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Booksniffer
06-14-2012, 04:19 AM
Not sure if I'm allowed to post this - just give me a nudge if not, and I'll remove it.

But I just came across this Indiegogo project:
http://www.indiegogo.com/TheUkesDownUnder

and that is one movie I would love to see! :drool:

Looks like they might have a hard time making their goal on time though.
Fingers crossed they get a last-minute push!

MisterRios
06-14-2012, 04:28 AM
There's been four other posts about this, but none seemed to gain traction. I think the UOGB is not as well known outside of Europe, even though they really should be.

Nevertheless, they are immensely talented. And it would be a shame if the project does not get made because I would really love to see the DVD (I've contributed by the way).

Fingers also crossed!


Here are the other posts in case anyone needs more info:

http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?65122-Help-fund-a-new-uke-film
http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?65759-Ukulele-Orchestra-of-Great-Britain-Documentary
http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?65303-DVD-The-UOoGF-Downunder
http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?65547-UOGB-Ukes-DownUnder-Crowdfunding

Booksniffer
06-14-2012, 10:28 AM
Oh, thank you!

I did try and search, but apparently not for the correct terms.

Argh, such a pity it's unlikely to go through now. :(

MisterRios
06-14-2012, 12:02 PM
Actually, I find the search function less than ideal. If I have to search for something, I use google. Type what you're looking for, followed by "site:www.ukuleleunderground.com"

And never say never! It looks like they had a big push, and are only now $2000 away. I think that's like $5000 today only! Let's hope the next 33 hours brings good news.

bazmaz
06-14-2012, 08:26 PM
One thingnive not worked out is, are the UOGB in on this deal? I'd have thought their management would (if they thought it a good idea) would recommend investing in this if there was some return for them.

Not seen any of the members of UOGB even mention it though?

MisterRios
06-15-2012, 12:05 AM
One thingnive not worked out is, are the UOGB in on this deal? I'd have thought their management would (if they thought it a good idea) would recommend investing in this if there was some return for them.

Not seen any of the members of UOGB even mention it though?

I actually first became aware of it through their newsletter. Their email from 11 May has the DVD as the lead story, and it's mentioned again at the bottom of their 8 June newsletter email.

There's also a little box if you go onto their main page: http://www.ukuleleorchestra.com/main/home.aspx

In any case, all that is moot, since they've already reached their goal! $40,171 with 21 hours to go!

Booksniffer
06-15-2012, 12:25 AM
Whohooo, that is great news!!
I'm looking forward to the DVD. :)

And thanks for the tip about searching, going to try that out!