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Help fund local filmmaker

 
Crowdfunding creative projects is something that will only increase in the coming years. While some aspects of the creative industries remain well paid and financially rewarding a majority of them are simply unsustainable.
 
So many aspects of our world are being effected by the digital revolution, I mean have you tried finding an investigative journalist recently? And there is a reason why I am no longer the person performing on stage and now spend my time producing events.
 
But I digress, one of our most successful creatives is a local photographer, Shawn Talbot, and he has been busy volunteering on a side project for the past couple years with a few other local filmmakers. They are making a webseries called 1 Stop Closer. It's basically a behind the scenes look at some of the amazing shoots that Shawn has been on around the world. They have shot all 9 episodes, but they need some financial help to cover the editing costs. To do this they launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise the $17,500 needed to edit the episodes together. At the time of writing they are only $2000 away from reaching their goal. 
 
 
To find out how to support the campaign go here. 
 
If you do support them you get some very worthwhile thank you's. If you go for the top reward please be sure to invite me along to go and see the spirit bear :)
 
To give you an idea of what they are working on here is a preview (WARNING: it's beautiful):
 

I sat down with Shawn Talbot at his studio to talk about his work, the project, and some of the shoots he worked on (live lava, naked models being drenched in milk, and many more): 

 
 


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About the Author

Ryan Donn is a singer/songwriter, event producer, digital creative, and Councillor at the City of Kelowna

I love creating songs, which have been used by the Terry Fox Run, Kelowna’s Centennial Celebration, or heard on various local radio stations. 

In the past few years, I've focused on creating community events including Music in the Park, New York New Years, Castanet’s Free Family Skate, Talented Kids, Talented Kelowna, and others.

Originally from Scotland, I’ve lived in Kelowna for over 20 years. My wife, Kimberly, and our two daughters, Lyla and Bella, share our home with Tom (adult with diverse abilities).

In 2014, I was elected to Kelowna City Council. 

Opinions are my own, and don't represent the City of Kelowna, Festivals Kelowna or Creative Okanagan. 

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