Crowdfunding the Meat, Not the Potato Salad: Almost There is Almost There

The latest on us? Meetings, meetings, meetings, reading, reading, reading, watching, watching, watching. More very soon, though.

We’re thinking about a crowdfunding campaign this fall to raise development funds for this project, and to get an early gauge on the breadth of support. But meanwhile, we’ll start sharing campaigns for other films raising funds this way with deep Chicago pedigrees, as part of our mission to support the development of Chicago’s indie film community.

Local filmmakers Dan Rybicky and Aaron Wickenden are in post-production with “Almost There,” a documentary film via Kartemquin about a singular outsider artist, and need finishing funds. Check out the project at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/almostthereproject/almost-there-a-coming-of-old-age-story and kick in before August 8. (Brian Hieggelke)