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Hearts of Glass FINALIST in Untold Story Crowdfunding Rally

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Jennifer Tennican, JenTen Productions, jtennican@gmail.com, 307-690-2258
Scott Steen, Slow Food in the Tetons, scott@tetonslowfood.org, 406-579-7852

Hearts of Glass FINALIST in Untold Story Crowdfunding Rally

Jackson, WY – Hearts of Glass, the documentary collaboration between JenTen Productions and Slow Food in the Tetons, is a finalist in the Untold Story Crowdfunding Rally. The film focuses on the intersection of food and community and will follow the critical first year of operation of Vertical Harvest, an innovative greenhouse in Jackson, Wyoming that provides meaningful employment to individuals with disabilities.

The Untold Story Crowdfunding Rally, a partnership between Seed&Spark and Project Greenlight Digital Studios, provides filmmakers the chance to win $20,000 in funds, distribution into millions of homes and $5,000 in data storage. The rally is for feature documentaries in production whose focus is a story an audience has never seen before.

In order to be in contention, Hearts of Glass had to reach 80% of its funding goal ($25,000) by the end of a 30-day crowdfunding campaign. By the final day of the campaign, the project was 111% funded by 169 supporters. The monies raised will go toward production expenses.Only the top ten most-followed projects advanced to the finals of the Untold Story Crowdfunding Rally. By the time the contest ended on July 1, Hearts of Glass had almost 1,000 followers. You can still visit the campaign page, sign up to “FOLLOW” and join our team - (http://bit.ly/HeartsOfGlass).

"The competition for followers was fierce and the film projects are diverse and engaging ,” said Ms. Tennican. Other finalists include: Building the American Dream, Devoti Tutti, The Great Flip Off, A punk Daydream, Rez Comedy, Risking Light, Shadows of the Valley, The Ties That Bind and Time Well Spent.

Finalists will be judged by a panel of esteemed documentarians, critics, festival programmers and Sundance veterans. The winner of the Untold Story Crowdfunding Rally will be announced on August 11th.

Slow Food in the Tetons and JenTen Productions would like to thank all their friends and fans for stepping up and signing up to follow. Their local network of supporters did an amazing job spreading word of the campaign beyond Jackson, Wyoming, and engaging people with interests ranging from local food production to disability advocacy.

Hearts of Glass has received grant funding from the Wyoming Arts Council, Wyoming Humanities Council, Center of Wonder and the Wyoming Council on Developmental Disabilities. Business sponsors include First Interstate Bank, Prugh Real Estate (Greg and Eileen Prugh), RE/MAX Obsidian Real Estate (Brett McPeak) and Energy Conservation Works. In addition to grant monies and sponsorships, a core group of private donors has pledged their generous support, giving the project momentum throughout the crowdfunding campaign.

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Additional Press about Untold Story Rally:

http://www.indiewire.com/2016/07/seedspark-project-greenlight-untold-story-crowdfunding-rally-announces-ten-finalists-documentary-competition-1201702695/

About Slow Food in the Tetons

Slow Food in the Tetons, a Jackson-based nonprofit, works to grow the local and regional sustainable food economy by supporting producers, educating consumers and connecting them together in the spirit of good, clean and fair food. Slow Food achieves its mission though events and programs like the Wednesday People’s Market at the base of Snow King, the Youth Culinary Project farm to table cooking classes for kids, The Teton Slow Food Guide, Taste Education dinners, the Teton Food Tour community bike ride, the Lockhart Ranch Party and more. To find out more about Slow Food in the Tetons, visit tetonslowfood.org

About Jennifer Tennican/JenTen Productions, LLC

Jennifer Tennican studied video production and documentary film in the late 1990s in Boston before moving to Jackson, Wyoming in 2002 . Most recently she directed and produced, Far Afield: A Conservation Love Story, an award-winning documentary about 91-year-old Jackson Hole conservation icon Bert Raynes. The program is being distributed nationally by American Public Television and Wyoming PBS is the presenting station. Approximately 200 public television stations in 40 states and the District of Columbia began airing it in April. Ms. Tennican also directed and produced the award-winning The Stagecoach Bar: An American Crossroads. This hour-long documentary was also distributed nationwide by American Public Television and presented by Wyoming PBS. Aired on 158 stations in 31 states and the District of Columbia, the film explores 70 years of cultural change in and around Jackson Hole. To find out more about JenTen, visit jentenproductions.com