The Landscape We Find Ourselves In
Looking for the Right Kind of Relationship
HERE IS A GREAT POST by Dan Cogan, who founded Impact Partners, an organization we kind of fell in love with at IFP’s Film Week.
We find ourselves in the position RIGHT THIS MINUTE of needing to plunge into attempting to secure the relationships Mr. Cogan describes, in order to bridge our funding gap and enable us to keep the momentum rolling.
- A remarkable, timely story
- Incredible access and intimacy with our subjects
- Great footage (just now being unspooled and organized by Amy and Shraddha)
- A world-class, thrice Academy Award nominated editor, Fiona Otway
- A grant and the ongoing support of the Sundance Institute
- An amazingly successful Kickstarter campaign (which means a big pile of invested people we now have relationships with)
- A super savvy and well connected Executive Producer, Karol Martesko-Fenster
- An amazing and dedicated Nepal-side team, Co-Director Ramyata Limbu and cinematographer Shailendra D. Karki
- A whole pile of great Industry contacts that we forged at Film Week, including folks from Mr. Cogan’s organization
Now, with our editor scheduled for the first 4-6 months of next year, we are running hard against a deadline: We want to finish our film by this time next year. That’s going to cost us money, way more than we have. In fact, just getting to where we can go out and secure the REAL finishing funds. Just to get us into the first month or so of Fiona’s time, we are short about $50,000. That’s our funding gap right now.
When I scare it up, that money will bridge our gap by paying for Shraddha, our amazing Nepali assistant editor to review and spot-translate ALL of our footage, for our production manager, Kristin, to wrangle final translation with our team in Nepal, for the purchase of a new computer and RAID storage system for the footage, so that Fiona, our Academy Award Nominated™ editor (sorry, just never get tired of saying that!) can get a good start on cutting our film!
Right now, it’s off to seek investors. Wish us luck.