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Last Chance to Include your Baby’s Name in the Film

Expecting Sunshine documentary still needs contributions to bring the film to life. We are still $4,860 short of our fundraising goal. This is where we need your help.

As the film is nearing completion in the editing stage, there are a few very special opportunities to get involved and support the project.

We have four contribution levels that will be closing soon. By November 30, 2016. These contribution levels all include personal or business names in the film credits. These credits will always be a part of the documentary, which will be shown all over the world.

This is your opportunity as a parent to remember your baby that died. Or to celebrate your child born after your loss. Your son or daughter’s name, or nickname, will be publicly acknowledged and celebrated. At the end of the day, this is what brings me the most joy with this film.

This is also an opportunity for businesses and professionals to join with the film in supporting those who grieve. Expecting Sunshine Documentary strives to bring attention to taboo topics, to remove the stigma around these types of losses and celebrate children! Children with us, and those that live on in our hearts.

 

PLEASE CONSIDER DONATING BEFORE NOVEMBER 30, 2016

Click here to read about the fundraising effort and see where the money will be spent.

Click here to donate.

 

The cover image for Expecting Sunshine Documentary Film.

The cover image for Expecting Sunshine Documentary Film.

CONTRIBUTION LEVELS:

 

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“In Memory / Supporter / Rainbow Baby” Credit in THE FILM $250

A unique commemoration! We join with you in honouring your deceased child, your rainbow baby, or you as a supporter, by listing a name in the “In Memory / Supporter / Rainbow Baby” in the film credit reel. We dedicate this project to these individuals.

Please email Alexis Marie at info@alexismariechute.com with the name you want commemorated.

Feature Film Credit $1,000

Not only a name, but with this film credit you also receive a photo of your deceased child or your rainbow baby, or business logo or honorary symbol of support, in the credit reel of the film.

Associate Producer Status $5,000

To celebrate your generosity for the project, we will name you an Associate Producer in the credits with a photo, logo or symbol to mark your support.

 

Executive Producer Status $10,000

To choose this perk means you’re our hero! You will be named an Executive Producer in the credits with a photo, logo or symbol to mark your support. You will also receive two VIP invitations to the premier of the film and unlimited good vibes sent your way.

Travel not included.


 

Thank you so much for reading and supporting this project. Even simply sharing this blog post will do a world of good.

 

Sincerely,

 

Alexis Marie Chute

 

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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:


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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.

New Holiday Perks! Support Expecting Sunshine!

Crowdfunding LIVE on Indiegogo

The Expecting Sunshine Documentary crowdfunding campaign is now LIVE on Indiegogo! This is a monumental leap of faith – but I believe in my crew, I believe in the vision, and, most importantly, I believe in our topic. With more than three weeks to go, I am confident we will be successful and that this film will touch many.

 

After our first four days, we have raised: $13,355!

Thank you so much to all who have contributed! You are making a difference!

 

We had a one generous donor that set us ahead on the first day! I am humbled in gratitude!

We had a one generous donor that set us ahead in the first 30 minutes!
I am humbled with gratitude!

 

While this is a fabulous start worth celebrating, more hard work is required and more contributions are needed to reach our goal. Please consider supporting Expecting Sunshine! And please share about the film with your family and friends. All these efforts will make a huge difference.

You can visit and contribute to our Expecting Sunshine crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo by clicking here.

 

Please take advantage of the many ways you can share Expecting Sunshine and the crowdfunding campaign. Thank you!

Please take advantage of the many ways you can share Expecting Sunshine and the crowdfunding campaign. Thank you!

 

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Shortly, we will be doing our first ever “Social Media Shout-Out Thank-You” to our contributors! This is only one of our awesome gratitude perks on Indiegogo. Please check them all out on our crowdfunding page. 

 

– Alexis Marie Chute, Author, Artist, Filmaker