Funding

We would like to express our sincere appreciation to everyone who liked, shared, and contributed to our project in any capacity. 

Thank you for believing in our project and for being patient as we put it all together over these last few years, mostly on evenings and weekends.

Our budget was modest and we benefitted significantly from the generosity of many people we met along the way. We received several government grants but eventually ran out of financing options. As a condition of the artist grants we received, we needed to maintain full creative control of the project and so could not take money from executive producers and many other agencies. 

Indiegogo

In August 2012, we reached out to our families, friends and supporters and asked for their help to fund the completion of our film. Through our crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo, we raised over $21,000 online and in cash donations. 

Thanks to your support, we were able to somehow convince several talented, experienced and in-demand professional artists to work on the film for months (and in some cases, years) for a small fraction of their usual rates. We are eternally grateful.


Thank you for your contributions!

  • ANONYMOUS
  • Adam Budd 
  • Aisling O'Gorman
  • Alex Jansen
  • Alexander Carson
  • Alexandra Hubert
  • Alexandre Leblanc
  • Alexandre Saxena
  • Alphonsie Nicolas
  • Amber Goodwyn
  • Amely Jurgenliemk
  • Andrew
  • Andrew Cutts
  • Andrew Jarjour
  • Andrew Lima
  • Andrew Wanliss-Orlebar
  • Andrew Wanner
  • Angela Kaida
  • Angela Li
  • Angela Restuccia
  • Anil Sanwalka
  • Anne-Renée Hotte
  • Antoine White Goodridge
  • Aonan Yang
  • Arnica Rowan
  • Asher Vijay Yampolsky
  • Ashwani, Amit, Pinki Jangra
  • Avani Parikh
  • Bao-Khanh Nguyen
  • Benson Li
  • Bita Haidarian Nossa
  • Bonnie Coxford
  • Bruce Carlini & Julia Talajic
  • Carol Chong & Doug Smith
  • Catherine Russell
  • Cheryl Donison
  • Chris Dyer
  • Chris Kang
  • Chris Malone
  • Chris Wilson-Smith
  • Christoph Monig
  • Cinema Politica
  • Coleen Smith
  • Colin Raines
  • Curtis Lobb
  • Dabet & Sarah
  • Dahiana Torres
  • Darren Budd
  • Daryl Aitken
  • David Goligorsky
  • David Weatherall
  • Deb Vanslet
  • Debbie Welch
  • Debra Gehring
  • Devin & Hyun Joo Joshi
  • Dora Magovern
  • Doru Lupeneau
  • Earl Hong Tai
  • Eddie Menz
  • Elana Bannerman
  • Eliane Elbogen
  • Ellen & Glen Budd
  • Elvire Thouvenot-Nitzan
  • Emilie Gauthier
  • Emilie Rousseau
  • Emily Cholette
  • Emily Gan 
  • Emily Pelstring
  • Emmanuel Labat
  • Eric Kitchen
  • Faisal Sheniib
  • François Bastien
  • Gavin Fernandes
  • Geraldine Taddeo
  • Gina Haraszti
  • Gopal Rengasamy (For my daughters)
  • Gordon Bradley
  • Gord Budd
  • Gouri Prasad Kadakia 
  • Grace Cirocco
  • Greg Wallace
  • Hasit & Martina Shukla
  • Hayley Baines
  • Hayley Porteous
  • Herma Marie Handinero
  • Hisako Noguchi
  • Hui WangIla Jadav
  • Isabella Salas
  • Isabelle Lemay
  • Jackie Gallant
  • James Allison
  • James Yoxall
  • Jane Meletis
  • Janice Hilsen
  • Jatinder Grewal
  • Jeanne Gan
  • Jeannine McNeil
  • Jeffery Talajic
  • Jennifer Cholette
  • Jennifer McGuire
  • Jenny Lin
  • Jerome Bel
  • Jerome Dunn
  • Jessica Auer
  • Johanne Pelletier
  • John Christou
  • John Kerns
  • Josée Pedneault
  • Josh Curk
  • Josh Usheroff - Black Box Productions
  • Juan Esteban Diaz
  • Julia & Benton
  • Julian Ua'Siaghail
  • Julie Lang
  • Julie Lapointe
  • Julien Grégoire
  • Justin Desforges
  • K M Parizeau
  • Kaoru Matsui
  • Karen Teohkatherine benz
  • Kevin Laforest
  • Khurram Shehzad
  • Kirit Shah
  • Kirsten Cameron
  • Kristopher Woofter
  • Kyle Stanfield
  • Leilani Cleveland Deveau & Rick Deveau
  • Leonora Gangadeen-King
  • Lisa Bledsoe
  • Lisa Frigand
  • Lisa Graves
  • Liz Cormier
  • Liz Miller
  • Loretta Walton-Meyer
  • Louis-Charles
  • Louise Jones
  • Madhu Raju
  • Malissa Smith
  • Manas Malhotra
  • Marc Almon
  • Maria Santaguida
  • Marie Marguerite Sabonguy
  • Marie McDonough
  • Marie Pierre Lardeau
  • Marina Popova
  • Marina Stathopoulos
  • Mario Talajic
  • Mark Emil Hermansen
  • Mary Wichterle
  • Mathieu Gagnon
  • Matthew Bell
  • Matthew Wiviott
  • Maya Yampolsky 
  • Meenakshi Malhotra
  • Megan Armitage
  • Megan Carlson
  • Mia Donovan
  • Michael Maher
  • Michael Murray
  • Michael O'Neill
  • Michael-Oliver Harding
  • Mimi Tang
  • Mimi Zhou
  • Minh Tu Ngoc Nguyen
  • Mona Sharma
  • Myriam Augustin
  • Nancy McGuire
  • Nancy Tang
  • Natalie Donaher
  • Neil McAlpine & Parool Joshi
  • Nicholas Martin
  • Nicole Guillemet
  • Nika Khanjani
  • Noa Seger
  • Olga Schroeder
  • Olive Bailey
  • Olivier Marchand
  • Ondine Roche
  • Pamela Rigden-Snead
  • Paresh Shukla
  • Patrick Devey
  • Paul & Meena Cleland
  • Paula & Zaven Sarkissian
  • Paula Irving
  • Peggy Olsen
  • Pen Hsia Ku
  • Peter Rist
  • Peter Simpson
  • Phillipe Rostaing
  • Pierre Tanguay
  • Pravin Premkumar
  • Priya Shah
  • Priya Vaughan
  • Rachel Birrell
  • Rachel Donaldson
  • Rachelle Yoxall
  • Raewyn Curtis
  • Raiomond Mirza
  • Raymond Boucher
  • Rebecca Stievater
  • Rina Kamath
  • Robert Soroka
  • Robin Elliott
  • Roger Maclean
  • Roger Tellier-Craig
  • Rohan Pai
  • Rory Sarkissian
  • Rosanna Maule
  • Runa Bhattacharjee
  • Russ Cooper
  • Russell Sinclair
  • Ruth Kaaserer
  • Sabrina Ratté
  • Sachin Prabu
  • Sandeep Bhagwati
  • Sandra Parente
  • Sanjay Gokani
  • Sarah Barr
  • Sarah Gehrig
  • Sarah Gotowka
  • Sarah Pinchevsky
  • Sasha Miguel
  • Sheena Starky
  • Shelagh Peden
  • Shivani Manghnani
  • Simon & Lea
  • Simon Horn
  • Simon Shu
  • Stephane Grasso
  • Stephanie Yorke
  • Stephen Shaw
  • Steve Faguy
  • Stillfighting.org (Jay Vanian)
  • Sue Johnson
  • Susan Binder
  • Suzan Gan
  • Suzanne Rupp
  • Taien Ng-Chan
  • Tamara Taddeo
  • Tamisha Harris
  • Tanis Keiner
  • Taylor Frawley
  • Tery Palmer
  • Thelma Dunn
  • Thomas Destugues
  • Todd Langille
  • Tracey Lindeman
  • Uadita Chandra Kumar
  • Vachasputi Joshi
  • Valère Gauthier
  • Vincent Toi
  • William Straw
  • William Vallieres
  • Xi Feng
  • Xiaodan He
  • Xiaojing Ge
  • Yvonne Caples
  • Zachary Finkelstein
  • Zachary Kenny
  • Zoe Constantinides
  • Zoë Meletis
  • Zoë Westhof

N.B. To our funders, names are listed as promised on the campaign page. If you decide you'd rather be incognito, just say the word. We understand completely and want to respect your privacy. Thank you for your support!


Equipment

We also want to acknowledge several people who trusted us with their equipment when we didn't have any (in 2006) or when we needed a few extra bells and whistles (in 2012): Rohan Fernando, Tamara Taddeo, Kirsten Cameron, and Van Royko. You really helped us out, thank you.


Institutions

The production of this film was made possible thanks to the financial support of the Conseil des arts et lettres du Québec.


We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $153 million to bring the arts to Canadians throughout the country.

Post-production assistance provided by the National Film Board of Canada's Filmmaker Assistance Program.

Production equipment provided by Concordia University Television.

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