It's OK - we are still reaching for the stars!
As you have already heard from Kickstarter, we did not make our goal and your credit cards will not be charged with the pledge amount. However, we would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your support! You will forever be a Golden Tracker now, and we will never forget that you were of the first people to seriously back and believe in our cosmic project.
We were skeptical of fundraising through crowdfunding because it is a tough endeavor, but we decided to go for it with, indeed, a very ambitious goal. More than anything, we wanted to be truthful to how much a filmic journey like ours would cost and we didn't want to do it half way. We know what our budget is and now we will continue to fundraise for it.
Along this journey and through our outreach, we have developed some amazing friendships and garnered the support of the original Voyager Interstellar Message team, including Ann Druyan herself. Not to give too much away yet, but we feel closer than ever to the launch of our own mission.
With Professor Frank Drake, the incredible mind that hinted the idea of the Golden Record to Carl Sagan. Cornell University, October 2017.
We leave you with a little piece that The Chicago Maroon did on our project, we hope you enjoy it!
Finally, Golden Tracks is fiscally sponsored by Video Veracity Inc in New Orleans, and if you are interested in making a tax-deductible contribution (which is something that Kickstarter does not offer), please feel free to get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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