Hello, all! Remember when I posted about how I was very excited about the new ballet documentary, First Position? Well, a lovely reader , Chelsea, emailed me informing me of a project on which she is currently working. In the works is a documentary featuring the lives of ballerinas. It is an independent film (she did all the filming) and is now being edited.
I'm so very thrilled to see an enthusiastic emphasis on the fine arts! It tickles me pink knowing people are out there creating their own literature, films, choreography and then sharing with the world! I normally don't do posts like this, but I admire Chelsea's determination and vision.
In order for Chelsea to finish the project, she needs a little help with funding. So far, she's done everything on your own. I'll let her speak for herself and then let you do with the information what you wish. If nothing else, I'm sure she'd love to hear your words of support and encouragement!
"It is amazing all the support I have been getting for this documentary. I think it is a really vital time for us to learn more about the ballerina because there are so many misconceptions out there. What I witnessed at North Carolina Dance Theatre is so different from what is so often portrayed by the media. Of course stereotypes are often built out of some sort of truth so the three dancers featured in this documentary talk directly about their experiences.
In filmmaking there is a very high standard that a film must reach to succeed and that is why it is so important, especially during post-production, to reach out to specialists. I have been self-funding this film up to this point, but I really believe to make it the best it can be and do justice to the ballerina's story it really needs a sound specialist to take it to the next level. The great thing about Kickstarter is that the smaller donations can really add up fast. The most common donation is only $25 and there are people who raise tens of thousands of dollars on Kickstarter. So please don't think any donation is too small.
Lastly, if you have any ideas to help with the fundraising for the film (or would just like to hear more about the film) I would love to hear from you. So please don't hesitate to contact me. Also, thanks so much to Sarah for allowing me to share my film with her readers. I greatly appreciate it."