Project Update 18: #BLOODSWORTH

In the thick of it…

Hello Friends,

Just a quick update. Thanks to you I’ve been back east all month working on the film and shooting with Kirk (I’m actually writing you from his apartment in Maryland). I’ve made a lot of progress, solidifying the overall structure and story of the film and tracking down archival footage, not to mention the incredible footage I’ve captured with Kirk here.

I’m gearing up to head back to Idaho at the end of this week and will be sitting down to organize rewards including the Bloodsworth prints, signed books, and the short films… so look for emails in March requesting some info from you.

Up next, I’m working on bringing Kirk out to Idaho in April for a week of interview and a special event in which I will be shooting Kirk telling his story (hopefully) to an audience of nearly 700 people. In the meantime I am getting work underway with our animator, Matthew Wade, and looking forward to having a great piece to share with you (and funding organizations) early summer.

Thanks again for your incredible support of this project. More soon!

With Gratitude,
Gregory

Posted by Gregory Bayne

Project Update 18: #TERMINALLEGACY

Quick Update

Hello all,

We’re in the waning days of post-production, where we refine and nitpick and make sure everything is perfect. It’s a painstaking process that usually demands a lot of hours and keen attention.

But, just to give you an inside scoop of what we’ve been doing, here’s a couple of pics from the sound design work we’ve been doing.

REWARD UPDATE – For the $100 tier, we apologize for the delay in the scene that was promised. We haven’t released it yet simply because it’s not 100% finished (97% is an accurate assessment). We would rather show you a finished product vs. a nearly-finished product.

Also, though some of you sent us your mailing address when we were asking for T-shirt sizes, once the rewards (DVD, T-shirt or poster, stills, etc., depending on what tier applies to you) are ready to go, we will send out a blast requesting mailing addresses so that we can…you know, mail you your rewards =]. Kickstarter only allows us to send out a mass message to each reward tier once, and we would rather wait until everything’s ready to go and ship it all at once to you (especially those of you overseas).

Thanks for reading, stay tuned! The light at the end of the tunnel is visible!

Posted by Brian Kazmarck

 

Project Update 13: #CROWNANDTHEDRAGON

Photography Finally Wrapped!

Principal photography on “The Crown and the Dragon”has finally wrapped! Over the weekend, we had actress Amy de Bhrun far from her Dublin home and into the snowy mountains of Utah… by which we mean, an indoor heated pool. But we did take her to visit the mountains.

We had two underwater scenes that we couldn’t get in the icy waters of the Atlantic when we were filming the rest of the movie, so we brought our nymphs and heroine to a far more civilized location, and spent the day bobbing up and down in a wonderfully warm pool.

Add some sea weed, some lights, some VFX in post, and voila, the ocean.

Posted by Arrowstorm Entertainment

Project Update 18: #AYEARWITHOUTRENT

The Final Day

from Lucas, who posted this update today to the first campaign.

This is the update where I’m supposed to get all teary-eyed and profound. Or, where I wow you with “One More Thing…”. But I don’t have any of that right now. There’s no big, epic, raging party at the finish line, no balloons falling from the ceiling, no confetti, nothing grand at all. At least, not that I know of.

And that’s totally fine.

I’m not even on a set today. I’m going to go down to Santa Monica and hang out with Dustin Pearlman and his couch will be the final AYWR couch. Simple as that.

The updates will keep coming as I catch up on everything, but the road trip is over. I guess you could say now that we’re heading into post-production. So it’s not like this is just going away.

But I think what gets lost a lot in talking about AYWR is how important the community has been in quite literally keeping this thing afloat. Ultimately, this is your project and a document of how you collectively operate. I’m just the guy going from place to place to see it first-hand.

Without you, AYWR doesn’t work. Without you, it’s nothing.

Over on the blog, there’s a version of this same post where I asked people to post their reactions to AYWR’s final day under the hashtag #AYWRfeb18, and I’m compiling a bunch of those there. I’d love to see yours.

Thank you, from the bottom of my heart. It’s been a hell of a year.

- Lucas

Posted by Victoria Westcott & Jen Westcott

 

Project Update 4: #3113MOVIE

Rewards Update

Hi everyone!

I just wanted to tell you that we have received the funds from Kickstarter and Amazon and have put in motion the orders for all of the rewards including posters, t-shirts, DVD’s and Blu-rays. Most of you can be expecting the rewards in early March.

We submitted to 25 festivals at the end of 2011, and with your help we are getting ready for a big wave of submissions that goes beyond what we have done thus far that will include some of the biggest festivals. None of which would be possible without your help so thank you all again.

Sincerely,

Eric Demeusy