Hello The Cucaranchula Backers!
First of all, thank you for being so patient with all of us!
The live-action edit is finished! Editor Nick "Frantic Empire" Anderson is putting the final touches on the sound track. Animator Brooke Duckart is hard at work on the remaining animation sequences. And composers Mark Zbikowski and Marty Brueggemann are hard at work on original music. Yes, you heard me. Original music. And it sounds terrific!
So far, we're still looking at a Spring 2013 completion date. You'll be getting what's coming to you soon!
Once again, thank you for your contributions and your support. We couldn't have done it without you!
Kate Balsley (Writer/Director/Producer)
P.S. Oh yeah! Here's some more amazing concept art from that ever-so-talented Brooke Duckart.
Hello Cucaranchula Backers!
Now that a new year is upon us, I'd like to let you know where we stand with The Cucaranchula.
We're fine-tuning the fine cut at this point, and Nick Anderson and I have begun sound design. Milwaukee musician and Rival FM founder Mark Zbikowski is composing original music for the film, and animator/illustrator Brooke Duckart has come up with some gorgeous concept art for more animation sequences. (Unfortunately, illustrator John Will Balsley had other obligations that he needed to attend to, so he is no longer working on the project. But he is working hard on your rewards!)
Although I generally don't like rushing things, we're working towards a March of 2013 completion date. Stay tuned!
Thanks for your support!
Hello Cucaranchula Backers!
I'm excited to say that editor Nick Anderson has assembled a fine-cut of The Cucaranchula. All that needs to be done at this point is sound-design and a little bit of post-production. Luckily, Milwaukee's own Nick Eason is working on that as we speak! I'm also proud to say that animator/illustrator John Will Balsley is set to start work on additional animated sequences in January. So, we're looking to have a finished product in the early Spring of 2013. (Or maybe even sooner!)
I've shown the fine-cut to several filmmakers that I know in Milwaukee, Chicago and Los Angeles. So far the reviews have been excellent! Quinn Hester's beautiful cinematography was praised to the skies, as well as the terrific acting of stars Taylor Lhamon, Zach McClain, and Sally Katherine Staats. Brooke Duckart's animation of The Cucaranchula got several surprised gasps at all the right scenes! Success!
I'd like to apologize to all of you for the lack of updates in the past few weeks. We may have been quiet, but we've been making steady progress. Once The Cucaranchula is as good as done, I'll send out a request for information so we can get your rewards to you, safe and sound. (Trust me, they are worth waiting for you!)
Very Truly Yours,
Writer/Director/Producer Kate Balsley
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Apr 22, 2012 - May 22, 2012 (30 days)
Pledge $5 or more
Donate at least $5.00 and you’ll get a Spider Bite! Well, not a real spider bite! You’ll be thanked on the Facebook page for “The Cucaranchula.”Estimated delivery: May 2012
Pledge $10 or more
Donate $10.00 and you’ll get a Spider Bite! You'll also be invited to any parties that we hold for the film, such as the Wrap Party and/or the Premiere Party.Estimated delivery: May 2012
Pledge $25 or more
Donate at least $25.00 and you’ll get a Special Spider Bite, meaning that your name will be listed under "Special Thanks" in the credits of the film. You'll also be invited to the Wrap Party and/or the Premiere Party, and you'll receive a beautiful 11” by 17’” poster of the film!Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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A donation of at least $50.00 will get you all of the above, plus a packaged DVD of the film (with special features, no less!)Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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Donate $75.00 and not only will you get a Super Spider Bite, an invite, a poster, and a DVD of the film, but you’ll get original artwork from acclaimed illustrator John Will Balsley. He drew the awesome illustrations in the video, and you can also check out his website: http://www.jwbalsleycomix.com/Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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A donation of $150.00 will get you all of this great stuff, and also an autographed photo of The Cucaranchula itself!Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
Pledge $500 or more
$500 dollars and you’re listed in the credits as Associate Producer. You also get all the great stuff I just mentioned. Plus, we’ll arrange for all of the spiders in the Greater Milwaukee area to spell out a personalized Thank You in one giant web.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
Pledge $1,000 or more
$1,000 gets you all of the above, plus credits as Executive Producer on the film. It’s much more than just seeing your name in the credits. As Executive Producer you’re eligible to receive free passes to many of the film festivals that “The Cucaranchula” might possibly be screened in, including the Cannes Court Metráge. Imagine yourself at the Cannes Film Festival. Pretty sweet, eh?Estimated delivery: Dec 2012