From our Kickstarter campaign:
First and foremost, on behalf of the entire team, THANK YOU. Thank you for your pledges. Thank you for your time. Thank you for believing in us. Your support means the world to us.
Our Kickstarter campaign has unfortunately been unsuccessful. As we have not reached our £12,000 goal, your cards will not be charged and we will not be receiving your pledges. We knew crowdfunding would be a tough road, but we can't help but feel as though we have let you all down. We hope you have enjoyed being part of "Bananageddon" and, like us, will not stop spreading the world about the banana crisis and talking about potential solutions.
In the last four weeks, we have a lot to be proud of. Our campaign was talked about in classrooms, retweeted by journalists and filmmakers, and shared hundreds of times.
And this is not the end for "Bananageddon." Our team has met and decided to drastically slash our budget. We will be going to Costa Rica for a much shorter time and we will not be renting any camera gear (I have an old DSLR we will be using). We will produce a much shorter film, but as the British presenter George McGavin told me when we were discussing this film on the phone last week, "Don't forget, it's about the message."
We in no way expect it of those of you who have already given so much of your time and support, but if you are by any chance interested in supporting this rebirth of "Bananageddon," you can find our new fundraiser on GoFundMe at www.bananatruth.com.
Thank you so much for supporting us. We wish you all the very best.
Love, Your Banana Family
Following her dual degree in environmental studies and film studies, Jackie spent four years in Los Angeles, working in the television industry before returning to the world of science and academia this year to complete her masters in applied ecology. The main inspiration behind her return to education was undergraduate experience living on a banana plantation and the imminent challenges bananas are facing in the next decade. She deeply believes in the power of storytelling to change hearts and minds. When she doesn't have her nose in a book or a impending deadline on the horizon, Jackie enjoys hiking, climbing, yoga, trail running and watching the digital koi fish swim in circles on her computer. Breathe in, breath out.