San Luis Obispo Symphony using crowdfunding to help finance film

Posted on: March 14, 2011

California’s San Luis Obispo Symphony reports that it is seeking funding to complete production of its film project BOTSO, using the crowdfunding site BOTSO, a feature-length film about Wachtang “Botso” Korisheli, a teacher, musician, and sculptor who is founder of the San Luis Obispo County Youth Symphony, chronicles Korisheli’s life and legacy as a teacher to several generations of students on California’s Central Coast, including conductor Kent Nagano. BOTSO has been in production for four years; the orchestra’s goal is to raise $20,000 in pledged support by May 19, 2011. Kickstarter’s fundraising platform, where donors can pledge money to support a variety of creative projects, requires that the fundraising goal be reached by a specific date in order for funds to be released. Following the final edit and accompanying sound and color finishing, the producers plan to submit BOTSO to film festivals; all proceeds from the film will fund music education scholarships and educational programs of the San Luis Obispo Symphony. More information on the project is available at and at the kickstarter website.

Posted March 14, 2011