Finding Sunken Treasure

Dear Fans & Friends of Ella Jenkins,

We had a wonderful surprise yesterday when Chicago's hometown heroes of rock'n roll, Wilco, posted and tweeted about the campaign for Ella Jenkins: We'll Sing a Song Together!

Click through the above links to see their postings. Ella was thrilled and we're still rockin' in our boots until further notice. Check out Wilco's current tour and upcoming anniversary celebration news here.

Now is the time to dig out your old family films, videos, slides, photos, and audio recordings because we're on the lookout for some hidden gems. And not just because it's #tbt.

Ella and an unidentified friend @ Circle Pines Center, c. 1959
If you or someone you know has footage, photos or recordings of Ella Jenkins that you'd be willing to share with our documentary team, please contact director Tim Ferrin at

Our Indiegogo campaign for Ella Jenkins: We'll Sing a Song Together was offered an extension, and now is running through Sept. 30! Please keep doing what you're doing to get the word out, and keep encouraging others to pledge their support. We need to hit that $65,000 goal in time so that we can bring Ella's story to life.

If you know someone who would prefer to mail a check to the campaign, you may also email me at the above address for pertinent information.

In case you missed it last week, here again is Ella's video message with several
never-before-seen clips from footage shot for Ella Jenkins: We'll Sing a Song Together.

We're still 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

This week's contest is for an autographed copy of the Ella Jenkins 90th birthday event poster and is on through tonight. All $35+ backers before midnight tonight will be automatically entered to win the poster, with a random winner drawn at on Friday.

Stay tuned to facebook and twitter for the latest as new contests are launched. Good luck!
I can't thank you enough for pledging your support, and sharing the campaign with others. We're 250 backers strong and we've got 20 days left to get this documentary funded. Let's make it happen.

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

P.S. Don't forget about the FREE 90th Birthday Party & event in support of the documentary in Chicago on Saturday, September 20th! You can find more details, and RSVP to the party at the event page here. Some campaign thank you gifts will be available for a donation at the event.  
We'll have more to share about the party soon!

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