A few updates before the end of the year. We recently passed ONE MILLION views on YouTube. That is a lot of people watching the series and we're very grateful to you, the backers, for making that possible.
We're finally down to sending out the rewards and got our first lot of 100 DVDs printed up. We'll be sending them out over December/January, so keep an eye on the mailbox.
Please keep keeping in touch. We love to hear from you!
As well as the official @silentcityNYC twitter, you can find our indiviual feeds as well and keep track of new projects.
Thank you again and have a wonderful end to 2012.
The Silent City
Well, the time has finally arrived. We are holding a screening and get together for the series in just under three weeks time.
6 PM, Sunday September 23rd
Indie Screen Cinema Bar Williamsburg
285-289 Kent Avenue
AKA 31 South 2 Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211
Backers at the $50 level and over have a ticket included in their rewards. Everyone else is very welcome to attend and we'll be selling tickets at the door: $5 for backers and $10 for others.
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a seat.
Come meet the cast and crew and find out more about the future of the series.
Look forward to seeing you!
The Silent City
Episode 5, The Season One Finale, is online:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLk4j4YWJ-g
Well friends, we've come to the end of the first season of the Silent City. It's been an amazing journey so far and one that we want very much to continue. It's only been eight months since we launched the campaign and asked you to trust us to make something awesome.
We hope you and the other 500,000 people who've watched the videos so far have thought it was worthwhile.
The plan over the next few months is to explore ways to take the story forward. This may involve another Kickstarter campaign in the near future or some other combination of fan and private funding to launch into Season 02.
This is by no means the end of the videos. We still have a lot of content and behind-the-scenes footage that we're excited to share, all of which will be released on the Youtube channel at least until the end of the year.
Silent City - The Competition
We have new sponsor on board that has donated some amazing gear to give away. It’s exactly the kind of thing you need for the end of the world, and we'll be giving LOTS of it away in an Alternate Reality Game. People have already found some of the clues planted in the videos, so keep your eyes peeled and prepare for awesome. Updates will be here and on the facebook page.
As part of the original Kickstarter rewards, we'll be hosting a screening of the entire series as well as the special features in New York's Soho in Mid September. If you're in town, please come and see the series on the big screen and meet the filmmakers. Details will follow as soon as we have a time and place locked in.
Once again, it was you, the backers, that took a chance and made this dream a reality. We want to capitalize on the success we've had thus far and take the series to even greater heights. We really hope you'll stay with us for the continuing adventure.
The Silent City
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