Our second day in our week of giving thanks recalls another week not too long ago when we felt very fortunate. Just after returning from our first recording trip to the South, The 78 Project was invited to participate in IFP’s Independent Film Week in New York as part of the Spotlight on Documentaries. We were so honored, and we wanted to do something special as a way of showing our appreciation. So we invited our dear friend Timmy Mislock (The Antlers, Abandoned Lighthouse) to record a 78 with us during our screening time at the conference. Timmy sang “Satan, Your Kingdom Must Come Down” for a rapt audience of filmmakers and industry and a few invited friends. And we played it back for everyone right there in the room!
This month of connecting with our friends, family and fans to fund our movie has been wonderful. We feel so energized by everyone’s support!
Our Kickstarter campaign to fund The 78 Project Feature Film ends Friday, October 5. We can finish strong with your help!
These next few days are your last chance to contribute to our movie fund. We’d love to have you be a part of this journey! Please go to our Kickstarter campaign page and read a little bit more about our fundraising efforts and plans for finishing the film. And donate if you can!
This movie has already exceeded our expectations, and we still have more shooting ahead! We compiled this video for our Kickstarter, made of moments from the The 78 Project web series, to give an idea of the kinds of experiences we will be finding as we shoot the film. Take a look, and if you like what we’re doing, please join in and help us continue.
So many amazing things have happened this month as a result of this community-driven funding campaign.
We had the opportunity to post four great new tracks from our adventure as updates in our campaign. You can hear Arborea‘s “Red Bird,” Ella Mae Bowen‘s flipside song “Heart Locked Out,” Timmy Mislock performing “Satan, Your Kingdom Must Come Down,” and Star & Micey‘s flipside “Rocky Song.”
Plus we’ve gotten wonderful press. Over the last two weeks our project and our Kickstarter campaign were featured in The Village Voice, USA Today’s PopCandy blog and The Awl.
Thank you truly and deeply for watching and listening and supporting The 78 Project!