New Funding Goal and Our Secret Artist Revealed!
Hello and thank you beautiful Quiet Girl backers!
This is our THANK YOU to all of you who have helped us reach our goal! The response has been overwhelming and amazing. Thanks to your generous support, we reached 50% of our funding in just a few hours of project launch. That was a shock to the old ticker. A week later when we made our goal, my heart back-flipped around my house, upsetting my cat. Now, with two weeks to go, we are extending our campaign and have a big awesome announcement to make. My heart may just very well explode. Yet even with all this life-threatening supernatural heart activity, we have yet more to rally. THE WORK IS NOT OVER my friends. We surpassed our original goal, but that was the very minimum amount to realize our most modest goals for this film, and with more funds we can fully create The Quiet Girl's Guide to well, Everything.
But I think I should make that sexy reward announcement first, because it's awesome. So so very awesome. I reached out to the universe for the most incredible artist I could find for our poster and the universe provided big time. So while the poster itself will remain a mystery for now, I can reveal that the man creating it is none other than legendary comic book artist and painter, PHIL NOTO!! Phil is best known for his work for DC comics (Jonah Hex, Batgirl, Batman, Wonder Woman), Marvel (X-23, X-Men Unlimited), and Dark Horse (Hellboy, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Danger Girl). He draws women like nobody else. You can see samples of his latest work and his personal favorites on his tumblr. And now you know why I'm so excited!! The Limited Edition Quiet Girl poster by Phil Noto is available at the BIG STICK level of donation. You may want to up that pledge of yours.
This is the man behind the awesome.
Also for those of you waiting to get that Quiet Girl t-shirt in your hot little hand, please visit our Facebook page and LIKE us when you're there. This is where we will be posting all of our potential designs and where you will get to have a say in which one we produce for your reward.
I'd also like to announce our new funding goal of $10,000. When we originally conceived this Quiet Girl universe, it was never just a short film. It was always intended as a series. To that end, the script functions as a pilot episode, and we intend to have a 23 minute cut to serve that purpose. The festival version will be around 10 minutes or less. Like a comic book, the premise of the series is wide open to a character-rich world. We even saved certain actors during casting that we envisioned in roles in further episodes. The response to our campaign is beyond local, is beyond friends and colleagues. We have substantial donations and interest from people that are new to us. Their investment demonstrates that this project is finding an audience, and maybe with your help, we can provide them with more Quiet Girl episodes.
There will be more updates as we progress in the last two weeks. More surprises are in store. Please continue to support the film by sharing it with your friends that are interested in independent filmmaking and/or Violence. And if you're interested in this whole approach to fundraising, or thinking of starting a kickstarter campaign yourself and would like insights into this one, I'll be writing more to that end on my blog. The first post of which is here.
We have a lot more to share with you in the remaining 16 days. Stay tuned Quiet friends.
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May 16, 2012 - Jun 15, 2012 (30 days)
Pledge $1 or more
QUIET GRATITUDE: Your name will appear on our website with all of our wonderful donors. http://quietgirlsguide.com/Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $10 or more
SILENT VIGILANCE: You will receive the Quiet Girl's Guide official sticker. It will be of awesome quality and UV-coated so you can put it on your bumper and make people a little bit uncomfortable around you! Guaranteed to make them check themselves before cutting you off. You will also receive a digital download of the film when it is completed and your name will appear on the donor list on our website.Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $25 or more
YOU GET WHAT YOU DESERVE: Rad Quiet Girl button pack!! Contains five individual buttons with designs that will definitely elicit interest from cute members of the opposite (or same) sex. They will have to get close to you to read them. You won't have to say anything! Perfect. You will also receive a digital download of the film when it is completed, the official Quiet Girl sticker, and your name will appear on the donor list on our website.Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $35 or more
YOU IS KAREN FINLEY! This is a very special reward in which you get a digital download of the P.A.P. (Performance Art Piece) that appears in the film in its disturbing entirety. RATED R. You also get all of the previous listed awards. Eye scrubbing not included.Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $50 or more
THE SILENT TREATMENT: You get the Official Quiet Girl t-shirt and a limited edition DVD of the film!! The actual t-shirt design will be decided via a poll on our facebook page so make sure you check it out. You also get the sticker, the buttons, the digital downloads, and the mention on our website. Whoa! That's a lot of stuff but you deserve it because you are a patron of independent film! Please add $5 for shipping or $20 for overseas shipping if applicable.Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $75 or more
THE QUIET GAME: Artist Tara McPherson is creating a limited run of Quiet Girl stickers. Unlike our official logo sticker, this is a depiction of the main character Holly in the style that McPherson is known and loved for. You also get all of the other goodies: the t-shirt, the logo sticker, the buttons, the digital downloads, and the mention on our website. Please add $5 for shipping or $20 for overseas shipping if applicable.Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $100 or more
THE GOOD LIST: Christmas comes early to you this year! You will receive all of the Quiet Girl merchandise and downloads in the previous rewards plus a thank you in the credits of our film. Please add $5 for shipping or $20 for overseas shipping if applicable. Maybe get it shipped to your workplace so everyone can get jealous when you open your Box O' Violence!Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $250 or more
BIG STICK: You my friend will receive a limited edition Quiet Girl poster by an amazing artist to be revealed during our campaign. You also get the film and website credits, the digital downloads, the t-shirt, the buttons, and the sticker. Please add $15 for domestic shipping or $20 for overseas shipping if applicable.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $1,000 or more
PRODUCER OF VIOLENCE: If you donate at this level you will receive an Associate Producer credit on the film and on IMDB! You will basically secure the film's submission to many more festivals. You can sleep better at night knowing you helped make someone's dream come true. You will also receive all of the other awards. Obviously. We'll even give you an extra t-shirt. And possibly have your babies.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012