A Message from Ella Jenkins

Dear Jenkinsians,

The Indiegogo campaign to bring Ella Jenkin's story to the screen has exceeded the 33% mark, and with that we are happy to bring you a very special message from Ella herself!

Included with Ella's video message are several never-before-seen clips from footage shot for Ella Jenkins: We'll Sing a Song Together. See what Ella has to say.

Ella and Zizi

We're in search of donors who would like to contribute to the film at the Executive Producer level. If you, an organization you work with, or someone you know would like information on how to make a tax-deductible contribution to the film for an Executive Producer credit, or as a matching grant, please contact me directly at morningbugle@gmail.com.

I can't thank you all enough for your help in spreading the word about the film and campaign. Please keep doing so by forwarding updates, posting on facebook and twitter and letting others know about this important project. If you haven't shared the news yet, or if it's been a while, I encourage you to forward this email to friends and family who you think would be interested in helping to tell Ella's unique story. Your sharing is the engine that drives this campaign!

If you have been intending to donate to the film, you can do so now at www.indiegogo.com/at/ellajenkins.

Melanie Freisinger of Evanston, IL won the signed copy of Ella's Seasons for Singing CD! Congratultions, Melanie!

This week's contest is for an autographed copy of the Ella Jenkins 90th birthday event poster below. All $35+ backers will be entered to win, with a random winner drawn at the end of the week. Stay tuned to facebook and twitter for the latest as new contests are launched. Good luck! 


In some very exciting news, Ella's Chicago neighbors are throwing a FREE 90th Birthday Party & event in support of the documentary! On Saturday, September 20th at 12pm, Ella's friends and neighbors are invited to gather for music, games and cake in celebration of Ella's milestone birthday. They'll also get to hear about production of Ella Jenkins: We'll Sing a Song Together! You can find more details, and RSVP to the party at the event page here.

Some campaign thank you gifts and will be available for pickup at the event! If you'd like to pick up your thank you gift on the 20th, send an email to production@singasongtogether.com, and we'll arrange to have your gift for you, if it's available.

Posters for the event are going up around Chicago. If you spot one, take a photo and post where you saw it to the film's facebook page or twitter feed to be entered to win a signed event poster!

We can't thank you enough for your support. Let's do Ella proud!

Tim Ferrin
Producer/Director Ella Jenkins: We'll Sing a Song Together
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