Hello friends and supporters of Ayiti Mon Amour(AQ),
I am writing this note by candle light. The power has been out for the last few hours and luckily I had an extra computer battery and an internet jump drive.
We are down to the wire on our campaign. We've come a long way and still have quite a few miles to go before we can reach our goal. Our numbers are pretty good for a campaign with only 149 funders.
On Sunday, we were blessed with a very generous contribution which allowed us to quickly make a huge leap. I am so grateful to all of our funders for your support and generosity. I've always believed in the kindness of strangers and received so much support from folks from all over the world, IA few weeks ago I did not have any friends in the Philippines or Lebanon but because of this campaign now I have.
AyitiMonAmour(AQ)IndiegogoCampaignVideo(French subtitles) from Guetty Felin on Vimeo.
We've only been here one week and have already completed 5 days of production. We have the support of everyone here in this wonderful little hamlet on the Southeastern coast of Haiti. Judging from the great performances I am getting from the actors and the quality of my team I can already tell you that we are on the road to making a pretty spellbinding film. You will not regret joining me on this adventure. Tomorrow, I will share with you a few pictures the wonderful crew and actors who are making this journey so magical. In the meantime you can go to our tumblr blog.
But it's not over yet. We have 51 hours until our campaign ends. At the moment we are 66% funded and need 7,919 to reach our goal. Many of you have pledged to contribute, there's no better time than now. With your help I am confident that we will make it.
A million thanks to all current and the future supporters.
Darnell Price -Cornelius Moore - Julio Miles - Lisa Victor- Magali Regis - Eli Mcllveen - Robert Bundy - Mira Nair - Ulrike June - Julien Vergely - Beth Arnold - Claire Weussbluth - Alain Martin - Kyrah Daniels - Sandra Joseph - Isabelle Camille - Tali and Yoav Medhorer - Marine Touloup - Diane Weipert - Rachel Cantave - Genevieve Fuks - Emilie Uzpack - Rosemary - Paul Clamer - Eve Edelson - Yves Colon - Elena Greenlee - Renaud Cohen - Keith Hart - Christie Herring - Anne - Dan Dannman, Isabelle et Florian Haerdter - Penelope Hynam - Malinda Francis, Anthony Cianciolo, Carl Paganelli, Myriam Tadessé and Paulin Fodouop, Jennifer Huang, Joanne Parsont, Perry Cassagnol, Michael Dewitt, Caleb Mose - Naomi Levitz, Charles Hoyt, Jeremy Alberge,Ashley Orelien, Andrea Gray - Ellen Louis- June Giovani- Guerschon Saint-Ange - Richard and Flavie Cohen - Ken Schneider and Marcia Jramel - Nadia Shihab - Maryleah Hahesy - Athena Kalkopoulou - Marie Walburg Plouviez - Claire Duvernay- Julie Choi- Athena Petrushka Bazin- Banker White - Cynthia Kane- Laura Lukitsch- Jill Gerlach - Alain Van Beaux - Moikgantsi Kgama - Evelyne Danoy - Kimberly Kubiak - Lionel Claude -Julie Kahn - Karine Meridgen - Leonie Hermantin - Stephen Scoglio - Owsley Brown - Sarah Dupont - Vivianne Perelmuter - Marc Smolowitz - Chantal Regnault - Brittney Shepherd - Tamara Melnik - Illona Berger - Risa Cohen - Annabel Ritchie - Cecilia Ritchie - Marie Arago - Tatiana Mora Liautaud - Amanda Todd - Jessica Hsu - Julie Nygren - Alban Mendes de Leon - Joel St. Julien - Rhea St. Julien- Jon Fine - Melinda Miles -Jonathan Duffy- Sean Gillane - Isabelle Ingold - Laura Simms -Frantz Sainte -Diana Zaslaw - Michele Voltaire -Alice Backer - Maria Rabinovitch- Ellen Zaslaw- Dani Andrews -Gina Leibrecht - La-Shaun Hill -Cheryl Pahaham - Caroline Von Kuhn - Christy McGill - Arabella Hutter - Maris Curran - Claudia Finkel - Alyssa Fedele - Reynald Lally - Dr. Ferdiand - Jessica Anthony - Marc Freeman - Fabienne and Bruno Thuillier - Jeff Francois - Jonah Markowitz - Anne Flatte - Chris Thomas - Isabelle Devinck - Lisa Fruchtman -Natalie Zimmerman - Stacey Landers - Hugues Cohen - Tiana Markova Gold. Many anonymous funders.A BREAKDOWN OF HOW THE CAMPAIGN FUNDS WILL BE SPENT:
Crew/ Talent/local staff = 7,600
Craft services and meals, groceries = 1,200
Round trip travel from US for 6 = 3,115
Lodging in Kabic (rental for bungalows) = 1,000
Equipment rental hard drive purchasing = 500
Car rental and gas= 1,350
Editor's Salary for 2 months= 4,000
Editing station = 1,400
Gifting and postage= $1,200
9% Indiegogo fees +contingency = 1,913
For a total of: $23,178.00WHY IS THE BUDGET SO LOW
We have a very small crew; we're using all real locations so no real set design. The props are borrowed from the villagers. We shoot all in natural light, using reflectors, mirrors, diffusers, candles, kerosene lamps to capture the realist look of the film. We are also getting some in-kind donations of equipment gear, and we own some equipment as well, camera and sound.
The international crew is being paid the SAG (Screen Actor's Guild) ultra low budget rate of $100 per day
. They have agreed to be paid half of the salaries after the shoot and the other half on a deferral. Actors and crew in Haiti are being paid a daily ultra low budget rate as well. None of the local salaries will be deferred; everyone will be paid at the end of the shoot