We were down to the last two days of fundraising. Still short about $20,000 to get to 78% of our budget, which is what we need to realistically crowd fund the rest. I sent out one final email push and waited, watching the clock…
And then it happened. Another investor. And another. And one of our investors already on board decides to up their investment.
And it happened. We hit 78%. And then 80%. And then 81% And then 82%. We have made it to the next level. We can plausibly crowd fund the rest.
We furiously worked to launch the campaign, which involves submitting pages of material about our project, not to mention shooting a campaign video. We scrambled to schedule two of our actors, John Sloan and Milena Govich, to join me and Catia in the video. Being successful actors, both John and Milena had multiple conflicts but we managed to find 75 minutes when all of us were available at the same time.
Beau brought cameras and a tripod, and we shot a funny little video on our bedroom:
Everyone did their job and we got our footage.
We bought an urn (for the movie, hopefully not for us). We raced around town for a still photo shoot for promotional purposes.
Not to mention tons of phone calls, networking, research and hours of work. And in the midst of it all, I had a chilling yet wonderful realization:
We are making this movie.
It’s happening. We still need more money, and a crowd funding campaign isn’t easy, but one way or another we will make it, if I have to personally call everyone I know to kick in at least $25. What has been in the ether for years now is becoming a reality.
Here we go…