Adventures in Fundraising
This month we have been concentrating our efforts on funding our creativity through a great crowd-sourcing website called Kickstarter! This is particularly important for an indie arts documentary like the Jini Dellaccio Film because there are fewer places for us to go for funding than other documentaries. After about 20 days, we held an informal party for our backers and a few new supporters in the Washington, D.C. area. What a pleasure it was to meet more fans of this documentary about Jini.
Whenever a group gets together like this, things really start to move. It is incredibly important as an independent filmmaker to connect with the audience I envisioned for this film (and I know there are plenty of you out there — photographers, art lovers, rock ‘n’ rollers, readers, writers, and indie film supporters).
I realized people see this film like I do — as a secret history of a talented woman and artist who made a difference with her photography. Jini gave the world unguarded moments in rock ‘n’ roll that otherwise would never have been seen. But Jini’s story is in danger of remaining a footnote in America’s cultural heritage. It is up to us to change that.
Your support is energizing and much appreciated. Sometimes it can feel very lonely out here, when we don’t have a media empire behind us, but on the other hand, this is exactly why this film exists – we are part of a wider artistic community determined to share stories like Jini’s, that would otherwise remain hidden, and unexplored.
Please pass this on – we have less than 10 days, and $10,000 to raise by Jini’s 94th Birthday. So any more spreading of the word, and particularly this will make the difference!