A Message From Steve Taylor
Dear Reason We're Making A Movie In Two Weeks,
I've called about 150 of you so far, and I've got a lot more calls to make. But based on those calls, I've started making certain assumptions about our typical backer:
- wouldn't be offended if the director asked for prayer
This project needs your prayers. And so do I.
Four weeks ago, our movie was dead, and we were all pretty depressed. Now, thanks to you, we start shooting in two weeks.
We believe we've written a really good screenplay. Now we need to turn it into a good movie. Please pray that the right cast comes together. And the right crew. Pray that the weather doesn't cause delays. Pray that there's a great spirit on the set.
Please pray that our team's motto hold true: "Good, Fast, Cheap: Pick Three"
And please pray for me, that I will lead our team well, and that God will be honored with the results.
P.S. About those phone calls... I've fallen way behind due to the pace of pre-production. So I'm making another assumption: You'd rather have a good movie with a late thank-you-call than the reverse.
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Digital download package and a personal thank you call from Director Steve Taylor! Yes, he'll need your phone number. No, he'll never bother you again.
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Limited Edition “Blue Like Jazz" movie poster signed by Don, Steve & select Cast! (plus the phone call and the download package)
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Get your hands on the fashionable “Blue Like Jazz” movie T-Shirt! (plus the poster, phone call and download package) Bet you can’t guess which color it is…
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You’ve just become an ASSOCIATE PRODUCER, and will be credited as such in the end title crawl of the movie! You'll also receive a special edition "Blue Like Jazz Associate Producer" t-shirt (and the poster, phone call, & digital download package). Your name will appear alphabetically during the end title crawl under the heading "Associate Producers," and will run on the left side of the screen alongside the traditional credits on the right. This way, you can impress your movie-going friends relatively quickly when your name comes up on the big screen! (Especially if your name is spelled "Aabaca.")
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NEW! Your very own Blue Like Jazz the movie coffee mug. (along with the Associate Producer package)
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Have Don record your personal voicemail greeting (along with the Associate Producer package) No – you don’t have to ship him your phone, but you will have to explain to your boyfriend who ‘Don’ is.
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PARTY! Two tickets for you and a guest to attend ‘The Big Night’ screening in Portland, Oregon, along with Don, Steve, Marshall Allman, the original Penny, Sexy Carrot, and everybody who’s anybody! Red carpet posing is (semi)optional. Oh – and did we mention exclusive merch? We meant to. (Comes with Associate Producer package – transportation not included)
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20 min Skype session with Director Steve Taylor (along with the Associate Producer package) Whatever you want – Film Q&A, Director commentary, Behind the scenes secrets…it’s fair game!
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NEW! 20 min Skype session with Donald Miller (along with the Associate Producer package). Whatever you want... writing secrets, thoughts on his next book, what brand of food does Lucy eat... anything is fair game!
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Appear as an extra in the movie (on location in Nashville, TN or Portland, OR) & join the cast and crew for lunch! (Comes with Associate Producer package – transportation not included)
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Bring a guest and share a meal w/ Don & Steve! You pick the cuisine, they’ll pick the restaurant and take care of the tab. (Full disclosure – they have the best taste in restaurants...ever) Either Portland or Nashville. (Comes with Associate Producer package – transportation not included)
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Spend the day on set as Director Steve Taylor's personal assistant, and be credited as such in the end title crawl! You’ll be spending the night as guests of Steve and his family at their home in Nashville, complete with your own guest room! (Comes with the Associate Producer package – transportation not included)
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Director Steve Taylor will fly to your city and do a pre-release screening of the movie in your home with live director's commentary! Limited to within the United States. (Comes with the Associate Producer package)
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Donald Miller will fly to your city and do a book reading at your home for you and your friends! If you’re nice, he may even sing you a lullaby. Limited to within the United States. (Comes with the Associate Producer package)
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