Today is the final day of the Indiegogo campaign for The Shopkeeper. As I write, we are at 91% with eight hours to go. I’ve been hustling to get this movie funded since August 1st. What a month.
I’m so tired, and so intensely grateful. Nearly 250 of you have taken the time to put your support behind this project. Every pledge – large or small – is a huge help, because it creates a community around the film and the questions the film is asking. THANK YOU.
For every 50 backers I had a cover song contest. People voted and Martin Young and I recorded their choices. We did “Angel from Montgomery,” “Falling Slowly” (with a lovely harmony by Donna Lynn Caskey) and “I Wanna Be Sedated.”
Noelle Hampton generously donated an unreleased duet with Will Sexton called “Walking The Same Mile” when we hit the halfway point.
We cut the last two – “Killing the Blues” and “My Heart” – yesterday. One is ready for download, the other will be by tomorrow. They are available to everyone who pledges.
But the song “My Heart” – I picked it myself from a suggestion made earlier in the campaign. We just got the news about our friend Danny Wilson and it seemed like the song to sing. So here it is for you, for free, in honor of Danny and to celebrate the end of the campaign.
If you haven’t pledged, this is your last chance. We’re almost there! I’d be very grateful if you’d push me over the finish line.