The Ups and Downs of Love from "Death in Arizona"
"An ambitious man is a frightened man, but a man who really knows how to love fears nothing" - J Krishnamurti
PS. It's my very last day on Kickstarter. So many people have helped me in these final hours. I never ever expected this. Yesterday, for one moment, we had done it, we had been totally funded for a few hours. It was a very nice sensation.
One minute I was about to get drunk and the next, I was confused and crushed. I had one backer for $2,000 that emailed me with sorrow that they had to cut their support because of something personal. They were very kind in telling me and I'm happy to say they are still a part of this.
I think I'll still be getting drunk tomorrow. I am thankful to you. This is our movie now. I can't wait to share "Death in Arizona" with you soon.
Tin, Oaxaca, July 29th
"Un hombre con ambición es un hombre temeroso, pero un hombre que verdaderamente sabe amar no le teme a nada." - J Krishnamurti
PD. Es mi último día en Kickstarter. Mucha gente me ha ayudado en estos últimos momentos. Nunca esperé tanta gente. Ayer por un momento habíamos conseguido el total de fondos por un par de horas. Era una linda sensación.
Estaba a punto de salirme a festejar con un buen mezcal. Un backer que había apoyado con $2,000 me envió un correo con tristeza, tenía que recortar su apoyo por razones personales. Fue muy amable al escribirme y estoy contento en saber que sigue siendo parte de este proyecto.
Creo que tendré que dejar el mezcal para mañana. Estoy tremendamente agradecido con ustedes. Esta película es de todos ustedes ahora. Me muero de ganas de compartir con ustedes "Muerte en Arizona".
Tin, Oaxaca, Julio 29
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You are a part of this. You believe in love. You’ll get your name in the credits of the film. I thank you so much.
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I will bring the finished documentary to one city in the US and one city in Mexico for a Kickstarter Screening and when I do you will receive one ticket to it. If it goes well, I’ll try for more cities. Plus you get your name in the credits of the film too.
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My mother is an extraordinary graphic artist. She will create an art piece inspired by images from “Death in Arizona” and you’ll receive a signed original print on handmade paper. I will also send you a handwritten thank you on a Postcard. Plus your ticket to the Kickstarter screening and your name in the credits.
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New Reward! I just designed a poster for the film. You will get a limited edition 11"x14" color-copy of it signed me me. You'll also get two tickets to the Kickstarter screening, plus your name in the credits, one of my Mother's prints signed by her and a special one-inch round "Death in Arizona" button based on the poster graphic I made. Go to "Updates" to see the designs.
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I will send you a copy of a handwritten love letter that I wrote her but never sent. Inside will be a 35mm photo print of the apartment in the film. You also get a hug from me with your ticket to the Kickstarter screening, plus your name in the credits, one of my Mother’s prints signed by her and a Postcard from me.
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You will get a package with all three prints of my Mother’s artwork inspired by the film, plus a copy of the love letter I never sent, plus a 35mm photo print of the apartment in the film, two tickets to the Kickstarter screening, your name in the credits and the Postcard. I would also like to invite you to Skype with me for an hour about your film project or just for good times. I’d also like to send you a DVD copy of my first film “DeNadie.”
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I plan to premiere the film at a US Film Festival sometime next year. When I do, you will receive all of the rewards above plus I will reserve 2 tickets for you to the first screening of the film, guaranteed no matter where it plays. I would also like to invite you to my home in Oaxaca or Bolivia or Arizona so I may cook you one of three special dinners, get drunk with you, and talk about anything that inspires us. The dinners will be announced with the premiere details. No travel expenses can be included, but many hugs come at this level too to make you feel like it was worth it.
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What could I even say? I would be stunned and eternally grateful. I would of course send you every reward offered above and I will reserve one full filmmaker Festival Pass/Accreditation as the Executive Producer to any festival the film plays ever, I will also send you a bottle of my favorite Mezcal made from the maguey cactus of Oaxaca, where I live. I will write a very special note for you on the label. As the Executive Producer of this project, your name will appear in the opening credits and on every poster.
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