Over the last several months, we have been working on a new version of PIPES & STICKS, restructuring and shortening the film in order to make it more appealing to a general audience while still maintaining the amazing performances of Willie, Jim, Angus, Stuart and Mike.
There is still quite a lot of costly work to get the film completed: editing, sound mixing, color correction, and music clearances. And one can never underestimate the marketing costs of getting the film released and out into the world. Financial oversight continues through the non-profit International Documentary Association who accept donations on behalf of the project, and contributions are tax-deductible for US residents. The IDA closely monitors the money donated to make sure it is used for the expenses incurred on the film, and they will make their records available to anyone who requests a financial report. Donations can be made at http://documentary.org/fsp/4013
Many folks have been anxiously waiting for DVDs, streaming and downloading to become available. As soon as it is economically viable to release the film on all these formats, we will do so.
Thank you for your patience and your support.