In this day and age, it’s great to have some good news. And this morning, I got some of the best.
Remember at the beginning of June, a project was launched on Kickstarter.com to fund a new movie production? And, not just any production, but a movie mentoring women who unexpectedly need to change their lives?
Well, today at 11:35amEST, the $5,000 goal was reached and the project was funded. The movie that Ally Kirkpatrick as been envisioning with her credible background in film documentation will now proceed.
Ally in the woods near the Green Cabin.
If you remember, Ally’s Kickstarter journey began on May 31, 2013, which seems like forever ago. She and her associates and production crew set up the Kickstarter account to gather her minimum costs of $5,000 to produce the movie, “Stories from the Green Cabin.” I read about it and couldn’t stand on the sidelines of such a worthwhile endeavor, so wrote a post for my web site and cross posted it to BlogHer.
Then began the longest thirty days of my life, watching, waiting and wondering what would happen to Ally and her band of pro-active filmmakers.
Storing up cans for the winter, Green Cabin style.
Well, today the news has arrived! I can tell you with certainty that Ally’s “Stories from the Green Cabin” has tipped over the $5,000 mark, because, oddly enough I was there!
Yesterday, it didn’t look good. She was $600 or so under funding. Today when I visited her Kickstarter site, I couldn’t believe my eyes. The total had climbed to $4, 990!
I was talking to myself, rubbing my eyes and recalculating my second grade math to find out that, YES! Ally was only $10 away from goal.
I just HAD to be the one to push it over the top, and what’s more, I could afford $10.00!
But, I wasn’t prepare. I hadn’t registered with Kickstarter. Oh cruel oversight! Would I miss my chance to push Ally’s project over the top?
I fumbled with registration, each time being told my two e-mails, entered separately, but suppose to match, didn’t. Agh! What to do!?!? Wringing of hands…wringing of hands…
So I erased and reentered both e-mails and voila, I was in.
Lisa Weldon and Ally in production.
I didn’t want there to be any question that Ally over over her goal, so I “dug deep” and pledged $15.00. Woo-Woo! It was the biggest thrill of my life when, after clicking “submit,” the screen came up to read $5,005. Wow…
And, that wasn’t the end of it. E-mails started arriving in my in-box, one after the other. Thanking me for my participation. Acknowledging my gift and promising my rewards to come. I felt so important.
Then, the BIG e-mail came. A video of Ally herself announcing the project was funded. How cool was that?
So, yes! Today was a great day with good news. I am looking forward to all of the good things to come from Ally and her movie futures. And, BTW, did you know you can still add to the Kickstarter total? For the next hour or so, at least.
Help Ally get more for her production needs by going to her site and pledging. Just remember to reenter your e-mails like I did, if you have trouble registering.