5 17th, 2010

Dear friends,

As I’m sure you have noticed by now,  this film will not be made with out the support of the greater community. If you are inspired by this project and want to help see it’s greatest potential you can help us out in various ways.

Translators We would like to be able to present everything we have bilingually in Japanese and English. Particularly, we need help with translation into Japanese.

Performers Do you sing? do stand up comedy? dance? live painting? DJ? If so, we’d love it if you would perform at our next event.

Transcribers We have hours of interviews with the characters in the film that needs transcribing. Transcribing is a great way to get a behind the scenes preview of the footage and help us shape the story. Let us know what you found interesting, what you feel should be included in the film, and what perhaps needs further development. All you need  is a few spare hours a week, a computer with internet access and we will set you up. We have both Japanese and English content.

Event organizers Perhaps you like putting on events where lots of people gather to have a good time. Well, we certainly need help organizing screening and fundraiser type events. We want to create events where people can learn about the film, enjoy good music and a good atmosphere.  You can help out on the day or you can help us develop one or more events.

Sponsorship/Goods Do you work for a company who might be interesting in sponsoring us by offering their products for free or discount? We are look for things like equipment sponsorship to help us produce our film. Also, other goods  such as beverages, food and services ( ie. coupon for a free professional massage, dinner at a restaurant for two etc) could be used at our event, auctioned up to help us fundraise. The possibilities are endless.

Outreach We need help spreading the word about this project. If you are connected to a network of people who you think is interested in the subject then please forward them the website http://www.hafufilm.com, our facebook page http://tinyurl.com/hafufilmfacebook and our twitter feed http://twitter.com/hafufilm

The most important thing is if you are inspired to help us, that you can have fun while contributing so if you have some other ideas than the ones listed here please just email us at info@hafufilm.com, we’d love to hear from you!