Our friends, family and Bayou fans – YOU have done it! Your generous donations have made our Bayou Kickstarter drive a huge success, above and beyond our expectations. Those of you who are getting rewards for your contribution will be hearing more from us in the coming weeks.
Beyond your monetary support, the enthusiasm that you’ve shown and that has been building about the Bayou film, is really exciting. It’s further evidence that lots of people really care about the legacy of the DC music scene, local history & lore. We are invigorated by your efforts & enthusiasm and re-dedicated to producing a lively, rockin’ and meaningful film.
As our production budget needs grow, we continue to welcome donations of any amount made to our fiscal sponsor, The International Documentary Association (IDA). Thanks to those of you who have already written generous checks. More information – http://tinyurl.com/bayoufilm
You can mail checks to:
International Documentary Association
1201 West 5th Street Suite M270
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Write: Project 3842 The Bayou DC’s Killer Joint on the check
Our rough edit is complete and we are aiming to go into final production in May. Stay on top of updates here on our Bayou Blog and Facebook page:
Thanks again for your generous and enthusiastic support of our film. We started this effort as the club closed in 1998 and we are eager for all Bayou fans to see the film air later this year.
From Monday 3/26/12 Washington Post:
If you know someone who would like to contribute to the project but prefers more conventional means, please ask them send a tax-deductible check to: The International Documentary Association, 1201 West 5th Street Suite M270, Los Angeles, CA 90017. Contributors can write #3842 or The Bayou, DC on the check.
Again, our sincerest thanks to everyone who’s backed the film with funds, visual aids and good words.
AND NO DONATION IS TOO SMALL!! We really appreciate all the support we’ve received. If you haven’t donated to help Finish the Film…it’s easy! Here’s a link directly to our Kickstarter donor page:
OR You can send a check to the International Documentary Association (IDA) – International Documentary Association 1201 West 5th Street Suite M270 Los Angeles, CA 90017 write Project 3842 or The Bayou DC’s Killer joint on the check, or click on the IDA icon on the right side of the blog. Our GOAL is $22,000 by March 31st, but even if that goal is reached we welcome, and need additional support. Your donation is TAX-DEDUCTIBLE through our 501 (c)3 partnerts – IDA.
March 19 — St. Patrick’s Day weekend put us closer to the pot o’ gold following a flurry of contributions from many generous hands. We thank our lucky charms, and remain truly grateful to all who’ve donated.
This week’s news: Today, The Washington Post published a short blurb on the documentary and ran a sharp photo of The Bayou in its Capital Business section http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/capitalbusiness/regions-tech-names-got-big-play-in-austin/2012/03/15/gIQAoXpeLS_story.html
In addition, a Voice of America video team is on its way to film us for a segment on the story behind the project — further updates to follow. If you can’t wait to watch it, or if your ham radio is on the fritz, airfares to Bulgaria are seasonally reasonable.
Our Kickstarter campaign expires a week from Saturday (March 31). Again, we appreciate the help, and ask that everyone reach out to other potential contributors.
Gazette Writer Aaron Kraut sat in with Producers to follow a recent editing session and talk about the Kickstarter fundraising campaign.