Our Indiegogo Campaign that is.
Thank you so much to everyone who shared it and to those who donated – thank you thank you! It’s a small but mighty beginning with a lot of glorious positive energy behind it. If you were thinking of donating yesterday, do it today! Good karma, love from us, nifty little prizes, and the satisfaction of being part of a sweet film. All that good stuff. :-) And your donation encourages others – which we need!
I can’t tell you what it took to get that thang up. I mean, my goodness. That video was it’s own film unto itself. And I never edit a film over two days’ time. I was operating on very little sleep yesterday and functioning under a kind of mania that I now know is caused by the insanity of social media. I’ve avoided a lot of it for now – and for good reason! It’s totally unhealthy! I think Chris got sick from it all.
Deep sigh. And it’s imperfect. So imperfect, that video! But I don’t have time to fix it because I have to run off to work! Real life? Why? All that can be done for now is breathing. And a thousand emails. And coffee.
But when I look at the video (and actually I’m kind of avoiding it right now – that’s what happens when you’ve edited a thing to death), I feel the heart of it, and I feel pretty proud (proud within limitations because I also want to fix everything immediately, including myself and just the whole project in general). Should I stop writing parentheticals? The video makes me feel…slightly…warm and fuzzy. I think mostly it’s because of the beautiful instrumental music by Eric Lewis and the photographs by Suzi Hass and my own Mama Sue (what Southern man gave her THAT nickname, I wonder).
And it also makes me feel good because the feel of the video does reflect what our movie will feel like. Except, truthfully, it will be funnier. Quirky funny, but funny nonetheless.
Yesterday I got the most wonderful email from my aunt, saying that she and my uncle were proud of me. Oh my god, I started crying immediately. That’s embarrassing! Now they’re going to know! Well, anyway. That’s how tired I was.
Folks, whoever’s listening, Rebecca (this is not healthy, talking to myself) – I am willing to do what it takes to make this movie happen. It’s my dream, it’s my passion – honestly, it’s what I do. Maybe not perfectly. Never perfectly. But I’ll do whatever it takes.
And here’s something lovely and amazing. Someone just anonymously donated $25 while I was writing this blog post. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Everything helps. It all makes me want to cry with gratitude.