Official: $345,992 raised to Save Blue Like Jazz
30 days ago, we started a movement. An effort to collectively tell a better story. An effort to give back. An effort that, for the first time in history, funded a movie with donations from thousands of people. We started out with a goal of $125,000. The minimum amount to continue production of the movie. Within 10 days, we reached that goal, and moved forward to make history. Kickstarter is the largest crowdfunding website. Save Blue Like Jazz is officially the largest crowd funded creative project in American history. The previous record was set at $200,641. We hope that someone will break the record again, and feel the way we feel today. We will gladly pass the torch.
What happens now?
4495 of you have said ‘Yes’ that you wanted this movie to be made. That process starts tomorrow. Wednesday October 27th, filming will begin in Nashville, TN. We shoot in Nashville for 4 weeks then head to Portland later this year.
Also (the fun part!), if you donated to the project, within the next few days you will receive an email from us requesting information from you so that we can start the rewards process. T-shirt size, mailing address, etc. Please respond to that email as soon as possible. We want to ship you stuff!!!
This funding effort was unconventional. It was different. It wasn’t the way we were used to seeing things done. We want the promotion of this movie to be the same way. Tomorrow, the same day that we begin filming, we will launch a new website at www.bluelikejazzthemovie.com. That will be the source for all things Blue Like Jazz. Our promise is that during the production process, promotional process, the theatrical and DVD process… we keep you in the loop. This is your movie. Prepare to be updated.
We can’t thank you enough for the amazing support you have shown. You have given people jobs. You have given people hope for a better generation of story tellers. You have told us an amazing story, now we will work as hard as we can to tell you one just as amazing.
Thank you for giving over the last 30 days. Today, we will start giving back.
-Don, Jonathan, Steve and Zach
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Sep 24, 2010 - Oct 25, 2010
Pledge $10 or more
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.
Pledge $25 or more
Limited Edition “Blue Like Jazz" movie poster signed by Don, Steve & select Cast! (plus the phone call and the download package)
Pledge $50 or more
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…
Pledge $100 or more
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.")
Pledge $125 or more
NEW! Your very own Blue Like Jazz the movie coffee mug. (along with the Associate Producer package)
Pledge $200 or more
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.
Pledge $300 or more
197 backers Limited (28 of 225 left)
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)
Pledge $500 or more
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!
Pledge $600 or more
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!
Pledge $1,000 or more
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)
Pledge $3,000 or more
5 backers Limited (5 of 10 left)
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)
Pledge $5,000 or more
1 backer Limited (4 of 5 left)
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)
Pledge $6,000 or more
0 backers Limited (5 of 5 left)
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)
Pledge $8,000 or more
3 backers All gone!
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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