Last 2 Days at Kicktarter for Thomas Chapin Film, Urgent! Help Needed
(Published: March 27, 2013)
THOMAS CHAPIN FILM PROJECT - MARCH 27, 2013 -- The 45-day, online fundraising effort at Kickstarter.com for the Thomas Chapin jazz film project ends in two and a half days (Saturday at 11:45 EDT). EMMY-winning filmmaker Stephanie J. Castillo's push to find backers to pledge support so she can shoot her feature-length documentary this summer is urgently in need of help.
With more than 150 backers and more than $22,000 in pledges, Castillo is still very far from her goal of raising $50,000. Undaunted, she says, "it's a very steep hill to climb. But I still believe! Alot can happen at Kickstarter in two days."
Inspired by the global backers who have come from all over the U.S., as well as places as far away as Japan, Australia, Lithuania, Portugal, Spain, Germany, France, Italy, Switzerland, Brazil, Morocco, and Canada - many of whom played with Thomas, or knew him, or saw him play, Castillo says there's this amazing will to see this film made.
As one young musician said: 'In my mind, a well-produced documentary could help spread Thomas' music around the world, and while it is so terribly unfortunate he himself cannot do so, I believe spreading his music in his memory is of the utmost importance."
Here's how to help, she says.
Go to my Kickstarter page http://www.kickstarter.co...
* Pledge now. Big or small, all pledges are welcomed.
* If you have already pledged at Kickstarter, increase your pledge amount.
* If you know someone who could be an Angel or a "significant giver," tell them about the film and ask them to pledge at Kickstarter. We need Angels and large givers now.
* Join The 100 x $100 Group. We're looking for 100 people to pledge $100 to boost the giving. 100 x $100 = $10,000
* And let others know, forward this information and invite them to help.
Castillo says for those who prefer to send a check, send it to Akasha -- Thomas Chapin's nonprofit charity for music education and his legacy. It will issue a tax- deductible receipt.
Terri Castillo Chapin
33-51 84th St. #2-C
Jackson Hts, NY 11372
Castillo plans to continue fundraising after Kickstarter so she can finish the film in 2014. "No matter what happens this Saturday at Kickstarter, we will keep moving to share Thomas's inspiring and remarkable story with the world."
More information about the jazz master can be found at www.thomaschapin.com. A short video is up at Kickstarter.
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More Information: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/290658030/night-bird-song-the-thomas-chapin-story
Thomas Chapin Film Project