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Dreamin’ Up Work: What would you get if you combined Kickstarter + The Elders + Hawaii + Interactive Documentary storytelling?

What would you get if you combined Kickstarter + The Elders + Hawaii + Interactive Documentary storytelling? You’d get Kūpuna, that’s what, but first things first: I’m a dreamin’ man, yes that’s my problem. Not only does that phrase start one of my favorite Neil Young songs, but it also sums up how I feel as […]

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The Elders: It’s starting to happen!

While I was gone filming for the last 6 weeks, something pretty awesome happened for my first feature-length film The Elders: Kickstarter selected it to be shown in their 2nd annual film festival! Check out the poster: They showed a short segment from the film along with 11 other projects that were successfully funded during […]

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The Ultimate Crowdfunding TO-DO list: BEFORE YOU LAUNCH

  7 Things to Consider BEFORE you Launch your Kickstarter Project I get A LOT of requests to help with kickstarter campaigns. Through trial and error on over a dozen kickstarter projects, hours of lectures at Emerson College, and countless meet ups, phone calls and emails with artists and innovators, I’ve refined a “best practices” […]

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The Elders documentary project lands on Kickstarter’s 2010 Award list!

I was thrilled to see that my documentary film project The Elders was listed as one of two other honorable mentions under the category of “Best Short Film” projects on kickstarter this year (2010). What an honor! With thousands of projects to choose from, it’s a pretty awesome feeling to have my work recognized in […]

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The Price on Kickstarter: A Rallying Cry

The Price on Kickstarter: A Rallying Cry It’s been an emotional roller-coaster over the last two weeks as I’ve worked comfortably behind the scenes to spread the word about our animated film project The Price. The outpouring of support has been liberating for me as a maker and producer, and it has been especially satisfying […]

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Kickstarter. Going for Broke with The Price

Over the last 2.5 years, I’ve been working closely with my good friend Christopher Salmon to try and find a way to bring an animated version of Neil Gaiman’s short story “The Price” to life. Deals came and went, and we muscled through the ups and downs – him more-so than me – as this […]

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In the News

In The News: Over the last month, I’ve noticed two big spikes in traffic on my vimeo.com videos page. Yesterday, my inbox was flooded with emails from people on Vimeo – commenting and “liking” my videos. The sudden influx surprised me and I suspected it had been linked to from somewhere. To my pleasant surprise, […]

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