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Website Launch

Friday, April 1st, 2011

“Kukeri” is now online! Please follow us for updates and news.

Scheduled Research Trip

Monday, May 30th, 2011

Finally scheduled my trip to Bulgaria. While there, I will be tracking down the places we will film and speaking with experts Valeria Fol and Iglika Mishkova. I will also be visiting the Ethnographic Museum Kukeri Collection. Will upload photographs while abroad!

On another note, we are $600 towards our goal of $10,000! Kickstarter coming before the end of Summer!

For Cash/ Check donations, please send to:

Proletina Veltcheva

re: Kukeri Fund

4310 Avenue G Rear

Austin, TX 78751

Greetings from Bulgaria!

Saturday, August 20th, 2011

I am nearing the end of my first week here, and it has been exciting and productive! My first stop was the capitol, Sophia, where I met with Iglika Mishkova, a professor and director of the ethnographic museum. Learned a lot from her and set off on a tour of the villages surrounding Pernik. The photograph on the left shows a man from Selo Kosharevo showing us his authentic bells, called chanove. When we passed, they happened to be filming some Kukeri for a television program.

More news soon!

TFPF Grant Winner!

Friday, August 26th, 2011

Good news! We have been chosen to receive a grant from Austin Film Society through the Texas Filmmaker’s Production Fund in the amount of $3000! Congratulations team, and we are on our way!

* To the left is a photograph I took of a young Kuker in Celo Vresovo, who kindly dressed up for us.  Celo Vresovo is located in the east, close to Aitos.

Let’s make it happen!

Monday, Oct 31st, 2011

Happy Halloween! We are beginning our major fundraising campaigns. One through USA Projects, an esteemed fundraising website exclusive to award winning artists! They have matching funds, so the more we raise the more we get in matching funds! Another way to donate is through the Austin Film Society website, . I am also adding a video to this site that is also up on our fundraising sites. Let’s make it happen!

Only 14 Days Left!

Monday, Nov 28th, 2011

Only 14 days left to raise the rest of the money needed for us to get to Bulgaria and make this film happen! Please help us spread the word, we are so close. Here is the link through which you can donate:

Let’s make it happen!

Thank you!

Sunday, Dec 11th, 2011

Our sincerest thank you to everyone who helped us reach our fundraising goal! We could not have done it without every single donation, and we are thankful for all of the support. I am leaving for Bulgaria in a week for last minute preparations, and filming will begin very soon after that. We will keep everyone updated as we go!

With my deepest Gratitude,


Post- Production

Sunday, July 8th, 2012

Hi Folks!

It’s been a while since the last update, so I thought I would write and let you know what we are up to. We are in the editing phase, and still fundraising so that we can complete the project. We are so close! Pretty soon we will have a rough edit, and we have been joined by a great producer and composer, in addition to our lovely editor and assistant editor.

In order to raise funds, I am making these lovely watercolor drawings. For a donation of $150, I will send you a framed drawing, about 12”x16”. Donations will go toward finishing costs such as paying our lovely editors, our composer, and other costs like color correction, sound edit, and music recording and rights.  Expect more news as we get closer and closer to the finish line.

TO DONATE: Please click on the link at the bottom of the page.

That’s a wrap!

Sunday, Jan 15th, 2012

We have finally finished filming, after lots of adventures and new friends! I will miss all of the people that helped immensely during the shoot in Bulgaria, and many thanks for your support, housing, and hospitality. Now, it’s time to get to work again :)