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The Closer We Get - Indiegogo Campaign Update - less than 2 days to go!

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-closer-we-get/

Presently at just over 10k of our 15k goal!

One day all this will be teensy mud houses

In other news - we've also been working on our NWC Cambridge project….

We'll bring you info very soon on how you could get involved in a very exciting hands-on public art project of ours this summer - watch this space!

Hint - it involves mud and our long-standing obsession with scale model towns :-)

The Closer We Get Indiegogo Campaign

Here's an update from me that includes a little clip from our footage.

The Closer We Get - Karen's latest Indiegogo campaign update

Happy New Year to all our Friends & Film Backers.
For me and the rest of my family, this was a poignant festive season, without our Mum Ann with us, for the first time. My sister Alison found herself having a little weep at the local Christmas church service, remembering Mum's love of carol-singing, and my brother Sean published this lovely article in the Herald Scotland about grieving for her. His words touched so many that the column & film in fact trended for a spell on Twitter that weekend. But some things don't change even in our family - my Dad Ian again stunned us with the vast quantity of booze he is able to amalgamate into his famous brandy butter. I can't remember a Christmas where this concoction didn't literally take your breath away!

Though last Christmas (2012), my Mum wasn't in the best of health, I remember her appearing to be snoozing mid-meal (how many of us fancy doing that during Christmas dinner ?!), when my Dad read aloud a classic cracker joke:
"Why would you invite a mushroom to a Christmas party?"
Without opening her eyes, Mum replied before anyone else even tried - correctly - "Cos he's a fun guy"
Much of Ann's charm in person and - of course - on camera in her later years was this kind of funny and unexpected interjection when you least expected it - as if she was reminding everyone 'I'm not a deaf old lady in a wheelchair, I'm still a real person". This is very much the Ann you will get to know in the film.
I wrote more about this last Christmas together on my Blog, which you can read here.

So, after an inevitably rather quiet spell over the festive season, things are hotting up again here, and it's been a thrilling weekend with pledges climbing towards £4000 - we are so grateful and with your help we know we can reach the £15,000 target. Our quirkiest Perk, the Month of Heirloom Cakes is beginning to sell just like the proverbial hotcakes, so if someone you know would appreciate this sweet treat, get in there soon before they sell out!

We really appreciate the work so many of you are doing on the project's behalf, on Twitter, Facebook and in person.

If every Backer we have so far persuades even 2 friends to pledge £20, the campaign gains over £4000. This is the power of us!

I've posted up a video Campaign Update here - do watch!

Lastly, I wanted to remind you all that Nina and I welcome your feedback and suggestions about the campaign and the issues it raises - just get in touch here.

Onwards and upwards! xxx

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