As of today, Ann & Phelim Media has raised $123,090, via 1,731 new subscriber-producers, with 38 days to go, via Kickstarter. We need to keep the momentum up, and the pressure on, because 1) if they don’t get fully funded in the next 38 days, all the money gets returned to the citizen-funders, and 2) it always takes a bit more money to promote a film than anyone thinks, and the finished work has to be pushed out there as aggressively as possible, during this delicate time in our nation’s energy history—particularly if we’re going to truly dig out (or drill out) of this economic quagmire.
Ann McElhinney usually recommends that people stay with the $1 subscription level, because every little bit helps, and that small amount demonstrates the huge grassroots support that this film enjoys—across the country, and around the world. I, however, like to push the $20 level, because that guarantees that everyone gets his/her own DVD, whether they are able to make it to a physical theater to see it in person or not. And the work that Ann and Phelim do is really top-notch: entertaining, but also educational. So you’ll want to see it, multiple times. (Also, go watch Mine Your Own Business, and Not Evil Just Wrong. Terrible titles; great films.)
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Katie Pavlich of Townhall interviewed Ann McElhinney at CPAC (this is 17 minutes, and worth every second you spend on it)
The Kickstarter page, one more time
“Muzzling Criticism of Gasland”
McAleer and McElhinney Talk to Ed Morrissey About Not Evil Just Wrong
“Educate Yourselves, My Darlings”: Joy Talks About the Personal Impact of the First Two Ann & Phelim Media Films on Her Worldview, and Discloses, Rather Scandalously, That She’s on Friendly Terms with Them