently on the wall in Michelle’s mother’s home, has become a sort of mantra for our team: "The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart."

After much soul-searching and deliberation, we decided to change the title of the film from"Three Days To See" to "Best and Most Beautiful Things." Even though it's hard to wrap our minds around a new title, we feel this positive and poignant phrase expresses the film's true message about beauty and what matters most in life: love. We hope you like it as much as we do!

In addition, we are proud to announce we have been selected to participate in the Independent Film Festival Boston / University of Massachusetts Boston's Film Summit on Thursday, April 23. We are invited to present a short clip of the film as part of the Massachusetts Works-in-Progress program. The event is moderated by Boston Globe Film Critic, Peter Keough and draws an audience of filmgoers, potential funders, broadcasters, festival programmers, brand partners and industry insiders, with the goal of creating a unique coalition of awareness and support for local filmmakers. We’re thrilled!

Our editors, Jeff Consiglio and Sarah Ginsburg, have been very hard at work finishing the film, which should be ready to premiere in the fall 2015 or winter 2016. The finish line is in sight!

As always we are grateful for your support and patience. More news to come soon!

Warmly,
Team “Best and Most Beautiful Things"

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Seasons Greetings & Bonus Footage Sneak Peek

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Dear friends,

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!
Warm wishes,
Garrett and the Three Days to See team

The Home Stretch: Three Days to See Update

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Dear friends,

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 

A perfect fortune at dinner with Michelle
A perfect fortune at dinner with Michelle
Our editor hard at work!
Our editor hard at work!
The program at IFP
The program at IFP