We have been on the road for the last few weeks in Arizona and California. The people we are meeting have been so welcoming, and are confirming that this film must be made! We have also been experiencing Pilates first hand as much we can in different studios along the way. Mark is pictured above in a private session with Moses Urbano in San Diego California.
76% there with 7 days left!
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The fundraising campaign is going great! A Movement of Movement has raised 76% of its goal. We have 7 days left to raise $2,200 for the film. We need you help more than ever! Send an email to your friends about contributing. A Movement of Movement needs all of us in order to become a reality. We’re so close!
Carrie and I have just returned from shooting at the 2012 PMA Conference in Las Vegas, NV. We met so many incredible people! My only regret is that we ran out of time and couldn’t meet everyone. Click here to see some of the pictures from the week. As for interviews and gathering footage, this week was a big success. I had the opportunity to sit down with many very influential people in the Pilates community. There have been some people emailing about who exactly is going to be in the film. Rather than having me just type out names, I think it will be more fun for you to find out on your own! There are pictures trickling out of us meeting and filming. These could be clues, but not everyone photographed will be in the final product, and some people in the film will be a surprise! Overall we had a great time in Vegas and were met with open arms.
The fundraising campaign is up and going. We have been able to raise 22% of our goal already, but we still have a long way to go! We have 22 days to raise the rest of the money or we won’t receive any of the funding. Kickstarter works on an “all or nothing” basis. Thank you for everyone who has contributed. If you’re thinking about making a contribution remember, every dollar helps! If you’re unable to donate, please help us by spreading the word. Post the link to Facebook, Twitter, or your personal site. Carrie and I are doing everything we can to make this incredible film about Pilates, but we can’t do it without your help! Click here to visit our fundraising homepage.
So far the footage we have shot looks amazing! This film is going to be THE Pilates film. The story is inspiring and the footage will cast it to a whole new level. My goal is to bring the world together through this film. The potential of Pilates is massive, and so is this film.
I am so excited to be writing the first newsletter for A Movement of Movement the film. After only 9 days of production we’ve already shot 11 interviews and more than 6 hours of Pilates footage. I don’t mean to reveal my nerdy filmmaking side, but the footage looks absolutely gorgeous! Up until these past few weeks I’ve just been researching about Pilates, and finally the filming has begun. It has been incredible to actually see and film the different movements that I’ve been reading about. Carrie and I shot at The Pilates Center in Boulder, CO for two days and it was an incredible start to A Movement of Movement. Not only were we met with amazing support as we kicked off production, but it was also great to start making friends in the Pilates community. As a filmmaker, one of my goals has always been to bring people together through the art of film. A Movement of Movement is already building an inspiring community worldwide. The emails keep coming everyday and we love it! I apologize if we haven’t gotten back to you yet but we will. If you send us a message with a comment or your story, either Carrie or myself WILL write back because we feel that this film is about everyone, and therefore everyone’s voice is important.
The next stop on the adventure is in Las Vegas, NV at the PMA annual conference. We are so eager to take part in this event. The workshops, equipment expos, and of course meeting people will be exciting! If you happen to be attending the conference please find us and say hi! Carrie and I will both be at the conference Wednesday until Saturday. As part of The Movement and bringing people together, we’ve dedicated a section of our website to posting photos with the people we meet. Please don’t be shy about asking to take a photo with us!
Funding the Film
We have officially launched the online fundraising campaign for A Movement of Movement at Kickstarter.com. Making a high quality film takes a tremendous amount of time and a fair amount of money. We are so grateful for everyone who decides to contribute to the film. With the recent hurricane though, we completely understand that not everyone will be able to make a financial contribution. Just remember that your moral support is extremely helpful too! A Movement of Movement is well on it’s way to becoming a feature length documentary film filled with passion and a great story!