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2011 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 6,600 times in 2011. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 6 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

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We’d like to extend a warm thank you to everyone who supported our recent crowdfunding campaign for the Father’s Day Film Tour of California. While we didn’t reach our fundraising goal, your contributions help cover quite a few of our expenses. Most importantly, the campaign and tour opened some doors, which will surely help the film find more appreciative viewers. So thanks again for your generous support!

Supporters (in alphabetical order)
Xan Aranda
Karri Barry
Martin Duffy
John Ealer
Michael Hagedorn
Miriam Hermanns
Ebba Jahn
Sonja Kulkarni
Grace Lee
Marlow Shute
Wolfgang Schwarz
Luciana Sollero
Sarah Strandberg
Karen Sutton

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Our crowdfunding campaign on IndieGoGo is going into the last weekend. To celebrate this event, we are making the entire 84-minute version of “Forgetting Dad” available for free online in the original English version for the next 48 hours. You can view the film in excellent HD quality without any commercial interruptions, but it is not possible to download the film. If you like the film and want a copy for your library, you can purchase the DVD here.

Why are we giving away the film? To thank our supporters and to gain new fans. All we ask in return is that you spread the word about the film to your friends and family, and encourage them to make a donation to our crowdfunding campaign. Those donating $1 or more will gain access to exclusive bonus material not found on the DVD or anywhere else, as well as some terrific VIP perks. Plus you will be supporting our ongoing efforts to market the film around the world.

If you have any suggestions about where to show the film, please let us know. Thanks again for your support!

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As another bonus to supporters of the Father’s Day Film Tour, we’re making the 43 min. video of the recording session with the Deutsches Filmorchester Babelsberg available online. See composer Ari Benjamin Meyers conducting his breathtaking score.
Simply go to our crowdfunding site, pledge any amount of $1 or more, and you will be sent the link and password to the video. We’d love to give it to you for absolutely free, but we’re dependent on your help to recoup our expenses from the film tour, and to continue our efforts to get the film out there. Every contribution, no matter how small, is greatly appreciated!

Ari Benjamin Meyers conducting the Deutsches Filmorchester Babelsberg

Thanks again for your support!

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Jan Emamian and Rick Minnich at the S. Pasadena Library

The lively Q & A session with my sister Jan and me after the screening at the South Pasadena Library on June 30th is now online exclusively for supporters of the “Father’s Day Film Tour.” Make your contribution in any amount today, and we’ll send you the password to watch the 43 minute video.

The fundraising campaign runs through July 10th. All revenue will be used to cover the tour expenses (DVD production, theater rentals, posters, flyers, travel expenses, etc.)

Thanks for your support!

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Here’s a little interview in the South Pasadena Patch reflecting some thoughts on my encounter with my father last weekend.
Tonight is the final screening of the Father’s Day Film Tour of California at the South Pasadena Public Library at 7 p.m.

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Here it is, hot off the press – the deluxe edition DVD. Order it now, and get it in time for Father’s Day (June 19th). All orders are processed and shipped within 24 hours. Details here

deluxe edition DVD

The Hot Springs Documentary Film Institute called FORGETTING DAD: “… one of the top independent docs of the decade …” Who could argue with them? Judge for yourselves! Place your order today.

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