Melissa Marlette & Jen Vestuto

Eventful

Today started off in a pretty great way. I woke up to my alarm, checked my email and saw that we had 5 new backers before our day even started! It was a really great thing to wake up to and definitely gave me the warm fuzzies I was referring to in my last post. I’m so thankful for all the support coming from my hometown. It truly means the world to me that you guys are backing us in this project and I hope I can keep making you guys proud.

Today, we also hit our $10,000 mark. It was an amazing feeling to see that number jump into 5 digits. Both Melissa and I feel really good about it, but let’s be honest, we still have a ways to go. Even though we’re off to a great start, we can’t get complacent. We need to keep the momentum going in order to reach our goal. Our dream is to hit it before the 30 days because when we know we have the money, we can really move forward with a lot of the production stuff. Right now, we’re kind of at a stand still because there’s only so much we can do ahead of time without the money in place.

So guys, I’m counting on you to keep spreading the word and to share this with as many people as you can. As filmmakers, we feel an immense responsibility to make this movie the best way we can, not only for us, but for all of you. We make movies to show to audiences and to tell stories that we believe are worth telling. For those of you that have backed us, we know you want to see this story as much as we want to tell it. We need a lot more support in order to make that dream a reality and if you haven’t backed us yet, you still have the opportunity to be a part of it. Filmmaking is the most collaborative medium there is and we truly cannot do this without an army of people backing us.

Alos, this evening, we went to an event at Film Independent and were really pleased with it. We met a lot of really interesting people who seemed to be really interested in what we were doing. It felt really good to talk more about the project with people in the business that we didn’t know and to spread the word to another network of people. We’re hoping to gain some outside support from the people we met and chatted with. Fingers crossed on that one!

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Tomorrow is Day 6, and we will set more goals for you guys to surpass tomorrow. Until then, keep sharing, keep backing, keep believin!

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