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Just 10 Hours Left in the Kickstarter :: IT’S WORKING!

Mere hours left in the Kickstarter! We are counting it down. We have the goal made, but honestly we’re less than a third of the way to having enough money to finish this film.

But here’s why I keep writing: It seems like almost every time one of you dear friends shares the Kickstarter link, we get a visible

What You Can Do Right Now

The following is copied from an email sent out by our dear friend Eleanor a couple days ago. It resulted in a huge rise in pledges to our project. We are now in our final hours of the Kickstarter, and we need your help. Please be inspired:

Dear friends,

Have you noticed how many people are doing unto others right

Announcing Kickstarter Stretch Goal: $60,000

Yesterday, two weeks almost to the minute after launching our Kickstarter campaign, we reached our initial fundraising goal (actually exceeded it by a nice margin, thanks to a $5,000 pledge!).

This morning we rolled out our “Stretch Goal” of $60,000.

The way Kickstarter works is that the initial sum is all-or-nothing, meaning that at the end of the campaign,

The Day We Met Shanta

We knew we were meeting a girl who had people’s attention. They spoke in reverent tones about her intelligence and ‘spark’.

Amy and I loaded up, one with the gear into the back of the tiny car, the other on the back of a motorbike, and wound across Kathmandu–a city seemingly made up entirely of back alleys–to the ancient red-brick

A Wonderful Article on Our Project @ The Sun Break!

Today the project is featured on the front page of The Sun Break, an online magazine of Seattle’s news and culture. Wow!

 

SO MUCH

76 Backers! (It’s Not Just About The Dollars)

We are excited and (I realize now why this is a cliché) humbled to see we not only have over $7,000 in pledges, but we also have 76 backers (as I type; I’ve had to change it once already).

The latter number feels so important. It is the number of people who believe enough in us–or, more importantly, who believe in this

It Occurred To Both Of Us Last Night, Just Before Sleep…

…that not only is this Kickstarter thing a good way to build audience and round up some goodhearted money for your project…

{take a breath}

…but it also is a way to make yourself and your project accountable to a whole bunch of people.

Would you be surprised to learn this was not all that relaxing a thought?

 

KICKSTARTER! (Or: How TGWKTM Saved Your Holiday Season)

Breathing deeply this Black Friday morning. We’ve launched our Kickstarter campaign to fund the final production push.

 

It’s a big thing, asking the world for money. It is presumptuous and humbling. It’s exciting and nervousmaking. We hope upon hope that what we are doing is of value to enough people that we can continue to do it. Wish

We Are Looking For A Couple of Interns!

The Girl Who Knew Too Much is officially looking for interns.

We need one ambitious somebody to help with marketing/outreach, and another to help with production/postproduction.

Please feel free to view and download the linked PDF files (linked below) and forward them to anyone you think might be interested.

We can’t pay in money, but I promise we’ll make it

A new title, a different film: The Girl Who Knew Too Much

We started this project in 2008 with it being about how girls’ education is the best thing we can do in the world. We called it Girlworld.

So much has happened  since then regarding the popularity of the women’s empowerment movement. Amazing people like Nicholas Kristoff and Sheryl WuDunn (Half the Sky) are telling that story . The 10×10 project  is