Hello to all of our wonderful HERB & DOROTHY supporters!
4 quick days have passed since we crossed the finish line to our Kickstarter campaign for HERB & DOROTHY 50×50, and we at the HERB & DOROTHY Headquarters are still recovering from the mind-boggling campaign that became our lives for the past 60 days, sweeping us up in a tornado of activity and emotional ups and downs.
This process is definitely not for the faint of heart. Our hearts have been trying to process this miracle you created, and to say we’re elated, absolutely over the moon with joy and gratitude, would be the understatement of the year.
For those of you who may not have heard, we were able to successfully meet and surpass our ambitious Kickstarter goal of $55,000 with a whopping total of $87,331.
As you can see from the graph above, the final week of the campaign was such a dramatic expression of generosity and passion from our community, we could hardly contain ourselves.
730 of you supported us from all around the globe, and we finished at 158% of our goal!
THANK YOU from each of us at Herb & Dorothy Headquarters, for taking the time, effort and your hard-earned dollars to help fund HERB & DOROTHY 50X50. Your tweets, Facebook messages, blog posts, emails, phone calls, newsletters were so effective in helping us spread the word, and we would like to thank each and every one of you in person. But since we can’t…
We’ll be sure to bring you the most wonderful film ever possible in 2012, in perfect time to commemorate Herb and Dorothy’s 50th wedding anniversary! Please, please stay tuned for news about HERB & DOROTHY 50X50.
During the campaign, we never lost faith in the film or in all of you, but there were times when we were feeling a bit…lost. We’re a film production team after all, with very little knowledge of what it takes to run a successful fundraising campaign.
Thankfully, among our supporters we found more than a little bit of heart (and brains), amazing people who stepped up and came up with brilliant ideas to bring the community together.
The campaign transformed right before our eyes as many of you (many, many of you!) began doubling and tripling your pledges. It became a movement, and we were stunned.
The campaign continued to take off as it reached Japan, Megumi’s home country, and word spread like wildfire, sending a flood of generous pledges our way. Arigato, Japan!
All the while, back home in the United States, as well as around the world, art-lovers quickly and willingly jumped aboard our HERB & DOROTHY train, pledging like mad and encouraging their friends to join.
ALL OF IT MATTERED.
Everything you did mattered to us and to the campaign, and we salute you. Thank you.
It’s been a pleasure writing from behind the curtain on this campaign blog, which will be closing its doors with so much joy in our hearts. Do not worry about a thing, we’ll be sure to keep you updated on the production of the film that you all are a part of, through our newsletters and Kickstarter updates.
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Since our campaign ended, we’ve received several messages from HERB & DOROTHY fans via Twitter and Facebook saying they wished they’d heard about it. Though the Kickstarter fundraising campaign is over, we’re gratefully accepting contributions on this HERB & DOROTHY 50X50 website to complete and release the film. Please click our DONATE NOW button if you didn’t get a chance to join our campaign.
As always, thank you.
You’re truly shown us the spirit of HERB & DOROTHY, proven the generosity we all possess in our hearts, and fully expressed our vision of art being supported for the people, by the people.
Keep creating art. The world needs it.
THANK YOU A MILLION TIMES OVER!
Team HERB & DOROTHY
(Written by Kiki Murai)