Charlotte finally pooped. Photo by D.L. Anderson
One Chicken At A Time
It was a right lively night of Chicken Shit Bingo at King’s, the perfect way to round out our Kickstarter campaign. For those of you who asked, we will be doing bingo again, most likely in Durham at Fullsteam Brewery. We’ll also be working on filling our incentives and developing other short documentary projects and screenings.
For now, we’re resting up, organizing and getting back out in the field to continue production on The Farmer Veteran Project. With the Kickstarter contributions shoring up a good deal of our budget, we anticipate many more months of traveling, shooting and editing on this project, most likely into 2013. Thank you to everyone who came out and supported us, to the businesses that donated prizes for bingo, we can’t wait to share the results with you.
Jessica and Alex Sutton, June 22, 2012, Seven Lakes, NC
It was a busy week(end) in Farmer Veteran land. On Friday, Alix and I headed out to Mt. Airy, NC to meet with, interview and film a new friend of the project, Anna Mann. Anna is a veteran of Bosnia and Iraq and is now farming poultry, fruit and nut trees and honey in an idyllic setting in the foothills of the NC mountains.
Then on Saturday, we headed out to the farm of the newly married Suttons, for a full day of wedding celebration. The day started with a farm tour, then a lunch with family and ended with a party that lasted late into the evening. It was full weekend and we look forward to adding some of the new footage to the film. Until then carry on!
So there we were, up on stage, with the bright lights shining on down and a sold-out crowd waiting for some kind of an explanation. All year we’ve been waiting for this moment, planning our pitch and carefully crafting the product. There have been delays, second-guessing and wishful thinking, but the time had arrived … so we did it, we launched our KickStarter - 32 days to raise $20K dollars to help finish our most important project yet, The Farmer Veteran Project.
Thank you to Jeff Polish and all the storytellers for collaborating with us to bring The Monti to a wonderful crowd at MotorCo Music Hall for a fitting start to our online fundraiser. From the late-night habits of Whitney and Bobby to the hardcore Idaho meat scene to some serious scatological humor, the range of food-related stories were fascinating, hilarious and incredibly supportive of the mission of Vittles Films: to use food as a pathway to uncover deeper stories about people.
Vin Rouge Dinner Update: We only have 16 plates left for our special fundraising dinner this Wednesday, June 20th, at Vin Rouge. This is going to be an incredible meal with all the proceeds going directly to support the Farmer Veteran Project. Don’t miss out on this, make your reservation today.
Get your Vittles at the Monti
MotorCo Music Hall
Thursday, June 14
Tickets are $15, available at http://www.themonti.org/events/food.
Vittles is a team of documentary filmmakers crafting stories about the intersections of people and food. The Monti is a non-profit organization whose mission is to create community through the telling of stories. This event will be hosted by The Monti’s Executive Director, Jeff Polish.
Vittles will also launch a Kickstarter campaign for the Farmer Veteran Project, our most ambitious project yet.