Match Campaign for Souls of the Vermilion Sea!
We are very excited to announce that one of our very generous donors will match every pledge that comes into our kickstarter campaign for Souls of the Vermilion Sea for the next 4 days! Starting today, on Tuesday, June 16th, and running through the end of Friday, June 19th – every single pledge will be matched 1 for 1!
This is an amazing opportunity to get involved in this exciting new story that we are telling about the world’s most endangered marine mammal, the vaquita. Your pledge, if it comes in the next four days, has double the impact! So if you’ve been on the fence about making that pledge – now is the time to jump in!
A lot has happened over the past two weeks since we launched our kickstarter campaign for this new film project. Director Sean Bogle has now returned from Mexico, completing our first official shoot for the film. Our next step in bringing this story to light is to go through the many hours of footage that Sean captured. As we go through this footage, we’ll be looking to answer two separate questions; first – where does this fit into our larger story and which new ideas are worth pursuing as we move forward with our ambitious three year production schedule. Second – how can we use this footage to put together a short video about vaquita conservation efforts.
In addition to the feature length documentary that we are working to produce over the long term, we see the release of these short videos about the vaquita as equally important. We’ll be releasing a series of these short videos through our Eyes on Conservation platform, and these are the videos that will really have the potential to play a role in the outcome of the recovery effort. By sharing information and releasing these components of the larger story of vaquita recovery, we hope to spread awareness about this animal’s plight. These videos will also provide concrete action steps that anyone can take to help the vaquita (one such action step was discussing in our podcast interview with Barbara Taylor last week).
I explain this because we need to hit the ground running to really have an impact on this issue and the funding from this kickstarter campaign will allow us to do exactly that. BUT, we don’t get any of this money if we don’t reach our funding goal of $15,000! So far Sean and myself have been donating our time to this project to get it started, but we can’t do everything ourselves (and we can’t work for free forever!), so we really need your support as we enter this next stage of production.
So please, please, please – take advantage of this match campaign over the next four days and help us reach our funding goal! There are some truly amazing and unique reward items on our kickstarter campaign, but even more important is the satisfaction that you’ll get from knowing that you played an important role in bringing this story to light.
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