ICYMI, I just posted this on my facebook page…
[Additional Ed. Notes from me in parenthesis.]
*****STOP THE PRESSES*****
So this happened. As Yael Shavitt announced [here]on my Filmic The Page blog Friday morning at 7AM, Split: the Web Series had a matching donor for a 72 hour period to help them reach 100% on their Seed&Spark campaign.
Being the powerful influencer/incentivizer/rocket booster that I am, I had intended on releasing my EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with Yael 24 hours before that 72 hour period ended.
Well, #GuessWhatNowWhat. SPLIT became 100% FULLY FUNDED in about 7 hours, not 72. By Friday afternoon they had reached their goal. Thanks to many of YOU (and many others across the interweb).
NOW, it gets even better. I just received this email from Yael and her team announcing her STRETCH GOALS, so let’s not stop now. Besides telling you what a little more $$$ will mean to this female-driven production, NOTE WHAT 250 FOLLOWERS ON SEED & SPARK will give them. Here’s the email:
100% & BEYOND
Dear Split Supporters,
Yesterday was a very eventful day [part 1]…
We reached and exceeded our initial goal of $8,000! You all pitched in so beautifully that we raised $1,015 in a single day (!) which in turn became $2,015 today, after being matched by our Anonymous Donor.
This brings us to 114% of our initial goal. Wow. Wow! And once again, wow!
We cannot thank you enough for the amazing support you’ve shown us throughout this campaign so far.
– Wait, does this mean the campaign is over?
– So glad you asked. Not at all!
The initial $8k goal we set is only a portion of the overall budget we need to produce the remaining five Split episodes.
With 7 days left to the campaign, we’re now setting a STRETCH GOAL of $10,500.
Ending the campaign with this amount would mean we’d only need to secure an additional $5,500 from grants and/or personal funds to produce the rest of the episodes. This will pave the way for us to film these episodes this very summer with the full crew, equipment and mojo we had for the pilot.
So if you’ve been meaning to give, but haven’t had a chance yet, your contribution would still be just as helpful now!
Yesterday was a very eventful day [part 2]…
We reached 200 campaign followers yesterday! Hooray! To celebrate we’re sharing this silly Blooper Reel with you, our loyal supporters. Enjoy…
Our next target is to reach 250 followers. This will make us eligible for Seed&Spark’s #DiversityIsAlwaysOn Filmmaker Perks ($10,000 worth of perks!). Check it out:
As always, thank you for your continued support,
Hannah, Molly, Pyra & Yael
So there you have it. I want to point out that FOLLOWING IS FREE on Seed & Spark, so if you could SHARE this whole post, and we can get them over the 250 followers, they get all those perks ($10,000 worth) AT NO COST TO YOU WHATSOEVER.
Follow, follow, follow. SHARE, SHARE, SHARE.
And speaking of following, you’ll definitely want to follow my blog [this very one you are reading right now] now at www.filmicthepage.wordpress.com because due to this AWESOME turn of events, I will release the interview (FINALLY!!!) on Monday morning.