We did it! 100% funded on IndieGogo

What an exciting finish - with hours to spare we went over the top and hit our target. The $12,500 we raised is what enabled us to travel to Europe to shoot our key interviews -- it's also what is keeping this modest filmmaker alive as we work on our teasers, the pitch and our quest to build the dream team to make this project come alive!

Thank you so much to everyone who pitched in by sharing, joining our Facebook page and of course by contributing!

All the prizes and rewards will start getting sorted out after Hot Docs!

Much love


Paris, Marseille, and home again: shooting wraps up for the new Cortazar documentary

We've been silent on the blog front for the last two weeks because it's hard to write when you have a camera, a stack of letters and a 1970's VW in your hands!

We just wrapped up an amazingly successful shooting mission for our new Cortazar documentary all over France - from meeting ex-Cosmoroute adventures, to thousands of Cortazar fans at the Salon du Livres in Paris, to strolling the Seine and reuniting Stephane (Carol's son) with the long lost Fafner, all the way to the bottom of the Cosmoroute, where Raquel, Serre and the ghosts of the Marseille conquistadores continue to thrive… some in the strangest, oddest ways. We found dragons. We made epic 360 stedicam shots. We found a girl who looked like Carol and came on the road with us. We changed people's lives, putting the past in their hands, and seeing what happens. It was emotional. It was exhilarating. It was … exhausting!

It's damn good to be home in Toronto and gearing up for Hot Docs -- who's going to be there? We can't wait to see the Canadian talent and meet industry players from all over the world. Let's hope we are showing here next year!