Hello, Beautiful People of The Jollylook Community!
Thank you for backing Jollylook!
After the update two days ago, we received some comments of anger from unhappy backers. That is painful, but thank you, you backed our idea and we were not able to deliver to your expectations, but as we said in the previous update, we can absolutly understand you.
Jollylook is a small team that has a vision and will do everything to make this project successful.
There were at least 5 times during the past two years when we could have said that we failed, and that this project has come to an end, but we never did, and don't plan to.
We had to move all the production from China to Ukraine and start everything from scratch. The founders, Oleg and Evgeniy had to invest all their personal savings and even borrow money on top of that.
Every camera in the first Ukrainian batch costed double the Kickstarter price. We always found a solution to survive, and will continue that habbit.
Here is the prototype camera that we had 2 years ago:
Here is the camera we have today:
Jollylook is handmade.
The manufacturing process consists of 155 manual operations.
Using 59 parts and blanks, and although cardboard blanks are made at a print shop, the qualification and skills of the people assembling them is very important.
Manufacturing one Jollylook camera takes 42 minutes of hand work!
The process of developing skills among the workers takes about two months and still requires constant full quality control.
... But also, after the update two days ago, we received so many comments and especially private messages with words of support and understanding. Offering us help, asking how to send us money, asking how to order more cameras, saying we are happy to receive Jollylook without film.
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
For sharing our dream and being so supportive when we need it most.
Here is a survey for all those who are happy to receive their cameras without film:
We have unlocked all orders on Backerkit, if you need to review your address information, or you want to order extra cameras at the Kickstarter price to support us, you are able to recover your survey here:
For those of you who asked for our Paypal account:
Our website is:
At the end of this month we will ship as much rewards as we can and will post an update with the results.
We thank you once again for your patience and for sharing your emotions.
Without you, this project would not be possible, and because of you, it is still going on and will succeed.
We will keep you updated on our progress.
Until next time,
The Jollylook team.