Hello all, as we’re into the Christmas season now we wanted to touch base with you all and let you know how things are going here at Beautiful Earth as we near the end of 2012.
It has truly been a magical year for us both. We have worked extremely hard with many days of long hours to get to the point where we have completed almost all of our filming for Stanley Park: An Urban Wilderness. There have been so many breakthroughs this past year where we have managed to interview people that we pursued for many months and finally got the time we needed with them which gave us so much material, more than we could ever need. They really were some of life’s golden moments.
We also found ourselves on the other side of the camera when we were chosen to feature on a local television show and talk about our film and ourselves; it was a nerve-wracking experience to say the least! It turned out very well though and we are so pleased and grateful that we had the opportunity to share our thoughts with so many people.
We also had an interview at CBC Radio which we loved doing, but so far hasn’t been aired. We’re still hoping it will be so let’s all keep our fingers crossed for that one.
Beautiful Earth with Sheryl Mackay of North by Northwest at CBC Radio 1 Studio.
We launched a funding campaign on Indiegogo in the fall and although it wasn’t successful in the way that we hoped we are extremely touched that we had the contributions that we did. Our heartfelt thanks and gratitude go out to you all that were generous enough to donate.
We will be doing so much more in the New Year to secure sponsorship and funding in order to finish this project, which will involve huge leaps of faith on our parts to dive into the unknown this way. But as they say, you can’t learn to swim by standing on the shore! This whole journey feels like that, the courage to take that leap, to see what happens if you try.
We find ourselves at a point now where we still have a great deal of hard work to do to complete what we have started but it’s very exciting too. We have a bright future ahead, with big plans for the company, which will see us expanding into other things; but those plans will be kept under wraps until they become viable.
Thanks as always for reading and we’ll leave you with the best of wishes for a very merry Christmas and a happy new year!
Hello all. We just wanted to let everyone know about something that is currently going on behind the scenes here at Beautiful Earth at the moment, which is a very big deal for us, and will see us stepping into a very successful future if all goes to plan.
We are, as you read this, putting together a huge funding campaign through the very popular organization Indiegogo that a lot of you have undoubtedly heard of. If not, please check out their site and take a look at some of the campaigns currently running: www.indiegogo.com
We have achieved a great deal since we started filming this project back in the spring of 2011 and managed some incredible things that we really had our doubts about at the beginning. There have been some hurdles in our path but such things seemed to just send us in even more exciting directions and placed people in our sights that we would never have met otherwise. There were even certain people we’ve interviewed that are in the habit these days of turning most requests down but welcomed us enthusiastically; it made us wonder if what we’re doing is just that bit more special than we realize.
We are now busier than ever before and it will only become more so as we begin to enter this last episode of our epic journey. As we look back at everything we’ve filmed it can seem quite daunting as we now have well over sixty hours worth of footage to go through. Editing will be more than a full-time job!
Making a documentary can be an extremely expensive thing to do, particularly if an attempt is made to do it on a full-time basis. Even with our small set-up and the skills we are very fortunate to have, such as Grant’s ability to build the website, we are incurring costs that are stretching way beyond our means.
So far, we have done everything with no funding, no sponsorship and it has relied entirely on our own money, scarce as it is. We have now come as far as it is possible to go and so we are turning to Indiegogo and will also be seeking out funding and sponsorship outside of that.
We will be launching the campaign very soon and wanted to let you all know ahead of time. It is our hope that you will help us out so we can achieve our goal and finish this wonderful project. If nothing else we hope you can help us spread the word far and wide so that this documentary finally gets released.
Thank you all for reading!
Help Beautiful Earth Achieve our goal, watch out for our campaign on Indiegogo!!!