Yes! That’s right Kickstarter fans! Dear Readers, Dear Cineastes! Dear Lovers of Theatre! My new Kickstarter Project “Get Stephen Holt to the Toronto Film Festival 2015” has just launched on Kickstarter! And I’m humbled and honored to have their support once again in the attempt I make every year come hell or highwater to get to TIFF, as it’s abbreviated, and to see as many films as I can and interview as many stars as possible! And to bring attention and coverage to YOU my loyal fans and readers films that you might not otherwise hear about.
Here’s the link that I actually just sent out as a tweet! I’ve never done that before! “Just launched a new Kickstarter project to help The Stephen Holt Show get to the Toronto Film Fest. Details at ”
Tweeting I mean. It’s a whole new world to me but then so was Facebook, which I resisted for years, and now I look at it a million times a day, at least. And also blogging. And here I am four-five years later and still posting to YOU!
If you are able to help, please do. The video put together once again by the great Kevin Teller tells the tale.
I couldn’t do what I do without your help.
Every year about this time, I’m in a packing mode. My wanderlust descends upon me and yes, I’m off! I WILL be going to the wonderful Festival des Films du Monde AND the overwhelming Toronto Film Festival. TIFF! Again! For sixteen years and counting! And I’m very proud of it. It is an all but super-human achievement to get from here to there. As close as it may seem to New York.
But I have to acknowledge the great Beatles song “I Get By With A Little Help From My Friends.” Or I couldn’t do this. And no, Kickstarter failed me again this year. 😦 But I then had to become my own Kickstarter and voila! I AM going!
So thank you to those who’ve helped me accomplish this goal of goals. You know who you are. And who I asked but didn’t. It’s been rough.
And as there begins to settle in a slight autumn chill in the night air in New York, I know it’s time to go to Canada. Where, frankly, I’ve had some of the best times of my life.
People even THANK IAM Canadian. I’m not. But I like their mistake. And there will be so many wonderful films coming my way. And yours, because I’ll be talking about them alllll year, I’m sure. Toronto has the Oscar-bait-y ones. And Montreal will be hosting, as usual, films from all over the world. They are both treats in their own unique way. One VERY French, and one kind of British(that would be Toronto.) But I’m not gone yet! I hate this last week of waiting before I go. Don’t you?
This is the video I made for Kickstarter. Kickstarter is a wonderful thing. It can really make a difference in artists’ lives. And we are trying to raise the $ to get to the Toronto Film Festival this year! And we’re nowhere near our goal If you love quality TV, this is a vote for it. No donation is too small. Some one kicked started it with just $1.
The clock is ticking! If you don’t contribute by midnite July 17 all the money raised goes back to the people who so kindly donated and not to us, and we don’t get to do the fabulous interviews like the ones you’ll see excerpted here.
Jake Gyllenhaal, Laura Linney, Keira Knightley and Jude Law are all on this video. They like my show and they like YOU my viewers! So help us get to TIFF! The abbreviated name for the Toronto International Film Festival! That’s where I interviewed all these brilliant people last year! And you have to keep going their to get them!
Watch the video, where I explain it all, then go to Kickstarter to contribute, but do it fast! Time is running out!