night the film’s Kickstarter campaign ended, and we were successfully
funded. We can’t express how humbling it
has been to receive such overwhelming support and good wishes. We have worked very hard on this film, it’s a
true labor of love, and to know that so many people believe in it makes us all
warm and fuzzy inside.
Kickstarter campaign is more work than you probably imagine, and Kickstarter’s
all-or-nothing approach to funding projects is utterly nerve-racking. We started out pretty slow, and we’d
especially like to thank our early supporters for giving us the confidence that
we might just make our goal, when at times it felt unachievable. The end of the campaign was a real
rollercoaster – we lost a $500 pledge just hours before our deadline, then we
gained a new one! Watching our total go up
and down so dramatically was crazy, and for all of her support yesterday and
throughout the whole process, I would like to single out Lisa Molinelli, who was not
only our very first backer, but singlehandedly built and ran our twitter
campaign, as well as helped immensely with the other social media through which
we found most of our pledgers.
social media, it is going to be the best way for you to receive updates about
the film. When really significant events
happen, we may send you a message through Kickstarter, but we’d prefer not to
contact you through email, because we know everyone has crowded enough inboxes
as it is (and we’ve certainly been clogging yours during our Kickstarter
campaign – sorry about that, and thank you for bearing with our constant
promotion – to run a Kickstarter successfully, it’s sort of unavoidable).
find us here:
'Like' us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/EverythingWentDown
Follow us on our blog:
Follow us on Twitter:
course, you can always find us at our website, www.everythingwentdown.com.
Kickstarter supporters came from far and wide: musicians, filmmakers, friends, colleagues,
family, fans of Kate, journalists, philanthropists, teachers, music therapists,
cineastes… This shows us the broad appeal of the film, and the idea behind it –
that music is a bond, a bond between friends, a bond between strangers. Music can heal. Music can be therapeutic.
Whether or not you realized it when it happened, it’s been there for you: when you went through
a tough time and found solace in an album, a song, an artist’s lyrics and
voice. Even when you just find your mood
lifted a bit as a song you love comes on the radio, you’re feeling it. And there’s nothing like it.
film, and that’s why we made it. As a
nation, we’ve suffered a decade of heavy cutting in arts and music programs. It’s our responsibility as artists and as
supporters of the arts to remind everyone why they matter, why they make our
All of you
have some terrific rewards coming your way. As we recover from the Kickstarter
rollercoaster, we’ll begin to assemble those and get them out to you in the
coming weeks. Please be patient, we’ll
be working as quickly as we can.
On behalf of
our lead actor Noah Drew, our lead actress and composer Kate Tucker, our
associate producer Kacey Morrow, and our social media producer Lisa Molinelli,
I thank you again for your support of the film.
It means a
lot to us.
and we’ll be in touch soon.
Everything Went Down