Dear supporters of Jeff Golub: Train Keeps A Rolling,
When we first sat down to edit our film, our original intention was to make a short documentary. By the time we got to the Sundance submission time we realized the film was way more powerful and rich than we'd ever imagined. We saw that Jeff & Audrey's story is not only worthy of a feature length documentary, but it has the potential to help many people in a way we had never envisioned.
After screening our first major rough cut, we found that we wanted to greatly enhance the amount of stories of love and humor that we heard from Jeff's closest friends and family members over the past year. Every person we meet shares tales of how funny, talented, and caring Jeff was to all of them, both professionally and personally. These stories are essential to understanding Jeff’s life—in the long year’s before his illness—and are essential to the film.
As such, we have been doing some more interviews with his closest friends. We have also done more interviews with Audrey, allowing us to see how she and the boys are doing now, and as they look to the future.
The expansion of the project has excited us and everyone we've been working with on it. Here are a couple production stills from some recent shoots:
We are continuing to seek funding in order to cover our final stages, and we will finish this fall, entering all the major festivals and seeking global broadcasting opportunities.
We are seeking assistance with gathering additional photographs and videos of Jeff, from any time in his life and yours, to help us bring the real Jeff to life in the most colorful and vivid way possible.
Also, we are gathering contacts of individual and organizational philanthropies to ensure this final stage of the film. If you have any suggestions, please let us know! Due to the generous support of our fiscal sponsor, CurePSP, all donations are tax deductible. Click here to donate.
Kyle & Phil
WOW. We are simply floored by the support for this project during our 30 day Kickstarter fundraiser. It's a testament to Jeff's legacy that so many people want to see this film made.
Combined with a generous grant from the CurePSP Foundation, this funding allows us to get started. Is is, indeed, a great kickstart!
It was an emotional ride for many of us, most especially for all of you who loved Jeff. What we raised in those 30 days was done through the incredible kindness and generosity of hundreds of people, who gave everything from $1 to many thousands of dollars. All given through love, and a desire to make a wonderful work of art that frames the lives of Jeff and his family, friends, and fans. We will work incredibly hard to make this film worthy of all your compassion and caring.
We thank every single one of you who contributed, and the truly thousands of people we have reached around the world through Facebook and Twitter who have said they miss Jeff terribly, and they are eager to see this documentary come to the world.
With love, respect, and tremendous gratitude,
Kyle & Philip