**UPDATE** On 2/16/16 Our Project Ended With $9,070 Raised!
Every donation receives a "reward" - basically, a gift from us to you. Some of these include readings with Seth Michael, Teresa Kleve, Karen Anderson, autographed books from psychic mediums, an autographed movie poster, digital downloads of the full documentary, tickets to the screening, dinner with Seth and Tristan and more!
The money donated is going to help purchase additional equipment needed for this project (minimum equipment total is $2,000.00):
128 GB SD Memory Card
Halogen Light Kit - including soft box and umbrellas
Multi-Disc Light Reflectors
Photographic light meter
Ultra Wide Angle Zoom Lens
Infrared Night Vision Lens
Shoulder Camera Mount
DSLR Rig Set
Shotgun Condenser Microphone w/ Boom Pole
LCD Display View Finder + Sun Shield
Camera Rain Cover
Rainproof Equipment Bag
Extra Camera Batteries
WE REACHED OUR GOAL. NOW WHAT?
What the money is used for BEYOND OUR GOAL: Our minimum goal amount DOES NOT INCLUDE travel, additional equipment, post-production and distribution costs. (Additional total of - $6,000)
We can make the film with the $2,000.00 we set as our minimum goal. Any funds that go over our goal will only make the film that much better by allowing us the ability to add more adventures and capture more footage at different locations we can travel to.
Also, anything over will also be used for:
Additional Equipment: ($950)
On-Camera Field Video Monitor
Canon T5i or 700D (We need a second camera)
Micro SD card for GoPro camera
Quadcopter Drone HD camera
1TB External Hard Drive
Website: ($150) Domain name and website platform.
Travel: ($2,000) Includes travel to interviews, all film locations (including Oregon Ghost Conference, Port Gamble Ghost Conference and paranormal locations) and Film Festivals.
Film Festival Submissions: ($650) Yes, it costs money to submit.
Post-Production: ($1,000) One big thing is hiring someone as a second editor. We are all working for free, but we will need to hire a professional editor since the editing process will take more than just one person.
Distribution Costs ($2,000): DVDs, Blurays, Posters, PR/Advertising/Marketing, Theater Booking, Preview Screenings, Publicity Campaign, etc. This is going to be the major part of cost for this film.
THANK YOU for getting us to our goal and for every dollar that goes over it!
None of the donations are used as payment for anyone: cast or crew (minus the second editor).
As you can see from the project video on here, we need better equipment. Thank you isn't enough for your assistance to give this film the ability to have a professional production.
RISKS AND CHALLENGES
Filming for this project began on Saturday, January 9th - a gallery reading with Seth Michael and guest psychic medium Aurora at Twilight Theater Company in Portland, OR.
I am taking into consideration the risks and challenges we could potentially face making this documentary. On the first day of filming I ran into an "oh no!" when we ran out of space on the memory card only half way through the gallery reading. Instead of reacting, I responded, and successfully transferred the files onto a laptop at intermission and was able to film the rest. Yes, I lost some changes at additional footage, but have already purchased another SD card (64GB) so this will not happen again. This only showed me how important this kickstarter project is for this film. We need the right equipment (and some backups) just in case something happens.
We are projecting this film will take the entire year to make. It is important to keep everything at a positive pace. I do not feel like this needs to be something I speed through, yet it will not drag on. The goal for completion is December 2016 and I feel that is very manageable.
There are a lot of positive people involved and I know that any obstacle that pops up will not block this film being completed. This is why everyone that donates will always be up-to-date with our progress and feel like you're right here with us.
I will be making plenty of updates to keep everyone aware of the progress of the project. There is a ton of support and I know this documentary will be ground-breaking. I'm excited!