Life has moved at the speed of light through February and March. On February 17th, after Sara spent a somewhat precarious few days in the hospital, we welcomed our first child, a baby boy named Ford Wesley DuBose, into the world! Ford is truly a revelation. He’s changed our lives completely, as everyone said he would. He came a bit early, and we’ve been adapting to his schedule ever since! We’ve never been happier and our lives have never been so full.
On the film front, we are a little delayed getting rewards out, so don’t fret if you haven’t received yours yet. You can expect gifts to trickle into your mailbox throughout the month of April! At the beginning of March, we learned we were rejected by Tribeca. Not a huge surprise, as they took very few non-New York/foreign films this year and even fewer works by first-time feature filmmakers. We were bummed, but to quote a close friend of ours (yes you, Amy): “You can have everything, just not all at once.”
The beauty and challenge of this film is that it is unconventional, and as we march onward with lab, sound, score, and soundtrack work, we do so with the knowledge that for the film to achieve a release, we may need to take just as organic a route with sales as we have with the rest of it. This feature has more widespread audience potential than most festival films, but because it doesn’t have a ‘festival feel’, it may need a truly creative approach to help it reach the audiences who will enjoy it most. And so we have begun re-evaluating our sales strategy. In addition to targeting smaller festivals with high film industry attendance, we are brainstorming ideas for a unique online marketing campaign.
We want to involve you in this process! If you have any fun, creative, smart ideas for how we can market this film to widespread audiences with one millionth the marketing budget of a major studio, please share your thoughts. You don’t have to know a ton about movie marketing to have seen a campaign you thought was clever, or to have a bona fide gem of an idea, so please don’t be shy with your brainpower!
Major thanks as always to each and every one of you who contribute to making this film a success.
Graham & Sara
We are pleased to announce that we made the deadline for the TriBeCa Film Festival! Usually they announce the line up of films that get accepted sometime in March. We'll keep our fingers crossed. We're very happy with how the edit has progressed and we'll be meeting soon with our sound editor and composers. Thanks again for all of your support!
~ Graham and Sara
Thank you so much to everybody for your incredible generosity! This has been a wild ride. Today we have gone from less than 50% and wondering if we would make our goal to over 100%!
Any additional funds we raise past the goal will go towards sound and score, so if friends & family are still considering donating, please encourage them to go ahead. The more the merrier, and the money will be put to very good use as we complete the film and take the next steps toward getting it released!
Thanks again, and have a very Happy New Year!!
~ Graham & Sara
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