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Expecting Sunshine Film & Book Thank You’s!

Right off the bat, I want to say a huge THANK YOU to all the recent supporters of Expecting Sunshine Documentary film! Making a film is hard work – and so is the crowdfunding. Thankfully, there are amazing people out there that make things happen. It is because of them, and all the children they represent, that Expecting Sunshine has come alive in the world!

THANK YOU to our most recent supporters:

(in the order they were received)

Thank you Robert Duke for donating $500!

Thank you Rhonda and Bevan May for donating $1,000!

Thank you Patti Walker for donating $85!

Thank you Pregnancy After Loss Support for donating $85!

 

Thank you Stephanie Haight, in loving memory of Cullen Gray Pryor, for donating $20!

Thank you Sandy Rysavy, in loving memory of Baby Rysavy, for donating $85!

Thank you Jennifer Rose Long for donating $25!

Thank you Kelly Kittel for donating $25!

Thank you Naomi Maharaj for donating $100!

Thank you Anonymous for donating $100!

 

This is a painting that the Chute family painted together for the film.


BOOK TOUR: Multicultural Heritage Centre

I had a wonderful night at the Multicultural Heritage Centre’s “Wine and Words” book club this past week! Sitting around with a group of people who love to read is amazing. I felt like I was with kindred spirits. I have to say, I feel inspired to join a book club myself!

One great thing about Expecting Sunshine is that it gets people talking. The book club meeting was a wonderful experience hearing about the things that matter to people and how they approach life, grief, and personal self-discovery. I am grateful for all the stories shared – and the wine poured!

 

I am incredibly grateful for all the support Expecting Sunshine is receiving across the board – from the documentary fundraiser to the book tour to reviews and meaningful conversations. Thank you everyone! There are not enough words. Sending love!

Thank you for reading!

With gratitude,

Alexis Marie Chute

Awesome Book Tour & Film Fundraising Update

Film Crowdfunding FINAL PUSH

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:


Captain Kick Ass


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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.