It is true: in 2015 we will produce the film dedicated to Zen Master Wu Bong. We wish to warmly thank all who variously supported us, financially, spreading the voice, sharing materials or giving suggestions.
Here’s what happens next. We will take some more weeks to conclude the fundraising process, which includes continuing exploring the possibility of having official sponsors (like cultural institutions, airlines etc.) or co-producers (tv channels). This will terminate by February the 15th, at that point we will have a clearer idea of the budget we can count on and therefore of the kind of film we can afford. For now, thanks to all the 53 people from 14 countries who contributed, we’ve ensured the simple version of the film can be made: which doesn’t mean we’re going to give up our aspiration to make an aesthetically distinguished movie, able to speak to various audiences – both close to the Kwan Um School of Zen and not. We’ve already started to work on this, thinking of possible original solutions. More on this soon.
Beside the official fundraising, there is still a possibility to contribute individually: in the next couple of days we’re going to set up a link to our paypal account on our website www.dontknowfilm.com/ and of course you can make a direct transaction (please write to us for the IBAN: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com.) If you think you have any friend who might be interested in supporting us and hasn’t done so yet, please share. Of course every contributor will be entitled to our perks. Please be patient – you’ll receive them as soon as the movie is ready.
This is all for now. We’ll keep you updated, through direct mailing and through our website.
Our warmest wishes for a bright new year,
Fabio and Chiara