Last week, we urged supporters to open their wallets for #GivingTuesday, a day to raise funds for charitable causes — our movie specifically.

The funding propels Pioneers in Skirts far into post-production — which is THE most expensive part of making a documentary film.

We’ve been educating people on what it will take to complete the film.  Today, we are at a point where we need to hire professional teams to help us take our rough cut over the finish line.

More specifically…

  • Music Composition and Purchasing
  • Professional voice-over Recording
  • Sound Mixing
  • Color Correction
  • Graphics & Titles Design
  • Legal & Insurance

We recently made a grassroots attempt to raise funds to pay for color correction and graphic & title designs for the film.

The making of Pioneers in Skirts relies on generous donations from individuals like YOU. And, since we’re making a film that will positively impact our culture, we’d like to connect with philanthropic businesses who want to play a major role by funding or performing some of professional work efforts.

We went outside the box and made our “ask” in a Pioneers in Skirts Instagram Story — a pitch that was full of ‘behind the scenes’ of the film. It was huge hit!

If you’re unfamiliar with Instagram “stories,” they are connected pictures and/or 14-second videos posted throughout the day.

#GivingTuesday Instagram Story

1 – It’s #GivingTuesday!

2 – Graphics for the film

3 – Using temp graphics

4 – Hiring professionals

5 – A LOT of favors

6 – Various formats

7 – Color correction

8 – Oh Ashley…

9 – Temp voiceover

10 – Blue Yeti mic

11 – Thank you!!

Pioneers in Skirts

Sadly, we didn’t raise enough but it was a fun ride trying!

Many individuals were big givers and we thank those of you who supported the film.

We were surprised to see the abundance of social media shares and words of encouragement, and appreciate many of you for donating via our tax-deductible giving fiscal sponsor — for the 2nd or 3rd time! We are truly humbled.

One step at a time. We’ll get there. 🙂