Friday, July 27, 2012


I MADE IT TO MY GOAL!!!! Thank you everyone for supporting me, believing in me, helping me out, and putting up with my lack of other things to talk about for the past month!

After this post I will be getting back to normally posting about my research and filmmaking progress so if you want to subscribe to this blog you'll get updates whenever I post.

I just don't know what to say...


A door to a career has just been opened and i'm totally running through it. I'm a real filmmaker this is great I'm elated.


Ok, so here is the list of people who have backed my campaign in the last few days:

                                                                               John l Hallagan
                                      Hadassah Head
            Amandaallen Ardelean (increased pledge)
                                                                                                                Joshua Allen
             Sara Parrish
                                                Lawrence Mayo
Stephanie Krasinski
                                                                                  Elaine Jarvis
                                    Darren P. Anderton
                                                                                                                         Ryan Rooney
            Zach Wallenstein
                                                   Ariel Robin
                                                                               Joshua Wallenstein
        Chris Chin
                                  Nancy and Art Aery
     Brian McCann
                                                      Sharon and Ron Kawecki
                                                                                                                                   Lia Ponterotto
                                                                                         Mary Jo Kelleher
                 Jack (pledged and increased)
                                                                   David Currie
                                                                                                                      Adam Flint
  Dan Chan
                                                                                         Peg Johnson
                                                      Jennifer Konig
                                                                                                                                         Jen Godfrey
                  Emily Fonti
                                                                                                          Meredith Bocek
                                      Connie Barnes
                                                                               Allison Kim
                                                                                                                       Julia Razyadov
              Amelia LoDolce
                                                    Rebeka Racz
 Tarco Steel
                                                                            Kristen (increased pledge)
                    Ross and Suzanne Geoghegan
                                                               Anne B Clark
                                                                                                                 Joanne Corey
                                                                                      Brent Gotsch
                 Darlene Tsutsis
                                                Eric W. Yetter
                                                                                                                      Tim Chapman - GBGF
                                                                                Katie Mayo
 Olivia Yin
                                                  Katherine Littrell
             Nancy and Art Aery (increased pledge)
                                                                                  Ken Holmes
                                                                                                                   Maura Weingarten
                                                              Melissa Mischke
                                                                                                         David Currie (increased pledge)
                                  Peggy Benz
                                                                                  Mike Foldes
       Carly Hochreiter
                                                        Jared Biunno
                                                                                                     Cheryl Kindt
                                                                                                                                            Dana Shanon
                            Aaron Cohn
                                                               Christian Eggleston
      Robert Ash
                                                                                               Lidwin Goodwine
                     Richard Kawecki
                                                                                                             Nicholas Anthony
                                                                   Ashlee Yilmaz
                                 Jacky Tibbett
                                                                                                                                  Joshua Barber
                                                                                                Jamie Lee (increase)
                                   William Lauffer
                                                                    Jim Goodwine
                                                                                                                   Brendon Harry
      Katie Gehl
                                 Steve Dixon
                                                Allison Garvey
                                                                                                        Garrick Givens
                                                                                                                            Alexander J Goldstein
               Hank Rudolph
                                                        Evan Jamal Hughes
                                                                                               Tori Dwyer
                                 Annette Rooney
                                                                     Rebecca Austin
      David Morgia
                                                   Aaron MacKenzie
                                                                                                                                 Jesse Gillenwalters
                                                                                                Jared Kraham
                            Mallory Kotik
  Jared Kraham
                                                        Scott Harrigan
                         Daniel O'Connor
                                                                                                                              Randy McDermott
                                                                                         Mike Kerr
                                               Zachary Elkind (increased)
                                                                                                                                  Paul Dotsenko
                                                    Mike Venier
                                                                                        Tom Fuchs
                   Nancy Phillips
                                                                                                                 Nadene J. Bradburn


more updates to come



Thursday, July 26, 2012

Now Or Later. (Never Say Never)

SO HERE'S THE DEAL, I have 33 hours to raise $1,643. Over the past month I have raised over $13,000 of my $15,000 goal and this is the last day and 1/2 I have to reach that goal or no money changes hands. I am anxious about raising over $1,000 in a day, but I know it CAN happen.

IF I DO NOT REACH MY GOAL I am going to wait a few months until I'm further along in the filmmaking process and I'll launch another campaign armed with new knowledge.

REGARDLESS, after July 27 you will not be reading about this campaign on my twitter and blog and facebook anymore, things will go back to normal and I'll be blogging, tweeting, statusing and maybe even vloging about the actual documentary process again which is what this blog is all about.

THE REASON I have been exclusively talking about fundraising is because that's what I've been exclusively doing. Fundraising is a job, within the occupation of documentary filmmaking which I am beginning to realize is more like the frame of a box filled with other jobs like ... fundraising, marketing, shooting, editing, music, sound mixing, research, etc. etc. etc. but this next year will be quite the adventure for sure.

Bring It On


Ps. "thank you"s will be posted after the end of my deadline even if I don't reach my goal because all of the people who have helped me have shown me what it is to be believed in and that's absolutely worthy of gratitude.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Sunday Morning Bike Ride

I only have FIVE DAYS LEFT to reach my fundraising goal!!! KickStarter is an all-or-nothing system so if I don't reach $15,000 by July 27 I don't get anything. Every little bit counts!

Spent the day riding around Binghamton taking pictures, here are my favorites:

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