LSM Senior Lecturer Chris Hainstock has an update about ‘The Banks Endeavour’ to bring Sir Joseph Banks to life in film. The project is spearheaded by our 2010 graduates, Philip Stevens and Sam Wardhan, at Red Dog Film and its crowdfunding campaign to raise £100,000 starts TODAY! Red Dog Film: “Our Joseph Banks film will tell the story of this remarkable Lincolnshire man who was the President of the Royal Society for more than 40 years, who took part on the famous first European voyage to Australia with Captain Cook and was the most pre-eminent British scientist of the late eighteenth century, but who remains relatively unknown in the UK today. We really appreciate your interest in our film project, and we would like to invite you to become part of this exciting opportunity to tell this extraordinary man’s extraordinary story, you can find out more here. Chris said:
A private event hosted by the Sir Joseph Banks Society at The Collection this evening marked the end of the exhibition that Sir David Attenborough opened back in February. The team behind the film along with the Sir Joseph Banks Society launched the crowd funding campaign for the Banks Endeavour project tonight. With Sir David Attenborough and other respected experts, the film will be a ‘featured’ IndieGoGo project, and this fundraising site has started promoting it already. I have now edited a short fund-raising film, to support the project:
I have also edited the longer doc here! On the IndieGoGo fundraising site there are lots of perks which can be purchased in a variety of price brackets, which seems to be a popular way of attracting various donations. Please spread the urls and links etc using your contacts and social media. There is a Twitter account run by University of Lincoln Lecturer Kay Hayden @BanksEndeavour and it would be great if you could follow and re-tweet them. Thanks!