There were also a few e-mails and people who were touched by the trailer and the background of the story. I do sense that the MOUNT HOPE PROJECT goals below will be achieved soon. As I mentioned before, I’m a filmmaker and people had given me a lot of leads and support on ways to meet the goals. It may take time, bu I’m very hopeful. With the initial efforts, I have gotten some contributions as well, both for the film and for the actors:
DONATIONS as of 02-01-09:
FOR THE SCAVENGER-ACTORS:
Pam M. -$200
FOR THE FILM:
Various donations through Indie gogo- $236
I am extremely grateful for these generous individuals for joining my efforts. And I have gotten a lot of encouraging letter as well and leads. I am especially touched by this one below and helps me to continue to work harder. I thought I’d share to all:
Wow. I am speechless. I went to your website but couldn’t view the trailer there. I had to watch it on YouTube. And it was breath-stopping. What you show in this film is so beyond comprehension to those of us who have never even imagined that people live like that.
I am so glad you are sharing this with the world. Although I don’t have any direct contacts to people in the film industry per se, what I will do is to share the link of your site and the link to the YouTube tralier, with my friends whom I feel will appreciate it. As for getting it out there, I’d suggest just looking for as many film competitions as possible. Also, keep doing as you are doing–post in forums, etc. (Yahoo has forums in all corners of the world.)
Another idea is to find like-minded websites (other websites that bring these kinds of conditions to light; other films; etc.) and ask to link to their website and if they would do the same. The more links you have and the more websites link to YOUR site, the more it will be seen.
Personally, I would love to see the full version of the film when it’s done. You’ve taken on an incredible project.Peace,