Frank Buchman
Frank Buchman

Advance Note - Frank Buchman documentary – crowd-funding event

Friday, 3. March 2017

Advance Note - Frank Buchman documentary – crowd-funding event

A letter from Imad Karam, film director and Igor Ene, on behalf of the filmmaking and IofC International team. It can also be downloaded.

 Crew filming Buchman's contemporary Dave AllenDear friends,

As you may know, a documentary film on the life and peace-making legacy of Frank Buchman has been in the making over the past five years. The film is based on the testimonies of many of the people who worked with Buchman and is accompanied by rich archival materials from that period. We are delighted that the editing of the film is now done, but we need your support to complete the production work, which includes fixing and levelling sound, colour grading of pictures and acquiring the rights to the music as well as some archive footage.

We would kindly invite you to consider making a contribution towards this need and help the team finalize and share this timely production to the world.

To help us raise the much needed funds we will trial a crowd-funding campaign through the GlobalGiving online platform, which is currently being developed with the help of the IofC International team.

This is a unique opportunity which apart form completing the film production will allow us to support its promotion as part of IofC trainings, at events in Caux and Asia Plateau Centres, at international film festivals, and generally reach out to new audiences. With a special offer from GlobalGiving we will also expand our experience with the crowd-funding methodology and share our knowledge with our teams and initiatives for future IofC projects.

To succeed, we will need to receive an online donation from you during 13-31 MARCH.

In the next 10 days, we will send you further information and also provide you with the online donation link.

Please consider this important call for support and mark the time period mentioned above in your calendar.

It is of utmost importance that this advance note and our follow up messages are kindly shared and circulated as widely as possible within your own networks. This is a great opportunity for each of us to make a contribution, which will have tangible benefits for our entire global network.

A short ‘teaser’ video of the Frank Buchman documentary is available below

We look forward to being in touch with you again soon. Please contact Igor Ene if you have further questions or need additional information.

Warmest greetings,

Imad Karam (film director) and Igor Ene
on behalf of the filmmaking and IofC International team