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Overland and Outposts : Kickstarter Canada

It’s what I’ve been waiting for – I’m Canadian and I can finally ‘#Kickit’ 100% Canadian!

Canadian Kickstarter

Today, Kickstarter officially opened their crowdfunding platform to allow Canadian Creators to connect their own Canadian accounts to their projects. Canadians can finally REALLY Kick It!

In the past, as I had done with my 1st feature film and 1st Kickstarter project, One Night in Seattle and the Race to Sundance, I had to find a US partner for the Amazon Accounts end of the project. I could start the project, be the owner of the project, design the project and the project could even be ‘from’ Canada, but all the background financial information had to be arranged with a US counterpart – at that time, Kickstarter was using Amazon Accounts in the background to handle all the pledges and the final funds transfer, which can only handle US accounts.

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I took a risk back then with a US Facebook friend and, well, the rest is history. We rallied up a Kickstarter Team of backers and successfully raised over $16,000 to complete a director’s edit of my 1st feature film One Night in Seattle as an emerging Canadian Filmmaker, in time to submit to the Sundance Film Festival. The film is now starting the film festival circuit and I am proud to announce that we are on the short list to screen in my hometown at the Calgary International Film Festival this September! Bringing it HOME!

With that amazing experience under our belts, I have been working towards the launch of my next

Kickstarter Project, Overland and Outposts, which is an experimental, private series (not for broadcast) is planned to co-launch with Kickstater,

Canada in my hometown, Calgary, Alberta, Canada on September 9, 2013.

Shawna Sundance Pass

Overland and Outposts is based on a True Storymy true story about how obsession led to near death and wayward enlightenment – a 7 year journey, impossible to stop, impossible to forget. The series explores Indie Film, the Dakar Rally, Solo Travel, and Vision Quests and opens the door to my creative process throughout the entire editing process via the private series and live Google+ Hangouts for ongoing feedback and Q&A as each of the 26 episodes are crafted and released to my Kickstarter Team.

As with my 1st feature dramatic film, One Night in Seattle, I am only looking to raise funds to complete the edit. I have the content captured and just need the gift of time to pull it all together, and I will take my Kickstarters on a private expedition with me, back to where it all started for this Canadian Film Girl, and wrap a 2nd film project that has been 8 years in the making.

Overland and Outposts on Kickstarter Canada

Overland and Outposts on Kickstarter Canada

I can’t wait to share another journey with you. I know where we are headed and I hope you are as excited as I am about a group about to Kick It, in true Canadian style!

KICK-IT!  ~Shawna

 
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Posted by on August 5, 2013 in FilmLOG, ShawnaLOG

 

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Genuis at Work : Quote

“Every activity of man is amazingly complicated, not only that of the genius: but none is a ‘miracle.'” -Friedrich Nietzsche

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Posted by on July 6, 2013 in ShawnaLOG

 

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Official Selection of the 2013 Manhattan Film Festival – NYC

Just received the email! Our very 1st Festival Nod lands us in New York City at the end of June!

So VERY excited to announce that my VERY 1st Feature Dramatic Film, One Night in Seattle, is an Official Selection of the 2013 Manhattan Film Festival!  MILESTONE for this film girl, and cast, crew and kickstarters! I have to say – this looks gooooood, yes?

Following heart – Chasing dreams! (more to come!)  ~Shawna

Official Selection : 2013 Manhattan Film Festival

Official Selection : 2013 Manhattan Film Festival

 

Balance

I have come to not believe in, but rather have faith in, the balance of nature – or is the nature of balance.

My film girl world just had a sky rocketing event – which oddly delivered a bottoming out event at The Cubicle, The Day Gig.

Is this just the nature of things, balancing out? Is it a message hit on the tails of something more destined? Is it just human emotions and confusion with very synchronistic timing?

Either way, it puts the world into perspective. On many levels. Relationships. Legacy. Simple love of life and what it truely means to live with love in the minds eye.

Either way, I sit at Starbucks, settling into what shift in course to make, to take and to accept.

Funny thing, the Universe is. Seems to know Exacty where and when to poke you with it’s mischievious life shift stick.

I smile, because I finally trust that it knows what’s best for me. I smile because I feel I am finally truely starting to not only talk, but listen to it’s beautiful language. Love. Life. Light.

Have an amazing day – where ever you are in the universe. You aren’t alone – ever.

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Posted by on June 14, 2012 in ShawnaLOG, SherpaGURUS

 

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I woke up and we are only $65 away from our GOAL!! OMG!!

WOW!! $14,935!! WHAT!! WOOHOO!!!! 

We are only $65 from our $15,000 GOAL, & 2hrs left!! OMG OMG!! I can’t believe this is happening!!

Everyone has been SO SUPPORTIVE in JUMPING ONBOARD THE FILM!! WELCOME TO THE TEAM EVERYONE! WOOT!! OMG!!

It’s like CHRISTMAS for FILMMAKERS!!! WOOT! MILK AND COOKIES ALL AROUND!!!

~Shawna

 
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Posted by on June 12, 2012 in EventLOG, FilmLOG, ShawnaLOG, WOOT

 

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Welcome to my T-Shirt – made with LOVE

LOVING my new T!!

Just a few hours ago, I ran a one-off sample of our One Night in Seattle Film T-Shirts!!

Want one? They will be limited edition, individually numbered, hand screened, (and we are working on some fun bits to be revealed…)

ONLY 3 DAYS LEFT to pick yours up with the minimum Pass Pledge Level of The RALLY PASS on Kickstarter! Get yours here –> One NIght in Seattle & The Race to Sundance! 

RallyUP and join the film team for your own T! Woot!

-Shawna

 
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Posted by on June 9, 2012 in FilmLOG, ShawnaLOG

 

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Will Work for Film (and food)

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Welcome to Day 1 at My Day Gig & Outpost Cubicle2068.

It’s my first day back in the Piping Designer seat in the engineering company, Fransen (a Tetra-Tech company) to not only finish my first feature film, One Night in Seattle, but to also (and more importantly) put food on the table.

I’ve been here before. This isn’t something new. Except this time, I’m going to learn everything I can instead of pity myself and guilt myself from the decisions I made leading up to having to lend time from my film towards a seemingly unrelated task. In the past I would go into a panic attack by now – lunch time, time for me to hyperventilate and have a river of tears streaming endlessly from my face – totally unwilled and unstoppable. If this has ever happened to you, you know what I’m talking about – hits you like a brick and something else takes over the ventilation & waterworks. Like being at a loved ones funeral only this one… feels like yours, your dreams, your whole reason to live gone.

This time, this is different. There are a few elements aligning. Something about honesty, authenticity, trust and most important, something a little universal. I asked, and I was lead here. Things are oddly lining up. It feels right. I’m open to see this as a milestone – a next step – an outpost that is going to launch me into my dream even deeper.

I just got a free laptop, a free mug and a whole floor of people who believe in me and a company willing to pay me for my talents! Really, what could be better than this? This leads me to the finish line. The financial means to create amazing experiences around finishing my first feature film. Nothing in this world could be better than this, an 8 year journey coming to a close… Just as I write this, I know the universe is winking and saying “you ain’t seen nothing yet, girl.”

Well, I just have to wink back and say “I know, and you ain’t seen nothing yet either.”

The universe and everyone in it is my co-pilot and we are on quite the adventure. Can’t wait to see what and who is around the next bend.

Charting as we speak…
-Shawna

 
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Posted by on May 22, 2012 in FilmLOG, ShawnaLOG

 

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