TSK Thanks the Academy?

kinnon —  February 22, 2009 — 1 Comment

There is something mildly ironic in doing a fundraising request for production equipment on the eve of the 2009 Academy Awards. Awards where Slumdog Millionaire stands a decent change of winning Best Picture. High-end digital cameras and DSLR’s were used in the creation of that film.


This is a request to support (via Chipin) the purchase of production gear for Andrew Jones, the Tall Skinny Kiwi. Andrew and family are about to move into a mobile home.

Now. You Americans and we Canadians immediately think of ugly rectangular boxes, set up in “trailer parks.” Not that kind of mobile home. This one is a box. A big box. But on the back of a 20 year old, partial-veggie-oil-running, diesel truck. The Jones’ family call it, Maggie.

Maggie, the Truck is the Jones’ family, “Great Commission Go Anywhere Pilgrimage” which they will use to travel to “about 20 countries from Turkey to Ukraine to Portugal“.

One of the things missing from this missional adventure is a way to properly record it. Andrew and family will be visiting missional communities throughout the EU. Communities with stories to tell. Stories that we need to see and hear.

At Missional Tribe and here @ k.tv, we are raising funds to equip the Jones’ family with a great small AVCHD camera, monopod, shotgun mic, handheld mic and mini camera audio mixer. Andrew already has the editing facility on his Mac laptop. Drop me a note if you’d like a little more detailed info.

The Chipin widget is in the upper left column of this blog. It will soon be on the front page @ Missional Tribe. Please consider supporting the work that Andrew is doing – and supporting the missional communities ability to see that work in action.

And. Who knows. Perhaps Andrew or one of his family members will be thanking the Academy in years to come for the films we will help them create.

Cross-posted @ Missional Tribe.



A television editor, writer & director since 1978. A Christian since 1982. More than a little frustrated with the Church in the West since late in the last millennium.

One response to TSK Thanks the Academy?

  1. Thanks for doing this, Bill. I’m chipped in over at MT, and am hoping the widget updates soon….



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