Expecting Sunshine Update: Fundraising Gratitude

Our crowdfunding on Indiegogo concluded Monday, December 14 at midnight. We are roughly 80% to our goal of $25,000 – which is a great accomplishment in one month!

Sincerest thanks and gratitude from Alexis Marie Chute and the entire crew of Expecting Sunshine!

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We are continuing our fundraising efforts on our own site, Expecting Sunshine, as we still need to reach our goal to make this film a success. To visit our fundraising page, please click here.


 

We want to celebrate all the children we are honoring with “In Memory” and
“Rainbow Baby” Credits on the website and in the film. We are so grateful to help remember these important lives, both the babies that have died and those that came after.

Family is the most important thing in the world.  

Our children are our life and our legacy.

 


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IN MEMORY OF:


Zachary Chute

Loren Huot

Brooklynn Huot

Ernie Walker

Perry Walker

Emree Jane Forget

Jax and Baby Selinger

Eli Jackson Brooks

“In memory of all the precious babies and families I have supported in loss and through their rainbows.” – Lori Ives-Baine

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RAINBOW BABIES:


Eden Chute

Alexis Huot

Jaedyn Huot

Sydney Huot


If you would like to add your Angle or Rainbow Baby, please check-out our contribution levels on our contribution page on Expecting Sunshine.

Just minutes till our Crowdfunding Deadline: Gratitude!

We are ten minutes till our crowdfunding deadline. Anyone still awake?

I am incredibly grateful for all the contributions to Expecting Sunshine Documentary FilmThis has been quite the ride and I have learned so much.

thank you crowdfunding Expecting Sunshine film Alexis Marie Chute

 

I want to acknowledge our latest supporters and celebrate their generosity and kindness.


THANK YOU TO OUR Latest CONTRIBUTORS:


Jeremy & Aimee Reimer

Mariya Taher

Julie Presley

Janet E Smith

John Henderson

Ruth Glombick

Paige Forget

Derek & Rachel Langer

Michael J Soloway

Jill Kathleen

Jeff & Jess Alberda

Grant & Heidi Fedoruk

Martha Griffith

And our Anonymous contributors as well!


With just minutes to go till our Indiegogo campaign closes, we still have a little way to go.

Any last minute supporters? 


HOW TO CONTRIBUTE:


  • Visit our Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign by clicking here: http://igg.me/at/expectingsun
  • On our campaign page you can read the story, watch the trailer and see how much has been donated.
  • There are two ways to contribute:  
  • (1) Along the right side of the screen there is a list of “Perks,” which are ways we thank you for supporting the film. You can click on the perk you want, it will open up with more info, and you will be given payment options (credit card or paypal).
  • (2) The other way, again on the right side of the screen but this time at the very top, you will see a white box that says “Your contribution” with a pink button below it that says “Contribute now.” There you can enter any amount (with this option you will not receive a “perk”). A new window will open and you can choose your payment method.

Sincerest thanks and gratitude from Alexis Marie Chute and the entire crew of Expecting Sunshine.

Sincerest thanks and gratitude from Alexis Marie Chute and the entire crew of Expecting Sunshine.

3.5 Hours till Crowdfunding Deadline: Update


 Today is our final day of crowdfunding!

With 4 hours to go to our deadline, the race is on!


Crowdfunding has been a tiring (I’m 35 weeks pregnant) but fulfilling process – and I am so grateful for all the amazing support! Our blog on www.ExpectingSunshine.com has been full of “Gratitude” posts – and I’m okay with that. We are so close to our goal because of our fabulous backers – YOU!!
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As today is our official crowdfunding homestretch, I ask you, our supporters, to please share the campaign. The goal is within reach and I believe we will make it.
If you know someone who may resonate with this topic and be interested in contributing, please forward our campaign info along. That would be tremendously appreciated!

MEDIA COVERAGE:


(click titles to read full articles)

 

ParentsCanada Magazine: “Labor of Love

PUBLISHED TODAY!
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Edmonton’s Child Magazine: “Sharing Important Stories in Expecting Sunshine Documentary

PUBLISHED TODAY!

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LATEST BLOG POSTS:


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27 hours left to crowdfund for Expecting Sunshine. Will we make it?” – A crowdfunding update, list of latest supporters, and gratitude

Behind the Scenes Body Art with Expecting Sunshine” – Interesting facts, video and photos from the day of filming Perry Medina paint three babies of different gestational ages onto Alexis Marie Chute.
47 Backers. Please help us reach 50” – Update on crowdfunding progress.
$9,115 to our goal. Please help us get there” – Fundraising update.
Collaborations and press for Expecting Sunshine” – Exciting collaborations with parenting magazines and also a feature of the story on Expecting Sunshine in the Edmonton Examiner.

New holiday perks! Support Expecting Sunshine” – We introduced some pretty festive thank-yous for our contributors.


I will be spending the rest of the night thanking all of our new backers that have been coming in steadily since my thank-you post last night at 10 pm.
Tomorrow I will post an update of how things concluded at midnight. Until then, thank you for your contributions and for continuing to share Expecting Sunshine!
All the best,
Alexis Marie Chute
info@alexismariechute.com

27 Hours left to crowdfund for Expecting Sunshine! Will we make it?

This is an exciting time and one in which I have my priorities straight. I want to take this opportunity to thank our latest contributors! Expecting Sunshine Documentary will be a success because of our 55 backers and others on the way. This is a time of much gratitude!

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THANK YOU TO OUR Latest CONTRIBUTORS:


Gail Young

Brenda Mann

Emily J Cohen

Jennifer Ritter

Audree Lepage Fortin

Bill & Charlotte Thompson

And our Anonymous contributors as well!


IN MEMORY:


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27 hours till our crowdfunding deadline!

We are in our Indiegogo crowdfunding homestretch with only 27 hours to go!

Twenty-seven.

2-7.

I’m excited!

Will we make our goal? Can you help us out with that?


Expecting Sunshine Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign ends Monday night at midnight!

(That’s tomorrow! Or today depending on when you read this.)

We are 74% funded!

Just $6,420 to go!


 

HOW TO CONTRIBUTE:


  • Visit our Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign by clicking here: http://igg.me/at/expectingsun
  • On our campaign page you can read the story, watch the trailer and see how much has been donated.
  • There are two ways to contribute:  
  • (1) Along the right side of the screen there is a list of “Perks,” which are ways we thank you for supporting the film. You can click on the perk you want, it will open up with more info, and you will be given payment options (credit card or paypal).
  • (2) The other way, again on the right side of the screen but this time at the very top, you will see a white box that says “Your contribution” with a pink button below it that says “Contribute now.” There you can enter any amount (with this option you will not receive a “perk”). A new window will open and you can choose your payment method.

We are so close.

Please help us finish strong.

Thank you!

Sincerest thanks and gratitude from Alexis Marie Chute and the entire crew of Expecting Sunshine.

Sincerest thanks and gratitude from Alexis Marie Chute and the entire crew of Expecting Sunshine.

Behind the Scenes Body Art with Expecting Sunshine

At the end of November the crew of Expecting Sunshine did a creative shoot where we filmed visual analogies for baby loss. Artist Perry Medina painted my stomach three times, with three different gestational ages of a baby in utero. After each time, we represented the loss of a child at that stage. They will be powerful representations within the documentary.

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 Here are some fun details:

  • 5 hours filming
  • 3 camera operators
  • 4 cameras
  • 1 body artist
  • 3 paintings
  • 1 assistant
  • 1 model
  • 1 costume
  • 1 bereaved mom interviewed
  • 3 heaters
  • 1 generator
  • 7 cheese sandwiches
  • 12 donuts

Here are some behind the scenes photographs – and a video – from the body art filming.

 

Lunchtime!

Lunchtime!

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Early fetus.

Alexis Marie & Tom

Alexis Marie & Tom

Our crowdfunding campaign ends on Monday at midnight. Please help us reach our goal.


HOW TO CONTRIBUTE:


  • Visit our Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign by clicking here: http://igg.me/at/expectingsun
  • On our campaign page you can read the story, watch the trailer and see how much has been donated.
  • There are two ways to contribute:  
  • (1) Along the right side of the screen there is a list of “Perks,” which are ways we thank you for supporting the film. You can click on the perk you want, it will open up with more info, and you will be given payment options (credit card or paypal).
  • (2) The other way, again on the right side of the screen but this time at the very top, you will see a white box that says “Your contribution” with a pink button below it that says “Contribute now.” There you can enter any amount (with this option you will not receive a “perk”). A new window will open and you can choose your payment method.

Sincerest thanks and gratitude from Alexis Marie Chute and the entire crew of Expecting Sunshine.

Sincerest thanks and gratitude from Alexis Marie Chute and the entire crew of Expecting Sunshine.

New Holiday Perks! Support Expecting Sunshine!

Collaborations & Press for Expecting Sunshine

Growing Baby Belly, Growing Documentary Film