MAKING HISTORY Crowdfunding Update (October 2014)

On Friday I posted an update on Indiegogo about my MAKING HISTORY crowdfunding campaign. To think, at this time last year I had just launched the MAKING HISTORY crowdfunding campaign!

As many of you know, it brought me to Taiwan where I witnessed and experienced the Sunflower Movement, the largest student-led protest movement in the history of Taiwan to date.

While I was in Taiwan earlier this year, I did more research for the biography of Su Beng. There I met with academics, historians and associates of Su Beng. I even met several of Su Beng's underground operatives, who have spoken to me under the condition of anonymity. 

I also shot much more footage of Su Beng, especially during the occupation of the Legislative Yuan. In fact, I have some exciting news about that! Some of the footage I shot during one of Su Beng’s visits inside of the occupied Legislative Yuan has been included in a documentary about Su Beng directed by Lihkuei Chen, the Director of the film Dear Taiwan (好國好民).

UPDATE (January 20, 2015): "Su Beng, the Revolutionist" (明紀錄片「革命進行式」) the documentary film directed by Lihkuei Chen, is set to be released February 26, 2015. And my footage of Su Beng's first visit inside of the occupied Legislative Yuan had been included in the documentary.

As for the short documentary offered as a perk for the MAKING HISTORY crowdfunding campaign, much of the footage that I had previously shot on miniDV format has been digitized. However, I haven’t gotten as much work done as I’d like on my documentary about Su Beng. Regrettably, it is not yet complete at this time.  I am really sorry to announce this delay, especially to the Executive Producers and Co-Producers of the documentary, not to mention those who have ordered a copy of the completed documentary. 

I am now setting a new deadline to complete it by June 2015.  In the meantime, I will post monthly updates on my progress with the documentary here and on my Indiegogo MAKING HISTORY crowdfunding campaign page. Click on the "Updates" tab for the latest announcements related to the MAKING HISTORY crowdfunding campaign.

Regarding the Talking Taiwan podcast interview perk, I have been in touch with the individuals who selected it, and look forward to scheduling these interviews in the coming months.

I owe a HUGE debt of thanks to all of my contributors and supporters. Thank you for all of your support, encouragement and understanding. THANK YOU for Making History Happen!