A few weeks ago I was in my office doing work (proper work) when I received a Facebook message from a guy wanting to know if he could either buy or borrow PancakeBot. I get a lot of spam so I ignored it. Then the same guy tweeted me too, so now I’m thinking this is probably a real person and it is only polite to reply. He then comes back with “I work with Jamie Oliver and we want to make a fun pancake day video so wondered whether we could borrow PancakeBot”. …
What is Lake Clarity?
Lake Clarity is a horror audio book created by Pacific Obadia (A college student majoring in English and theatre) and Larissa Fleming (A college student who will complete the year with a bachelor of arts & theatre and a music minor). Their Kickstarter campaign has attracted support from all over the world including Switzerland, America and Thailand. It would be great to see them reach their funding goal of $5,000 so that they make season 2 as awesome as possible.
Finally found some time to edit this video. It seems that young Lizi is now a permanent member of the Fund It Together team as she is much less miserable than me and picks much more interesting projects.
Who is Luke Cutforth?
Luke and his friend / colleague Josh are currently in the post-production stage of a feature film, an adaptation of the Caroline Smailes novel The Drowning of Arthur Braxton. As a backer of the Kickstarter campaign my daughter Lizi and I were fortunate enough to see an early preview screening of the film. Luke was kind enough to give us some of his time after the screening to tell us about his experience with financing the project through crowdfunding.
Usually I try to keep charity and crowdfunding as separate issues but sometimes the twain just meets. On this occasion the two things are thrust together by virtue of the fact that George is walking all the way around Sussex and, given that I live in the east part of the county, it seems only right and proper to lend my support. Add to that the fact that I consider The National Autistic Society to a be a particularly worthwhile cause and frankly I would seem like a bit of a grumpy pants if I didn’t make some effort to raise awareness of this event.
In recent years nothing that has appeared on my TV has made me laugh as much as “This is Jinsy“. The show is the work of Chris Bran and Justin Chubb and looks at life on the island of Jinsy; a magical place of folk tales, heroes, villains, tom-foolery and the unforgettable ballads from Melody Lane. I was therefore very pleased to hear that the Jinsy Boys have turned their attention to a book and are currently trying to raise funds to publish Dad Droid.