A leap of faith! That’s pretty much what it takes to come from outside of the artist’s mind and heart and agree to help launch their vision onto a global landscape.
I have seen that leap of faith first hand…and not for the first time. For what at times can seem like no good reason whatsoever, conversation turns toward understanding, and the value in an arts project can be seen by more than one person at once. A collaboration forms. And the idea starts toward a physical manifestation.
And so it is with film in particular, where collaboration is at the inescapable heart of the thing.
For The Most Secret Agent, that leap of faith came early the process with a strong quiet donation that moved everything ahead. They will remain anonymous for now, as is their wish. But we shout a hearty “thank you” in their wonderful direction. And we hope to share the success from their leap with a wide and happy net.
Dear Friends and Donors,
It was a busy week preparing and launching the campaign and not without its rewards. We solidified our core filming team by welcoming Brooklyn-based Robbie Gregson as Director of Cinematography, Portland, Oregon-based Kelley Baker as a Co-Producer and technical consultant, and Richmond, VA based Jeff Hathaway as Music Supervisor. I can’t be more pleased with the development of the team and these team-members. They are all talented people who want to make unique independent documentary film.
We have also slowly moved our fundraising thermometer upward. $2175.00 raised so far. But we hope to gather a bit more momentum over the next few days. The number of donors is just as important as the dollars raised, as it represents an exponential opportunity to expand our network. The work here continues.
On the research and production side, we are moving steadily toward our ability to start shooting in May. If our BIG TENT campaign is successful that will get the team working on the first three official interviews and the collection of archival and technical elements that will result in a full script and official preview for public audiences. These in turn will help our municipal and corporate grant approaches.
We have currently identified 10 interview subjects, with room for one or two more. But a 90 minute film is absolutely the target now.
Thank you again for spreading the word and reaching out to your friends and contacts in a proactive way. It will make all the difference. And as always, don’t hesitate to reach out to me with questions and feedback at any time.
All best and more next week.