Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Dear Spinster Supporters, Together, we did it! We've met our minimum goal, but our campaign is not over yet, so let's make the MOST of the next few days. We are aiming to meet our second goal - DVD production before the holidays. Let's keep on riding towards success and hit the $10,000 mark before Sunday morning. Please come one and all and celebrate with us at our Kickstarter Wrap Party on Friday 3/29 at Nooworks! 395 Valencia St/15th, SF 7 - 10 pm Come see exclusive clips from the film (the famous BAR SCENE) Meet cast & crew Music by DJ Precious Cargo Photography by Jillian Betterly Food by MamakSF Drinks from Lagunitas Brewing Co, Cerruti Cellars and Numi Tea Silent Auction includes Nooworks, Po Campo, Hotel Carlton, Animal House SF and more! https://www.facebook.com/events/119897938197703/ Check out this little teaser for you all: Try on some clothes, eat, drink and be merry and support independent, local, bicycle film! Invite friends and keep sharing The Spinster! See you there! Ding Ding! Kristin
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
THANK YOU to ALL OF YOU for supporting The Spinster from day 1 to now! Here are a few words from some of our supporters! We have two events this week that will help us ride on to meet our 2nd goal - DVD production by the holidays! And your chance to see more exclusive clips from the film. The Spinster Movie Preview at PUBLIC Bikes in Oakland on Tuesday 3/26 (tonight)! The Spinster Kickstarter Wrap Party at Nooworks in SF on Friday 3/29! Come celebrate like a Spinster! See you there!
Monday, March 25, 2013
The Spinster, As of this writing, today we are 75% funded with 5 days left in our campaign. But this past Friday, I was starting to get more than a little nervous about whether or not we would meet our goal. So I set out with co-producer judy b. to film a little video update. On our way to our shooting location, a few auspicious things happened. 1) I ran into one of our first backers, Hiawatha Bradley, in Alamo Square 2) When we reached our location, one of our community supporters, Wine Tasting on the Bay, sailed by in The Neptune 3) judy b.'s neighbor jogged through one of our scenes I got re-inspired by the support of this community, and I knew we were going to make our goal! When I returned from filming this update, I saw that one of our supporters, Caroline Merrill, had increased her pledge to claim the GRAND PRIZE! And backers like Jay Schneider, Laura Olson Didier and Ramona Wheelright also increased their pledges. Thanks to all of you, we're still in the game! So thank you again for your belief in The Spinster. I hope you're inspired by this video update. Please SHARE with your friends and family! Only a few days left! Let's do this! LOVE, Kristin
Sunday, March 24, 2013
With only a few days left on the campaign, actress/co-producer judy b. wanted to share some thoughts on why The Spinster is important to her, and why you should get in on the fun! http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1698642756/the-spinster-completion-funds Pledge today and join us!
Thursday, March 21, 2013
We knew it wasn't gonna be easy, so you just gotta hold on! And please pledge, support and share our campaign! http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1698642756/the-spinster-completion-funds THANK YOU AND RIDE ON!
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Name: La Phoebe Occupation: Bike Mechanic at Huckleberry & Martial Arts Instructor Raison d'être: Ass-Kicking Current city/Neighborhood: SF/Alamo Square Favorite city to ride a bike in in the world: Budapest - especially the Pest side. Along the Danube is cool too. Type of bike: Surly Cross Check Describe what you like best about your bike: The flipped mustache bars with bar-end shifters! Describe your personal style: Practical yet stylish - think prêt-à-porter/work & social combined into one. Favorite accessory when riding: Brass-knuckles come in handy, as does my cozy Chrome hoodie when it's cold in SF. Favorite time and/or place to ride: Midnight on a moonless night. Tell us a funny story that happened to you on your bike: When I was training for the Olympics (Tae Kwon Do) in Korea, I was biking along a bridge and couldn't understand the warning sign. I kept speeding along & before I knew it, I flew off the bridge ( it had collapsed in the middle). Luckily, it wasn't too high & I landed in a deep part of a river below. Unfortunately, it ruined my competition but I survived. Vélo Vogue tip of the day: Don't be a douche! Bring La Phoebe to life by pledging The Spinster today!
Monday, March 18, 2013
Name: Karla O'Connor Occupation: Marketing manager for a small fashion company Raison d'être: Make people look good and feel good, starting with myself Current city/Neighborhood: SF/Lower Haight Favorite city to ride a bike in in the world: I love biking in Paris. My best friend Phoebe and I went there a few summers ago and had a blast with the Vélib rentals. So easy and fun. I love Paris for everything. Except I guess vegetarian food. Helmet or no helmet: Riding around town, I wear a hat with a brim to hold my hair in check and keep the sun out of my eyes. Type of bike: Civia Twin City Describe what you like best about your bike: I love the step-through frame: so easy to hop on and off in a skirt. I also love the smooth ride and easy handling. Civia makes solid bikes that look great too. Describe your personal style: I find that if I wear what I like, people like what I wear. Favorite accessory when riding: Po Campo purses because they strap right onto the bike - don't have to carry it, don't worry about losing it or someone swiping it. Favorite time and/or place to ride: I like riding to dinner in the evening, after work, with my husband, Todd. Tell us a funny story that happened to you on your bike: I met my husband, Todd, online, and our first date was a Critical Mass ride. I was sporting a super cute Nooworks dress with a very flouncy skirt. So flowy in fact that as we were riding along the ridge above Fort Mason a breeze blew it up in my face. Todd still thinks I did it on purpose. Vélo Vogue tip of the day: Always wear cute unders when biking in a skirt. You never know who might see you -- or what they might see! Please bring Karla to life by pledging The Spinster today! You could take home the very same Civia Twin City bicycle that she is raving about, plus the satisfaction of supporting an independent bicycle film!