The Ukes in America – The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain
UPDATED POST – This crowd-funding campaign was successfully funded and the DVD will be released in the fall of 2013
This is a call out to all of our ukulele-loving friends – The Ukes in America project needs our support and our viral-vivaciousness!
The short version is this:
A wonderful pile of on-stage and behind the scenes footage of The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain’s US tour is patiently waiting to be mastered together into one great and entertaining film – The Ukes in America.
To become a film requires crowdfunding/ Kickstarting at its best and ukulele fans know how to shout from the rooftops and how to spread the word.
The Project: The Ukes in America – a fun, entertaining and enchanting film from the 2012-2013 US tour of The Ukulele Orchestra Of Great Britain
The goal: £30,000 (or just shy of $40,000 US dollars)
The deadline: July 21st, 2013
There are just three things to do to be a part of / to support this project:
- Click on The Ukes in America link
- Contribute in any way that feels right – big or small
- Share the link with all your music-loving / ukulele-loving friends.
Some background to the story of Ukes in America …
Last year film producer Robert Stern of Litmus Films tried crowdfunding a film on the UOGB’s first tour of Australia. Robert traveled with them on their tour to Australia and captured so much incredible and fun footage that making a film seemed the right thing to do and the fans agreed! The result: The Ukes Down Under became the UK’s all-time #4 crowdfunded documentary, rapturously received by the band’s growing following around the world.
Uke legend Jim Beloff called The Ukes Down Under ‘Brilliant! A perfect combination of concert footage, backstage repartee, bio material, witty graphics, uke club and fan interaction – a delightful film that not only captures the magic of the UOGB but also is a snapshot of the current uke wave’.
The same team wants to bring us all the magic and fun from the front seat and the back seat of their 2012,2013 US tour in the upcoming film, The Ukes In America.
What makes crowdfunding so powerful is that every little bit helps and every mention online and face to face builds the momentum.
We are excited to be a part of this project and hope you will join the fun and help Litmus Films and The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain reach their goal and to spread more ukulele love!