WE DID IT!
We just finished our campaign as of June 1st at 11:59PM PST! Our Indiegogo campaign earned us $13,000, plus our match donor has contributed another $5,000 on top of that! Giving us an $18,000 film budget to work with! What an amazing coincidence (or BASHERT as the Yiddish speakers say) that we raised a multiple of CHAI (חי). In Hebrew, the related word chaya means "living thing" or "animal", and is derived from the Hebrew word chai (חי), meaning "life". The letters of chai add up to 18, so Jews often give gifts and donations in multiples of 18, which is called "giving chai". We weren't even TRYING, but we'll take it!
We all take this as a good sign and are poised to launched into the pre-production phase of this process. Casting, budget writing, shot lists, meetings galore, planes to catch and people to hire! Stay tuned for casting dates in both both Boston and NYC.
We can't even begin to express how humbled and grateful the entire cast and crew of WDKY is, but we will certainly try by making a great film and continuing to engage you all in this process through this blog and social media. If you haven't already, please "LIKE" us on Facebook and "Follow Us" on Twitter and Instagram! We promise to keep it funny and/or relevant.
Thanks for sticking with us and our incessant posting at the end, it was all for the greater good! WE'RE MAKING A MOVIE! COME ALONG!
WDKY Film Cast & Crew