Hello Strangers: News on the Dust

by Zack on May 17, 2011

Zack and I apologize for not sending out any updates for the last few months, we truly appreciate what everyone has done for us. We are both extremely busy and Zack is currently writing his master’s thesis … which has nothing to do with film, but we forgive him.

All of our spare time has been used working on the project, mostly figuring out ways to raise more money to put out the polished feature documentary we know you all want. Zack and I Skype every week and we’re editing a rough cut of the film ourselves. We’re constantly reassured by revisiting the footage, and believe we are really working with something special.

At the same time, we’re working on an amazing trailer and redoing the website. We’re taking on the website ourselves, but have found a great, experienced editing team to work on the trailer. So by the end of June we hope to roll out some refreshing and exciting new changes on the web and in video.

Unfortunately, we have been denied by the three grants we have applied to, but, undeterred, we are applying to two more this month. We are very optimistic on raising the rest of the funds needed and think the approach we are taking now will help us. Through personal connections we hope to attach a celebrity narrator, and really think the trailer will go a long way towards making this specific goal a reality.

Finally, some wonderful news: We had a one page article written up about us and our project in the American University Alumni Magazine. Here is the link the to the article or you can download the pdf of the magazine by right clicking this link and selecting Save Page As. Our article is on page 19 and in the pdf you can see two pictures instead of one.

Thank you everyone for following along and supporting us and we will keep all of you updated on our progress. We will raise the money and this film will be completed and screened so that all of you – who have been so instrumental to making it – can finally view the fruits of our collective labor. I hope to speak to everyone soon.

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

stacey May 31, 2011 at 8:18 pm

Don’t give up! We’re watching…

Jess Russell May 31, 2011 at 10:18 pm

Good Luck Guys!

Fely Tenenbaum June 11, 2011 at 3:32 pm

Dear guys: Do not give up. You have invested a tremendous amount of excellent work. Have you thought of contacting “Yad VaShem” in Jerusalem? They just might be interested; it sounds like the kind of project they would support.
Good luck

Lawrence Appell October 27, 2011 at 5:56 pm

Congratulations on a wonderful site and a great telling of the “Horder” story.

Larry Appell (Eric and Wes’ dad; Jacqui’s husband)

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