One Week Until Tribeca!
Dear friends and supporters!
We are ONE WEEK away from our premiere at Tribeca. It's totally unbelievable and exciting and we're running around like crazy people trying to get ready for it. Tribeca held a press screening of the film last night so we hope to be able to share some good reviews with you soon!
So first off, a huge THANK YOU to all who have contributed to this film’s campaign. We are currently 42% funded and could not have gotten here without your support! It’s really awesome to know that people like you are intrigued and moved by Zola and Tiger Temple’s story in the same way we are. There’s also something particularly inspiring about receiving support or even a kind note from someone we haven’t yet met.
This campaign has reminded me of the time when I was first getting to know Zola. I noticed him putting his little stickers everywhere - on a wall, under a table, he even put a few on me and my tripod! It later occurred to me that even if only one person saw that small sticker on my stuff and then asked me about it back home in New York (which happened many times), that was one more person than before that knew about this guy from a tiny village in Hunan province and the cool work he was trying to do.
In much the same way we could use not just your generous help, but also the help of the good people you know to reach our film’s completion-funding goal for this kickstarter.
So please share this link with your friends to help us cross the finish line. Perhaps even ask people to match your donation. It’s never a bad idea to remind people who don’t already know that this Kickstarter project will only be funded if we meet our goal.
In the meantime, here’s a short outtake about one idea Zola took from his vegetable selling business and brought to his social media campaigning!
Best wishes to you all,
Steve, Trina and the High Tech Team
pledged of $23,500 goal
seconds to go
Apr 2, 2012 - Apr 23, 2012
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HIGH FIVE! Your name will be forever etched in our hearts and tweeted through the blogosphere as a GENEROUS SUPPORTER.Estimated delivery: May 2012
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A PERSONAL THANK YOU! Your name on our website, PLUS a set of HIGH TECH, LOW LIFE buttons and a personalized HIGH TECH, LOW LIFE postcard featuring one of Zola or Tiger Temple's unique aphorisms.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
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NEW REWARD! A DIGITAL DOWNLOAD of the feature film (estimated release 2013), PLUS all the offerings at the $25 level.Estimated delivery: Oct 2013
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THE DVD: All the offerings at the $25 level, PLUS a HIGH TECH, LOW LIFE DVD (upon release).Estimated delivery: Sep 2013
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THE DVD + POSTER: All the offerings at the $50 level, AND an original HIGH TECH, LOW LIFE poster, signed by the director.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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NEW REWARD! FOR THE NPR FAN: A personalized voicemail message by THIS AMERICAN LIFE talent and American public radio producer/writer, Starlee Kine, PLUS the DVD + POSTER and all the offerings at the $100 level.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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NEW REWARD! COFFEE & CONSULTATION WITH ZOLA: During his stay in NYC have a one hour one-on-one consultation with Zola and ask him any technical or social media related questions you may have. Or just hang out with him and swap stories! Plus the DVD, POSTER and all the offerings at $50 level. (Meeting must happen before 4/29/12)Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
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For the fashion blogger! All the offerings at the $100 level, PLUS an exclusive HIGH TECH, LOW LIFE tote bag.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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For the music blogger! All the offerings at the $100 level, PLUS original music by Beijing based artist Yan Jun or Brooklyn based artist Che Chen.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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3 backers Limited (7 of 10 left)
For the media rights blogger! All the offerings at the $100 level, PLUS a signed copy of Rebecca MacKinnon's new book, CONSENT OF THE NETWORKED.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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For the budding citizen journalist! All the offerings at our $100 level, a tote bag AND our exclusive Citizen Reporter Kit - a fanny pack featuring some of the gear and gadgets used by Zola and Tiger Temple out in the field!Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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For the art blogger! All the offerings at the $500 level PLUS a set of 2 handblown glasses by talented San Francisco based artist J. Lin-Hsien Kung! http://jlinhsienkung.wordpress.com/Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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NEW REWARD! A ONE-DAY VIDEO SHOOT, equipment included, with cinematographer Steve Maing. Using the same camera and sound package used to film HIGH TECH, LOW LIFE or your own camera, he will film your event or documentary in HD video. (Travel expenses & lighting not included). PLUS all the offerings at the $100 level.Estimated delivery: May 2012
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PREMIERE TICKETS: All the offerings at the $500 level, PLUS two tickets to the film's premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival or an alternate screening in your town, and your name in lights (otherwise known as the film's rolling credits)!Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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PRIVATE SCREENING: All the offerings at the $1000 level PLUS a private screening of HIGH TECH, LOW LIFE for your class or group and Q&A with the director. (In person or by skype depending on location)Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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CO-PRODUCER: Your commitment to this project surpasses our wildest dreams! All the offerings at the $2,500 level AND a CO-PRODUCER credit on the film.Estimated delivery: Apr 2012