OUR NIXON in the Wall Street Journal & other New Year's updates
At this time last year, we had just returned from a few weeks in residence at Yaddo with a plan to make our first feature documentary out of these crazy Super 8 home movies we had found. After our Kickstarter campaign ended in May, we began to build our team: we brought in two amazing Executive Producers (Dan Cogan and Jenny Raskin) and an equally amazing editor (Francisco Bello). We pitched OUR NIXON to dozens of industry reps at IFP's Independent Film Week (Penny blogged about that experience here). We got some great shout-outs from bloggers and critics and were commissioned to make a short film for the New York Times. Through all this, the edit continued to inch along...
Our Kickstarter campaign got us off the ground and gave us confidence there was an audience for OUR NIXON. But it was the major support we later received – from Cinereach, Tribeca Film Institute's TFI Documentary Fund, Jerome Foundation and New York State Council on the Arts – that will allow us to make OUR NIXON not just a good film, but a great one. Thank you again to all of our backers, from those of you who pledged $1.00 on Kickstarter to our Associate Producers. For real: thank you. We continue to be honored and humbled. Hooray!
We hope you are all happy and well, and we are so excited to share this film with you. We wish that we could predict when exactly that will be, but if there's one thing we've learned making our first feature doc... or, okay two things: one, everything takes longer than you expect; and two, it's much more important to make a great film than a fast one.
Penny & Brian
pledged of $10,000 goal
seconds to go
Mar 4, 2011 - May 7, 2011
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Yippee! We'll mail you an official OUR NIXON postcard with personalized thank you note to let you know when the film is released. Also, BACKERS AT ALL LEVELS have access to EXCLUSIVE VIDEO UPDATES throughout this Kickstarter campaign, featuring sneak preview clips of the images and sounds of OUR NIXON. Only our backers will be able to see these videos!
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Limited edition retro-chic political button. Select from 10 beautiful designs, all faithful reproductions of real Nixon-era buttons. See them all here: http://www.ournixon.com/buttons.html (We'll ask which one you want when the campaign is over.) We'll also mail you an official OUR NIXON postcard with personalized thank you note to let you know when the film is released.
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An advance copy of the OUR NIXON DVD (including super cool extras). Get it first!
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A complete set of all 10 limited edition retro-chic political buttons. We'll also mail you an official OUR NIXON postcard with personalized thank you note to let you know when the film is released.
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2 advance copies of the OUR NIXON DVD, so you can give one to a friend (and brag about the film you helped produce). Also: a complete set of all 10 political buttons!
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Oh my goodness: your very own limited edition H.R. Haldeman BOBBLEHEAD DOLL! Custom-designed to look just like Bob. Put him on your dashboard, or on your mantel. Who doesn't love a bobble? Also: 2 advance copies of the OUR NIXON DVD and complete set of 10 political buttons!
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Your very own complete DVD collection of the home movies filmed by Haldeman, Ehrlichman, Chapin and Higby. The DVD collection comes packaged with a handy guide to the people, places and events you will find in the home movies. A great gift for historians, home movie buffs, archival nerds, and Nixon freaks of all stripes. Also: 2 advance copies of the OUR NIXON DVD, and a complete set of 10 political buttons!
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Invitation (for 2) to a private VIP screening party in NYC! Have a few drinks on us and celebrate the film you helped produce. And holy cow: you will also see YOUR NAME in the "Special Thanks" credits in the film! Also: the complete home movies DVD collection, 2 advance copies of the OUR NIXON DVD, and a complete set of 10 political buttons!
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A limited edition Super 8 copy of any of the original home movies! You choose which 3-minute reel: the historic trip to China, Johnny Cash at the White House, Ehrlichman's favorite hummingbirds, Tricia Nixon's wedding day... and much, much, much more. (We'll give you a list of available footage.) And holy cow: you'll see YOUR NAME in the film's "Special Thanks" credits. Also: an invitation (for 4) to a private VIP screening party in NYC, the complete home movies DVD collection, 2 advance copies of the OUR NIXON DVD, and a complete set of 10 political buttons!
Pledge $1,000 or more
2 backers Limited (3 of 5 left)
If you pledge at this level, you will be an "Our Nixon" Associate Producer. YOUR NAME will be included on the website and in the credits. You'll also get an invitation (for 6) to a private VIP screening party in NYC, a one-of-a-kind Super-8 home movie reel (you pick the footage), the complete home movies DVD collection, 2 advance copies of the OUR NIXON DVD, and a complete set of 10 political buttons!