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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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Seeking Summer Film Intern / Virtual Assistant

Gain solid experience. Earn an exclusive membership. Step into your next adventure.

Join our proven team as we launch into our next Indie Film Project this summer.

Gain practical, working knowledge as a Producer’s Assistant and learn the steps behind crowdfunding a creative project and launching into the post production and marketing of a low budget, DYI, independent film.

We are currently seeking a part-time, Volunteer Film Intern / Virtual Assistant, to help assist in various administrative and creative tasks on our next Independent Documentary Project.

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  • We are looking for an individual and not a VA firm.
  • We prefer if you have experience working as a Virtual Assistant but will consider others with related experience.
  • We prefer individuals with a passion and curiosity for networking, independent film, crowdfunding and social media.

This position is a volunteer, part-time position for the summer. You must have regular availability (week schedule is flexible and task based. There will be some set deadlines and some negotiable deadlines to help accommodate your summer commitments). You will work remotely and must provide your own computer and internet connection. This position can roll into the fall if your schedule allows.

Must have working knowledge of: Internet Searches, Gmail, Spreadsheets, Social Media. Optional knowledge (will be using to complete assigned tasks): Advanced Google Searches, Evernote, Trello, Google+ Hangouts, Google Docs, Google Calendar

Your Responsibilities:

  • Manage various communication/outreach support tasks.
  • Online marketing research.
  • Add & organize research data to existing templates.
  • Assist the Producer/Director and Online Campaign Designer with various tasks

To Apply:

1. Please send the following to idreamfilms@gmail.com

  • Your Bio
  • Your Resume/CV
  • Your social media profiles

2. Please include your results from one of the following free online personality tests: Enneagram ( https://www.enneagraminstitute.com/ ) or Love Languages ( http://www.5lovelanguages.com/profile/ ).

3. Please include this tag in the subject line of your email: #FilmVA

4. Reference letters are encouraged.

Deadline to apply: Wednesday July 17, 6pm PST

Thank you,

Shawna Cox, Honey Mae
iDream Films

“Curious, engaging, nomadic. Start here – go anywhere.”

iDream Films specializes in small team & solo HD digital film production in urban & remote (outpost, nomadic-bivouac) conditions.

Shawna Cox (aka Canadian Film Girl) is an emerging and award-winning, independent Producer/Director/Writer. Shawna has collaborated with filmmakers in Vancouver, Calgary, New York and Los Angeles & has traveled to over 133 cites in 19 countries world-wide for her films development & production.

With Honey-Mae on board for support, Shawna headed a successful Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign, raising over $16,000 to complete a director’s edit of her 1st feature length dramatic film, One Night in Seattle. One Night in Seattle has just pre-screened in New York, launching on it’s 2013/14 film festival tour.

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http://www.iDreamFilms.com
http://www.OneNightinSeattle.com

 
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Posted by on July 11, 2013 in FilmLOG

 

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2013 Sundance Film Festival – Officially Unofficial

Through hell and high water we made it to Sundance and we hosted a VERY unofficial, private screening of One Night in Seattle, with one of our Film Team members of the Kickstarter Producers, Andy Stanislav at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival!

2 films stood out  – after I got over the dream-like sensation of actually walking around at the Sundance Film Festival after so many years of wondering if I would ever be able to finish the film…

2 Documentaries moved my heart and made me follow their journey after the films finished…

Which Way is the Front Line From Here – The Life and Times of Tim Hetherington, a film by Sebastian Junger

and

The Moo Man, a film by Andy Heathcote

Do your research, find these films and…follow your heart.

See you soon at the next destination!!

~Shawna

Unofficially Official

Canadian Film Girl at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival

 
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Posted by on January 26, 2013 in EventLOG, One Night in Seattle

 

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Film Music Download

You asked for it!

The talent behind the songs, Arran Fisher, of my home town, Calgary Canada, has created a little playlist for download, just for you, right here!!

A few lucky friends, crew, Kickstarters have been privy to one of two private screenings of the Director’s Edit of my first feature film, One Night in Seattle and all ask about where to find the music from the film!

Click Here –> Music from One Night in Seattle

Hope you are all still floating around in the dream world with me!! Woot!!

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~Shawna

 
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Posted by on October 26, 2012 in FilmLOG, LogBOOKS

 

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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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Something Wicked this Way Comes… A PARTY!

Woot!! We SCORED the BEST VENUE for our Skeleton Party!! A 2 level, Mexican Cantina, in the HEART of GASTOWN, where we finished shooting the film!Friday, June 22, Chronic Tacos Cantina, GASTOWN (102 Water Street, Vancouver)

Secret HUSH-HUSH Film & Summer Kick-off Party

A “Day of the Dead” (Spanish: Día de los Muertos) theme crossed with “Route 66” and a “Mad Max – Road Warrior” theme and you get the idea… Film Celebration, Theme Party AND Beach Bum SUMMER KICK-OFF – come “Dressed to Kill” or “Dressed as the Dead” for this carnival-like night.

The SECRET PASS holders will be on our VIP list and have SPECIAL VIP ACCESS AND EXPERIENCES yet to be revealed…
This PARTY is FREE for EVERYONE who is picking up your FILM PASSES or PRODUCER PASSES or for anyone willing to donate $1 for a DREAMER PASS!

Something wicked this way comes…

Experience:

  • EldjLoco & Tyler S. Popinov DJ’s/ hosts for the night.
  • Roaming Day of the Dead Skeleton Ladies & Gents, Burlesque, Leathers and Lace and MORE WICKED THINGS – no show, just part of the spectacle – just like you, DRESS UP and play along.
  • Rough Cut of the Film & Wicked Projections.
  • FILM & PRODUCER PASSES PICK UP http://kck.st/KxeEnY

 

Fund Raising Results

We are SO CLOSE to having a successful Kickstarter funding under our belts and I  am ready to CELEBRATE! DO OR DIE!

The next stage is almost “go” and the film  will then be able to complete the rough edit in time for the Sundance submission! Every bit we raise OVER the Kickstarter goal get us PAST a director’s edit and into a fully realized HD film ready for festival premiere! 

So if you haven’t done so yet, pledge or even Increase your Pledge to be able to Bundle UP your current PASS to EXPERIENCE ALL THERE IS TO EXPERIENCE ABOUT FILM and DREAMS!

We need DREAM POWER to take us over the EDGE! Share this film with anyone you know that believes anything can happen – and that we can get there together. WOOT!

Join  the CELEBRATIONS and a DREAM COMING TRUE!

 

 
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Posted by on June 11, 2012 in EventLOG, FilmLOG, 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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