Despite some timing and projector issues, the Premiere was a great success! We have only two pictures, if you took pictures, please send them our way so we can make an album :) Thank you to all who attended!
We have fixed motion animation glitches and replaced two cards, the online movie is now the final cut.
We have integrated the video with Universal Subtitles, which allows viewers to select subtitles and participate in subtitling the film in a crowd-sourced fashion. Please help us subtitle the movie and use the Universal Subtitles' embed code whenever you repost it!
If you have a similar story, we would like to know about it and help you spread it now. Write it on your blog (if you haven't already) and tweet the link to it with the #StartupVisaStory hashtag.
This documentary was produced in a short amount of time (about 2 months from "napkin" to premiere). Just saying, we think it would be a good idea to interview American citizens and interview foreign companies that started in the US and whose founders got kick-out by the limitations of US immigration. And film the immigration process of course.
As I mentioned during the premiere, we could only interview a certain number of people in the documentary given its short production time. I initially contacted 2 friends who brought 2 of their friends, and 3 entrepreneurs that heard about us during the Kickstarter fundraising proposed to join the project. In the end, we interviewed everyone in the Bay Area that came to us during the process and that could be interviewed in time. As surprising as this sounds, given the history of each entrepreneur, we had no process of selecting participants.
Two of my friends are joining to help the project, Christophe is helping with the Facebook page, and Annie is going to help with the Twitter account, right now she is learning Twitter! Thank you guys!
We need your help to spread the film online and to the press. The film has a Creative Commons license, so post-it, tweet-it, share-it. lobby-it, press-it, project-it, spread-it, show-it and mention-it!
The Premiere of Starting-Up In America will be showing Monday 28th, 2011 at the Theatre of l'Alliance Française in San Francisco at 7:00pm. Please arrive early as we will begin at 7:00pm sharp.
If you backed the project through Kickstarter or received an email invitation, you are already on the guest-list and can join the premiere with one or more guest.
Thank you for your continued support!