Hello Opal Supporters!!
SUCCESS!!!! I am so pleased to announce - thanks to everyone at Convivial Studios and to Brent Michael Davids - that the FINAL authored DVD's of OPAL arrived and are being duplicated!!! The DVD's have the FINAL edit on them and the entire score and soundtrack have gone through the final process....
This is great news in a long and arduous process, but I think you will all be very pleased with the final product. If you have not received your rewards, please know that they are on their way this week. I do want to please ask that you check your mailing address and make sure that it is still the same in case we have an old address.
Thank you so much for your patience on all of this and apologize for the delay. I wanted it to be as perfect as it could be.
Thank you endlessly for all you have done.
Hello Opal Supporters!!
Hello Supporters of OPAL!
First of all may I say thank you for your patience! I have been working to finish the final touches on OPAL over the past few months and are nearing the end... some of you have received the DVD edit of OPAL but our color correction and other adjustments were not completely done. I suspect that it could take as long as a month to complete the final authored DVD - that is when rewards will be sent out. We have come across some minor setbacks but we continue forth and cannot wait to get your complete packages out.
I apologize for the wait and I hope that you will bear with us as we complete these final details.
Thank you so much for your patience and support,
Director of OPAL
Our team here just wanted to make sure and wish all of our supporters a great holiday season. We look forward to the new year and all that it will bring. Thank you so much for your support of our film OPAL. Although we were greatly disappointed to not make the cut at Sundance, we are so happy to let you know that OPAL was just accepted into its first festival this week. So at least the film is going somewhere and we will continue to submit the film everywhere we can and create every opportunity for this film to be shown!!
We had a lot of trouble in November/December with our editing unit and our original edits were lost to a hard drive malfunction... one so bad we just had to say goodbye to that drive and move on. We rushed to get the edit back up for Sundance... we got it back up at least - on a new drive and we are still working and tweaking the smallest of details. And we better hurry as we have a festival to get it to... so please have patience with us. We will get it done by the end of January and will get all of your awards out. We have t-shirts ready for those who pledged over $100 and we will get all of the production stills/storyboard art out along with the finished DVD's as soon as we are finished.
If you have not already done so, please fill out our surveys so that we can make sure that we have your correct address and can get everything out to you in the new year.
Thank you again for supporting OPAL and we will keep you posted on any new developments!!!
Kelly Byars and Ramona Emerson
Producer and Director of OPAL
THANK YOU TO ALL OF OUR SUPPORTERS!!! We made our goal this evening around 10 pm and we are so grateful to all of you for making it happen!!! Boy... it was scary. We were only at 50% yesterday and I was beginning to wonder if we could make it or not. But how could I have doubted all of you - our supporters!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!! We will keep all of you posted on our progress and thank you again from the bottom of our hearts!!
Director /Writer -OPAL
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Aug 22, 2011 - Sep 21, 2011 (30 days)
Pledge $1 or more
A dollar goes a long way. Especially in the candy aisle!! Thank you so much for your support of Native cinema and independent film. This level of backing will get you our sincerest thanks as well as current updates on the films production including access to production stills as they continue to become available.Estimated delivery: Sep 2011
Pledge $10 or more
Believe us when we tell you that your support is helping to feed a lot of extras!!! And for that we thank you. With this level of support, you will receive all the thanks we can give you, updates on the production of OPAL and production still access. You will also receive an original production still of your choice.Estimated delivery: Nov 2011
Pledge $25 or more
You are truly a supporter of girl power!! Lets get OPAL out there!! This level of support will net you a DVD of the final film signed by the director as well as an original production photo, shout outs and access to all production updates!!Estimated delivery: Nov 2011
Pledge $50 or more
This is the difference between getting the equipment we need and not!! Thank you for making it possible!! This level of backing will get you our sincerest thanks, current updates on the film's production and a DVD of the finished film signed by the director, a production still of your choice and a super cool original print of the OPAL storyboard art.Estimated delivery: Nov 2011
Pledge $100 or more
OPAL is looking better and better because of you!!! Thanks for getting us there! This level of support will get you our undying and sincerest thanks, updates on the production of the film, a signed DVD of the final version of the film, an official OPAL crew t-shirt, a print of the original OPAL storyboard art, and a special thanks on the credits of the film!Estimated delivery: Nov 2011
Pledge $500 or more
You are truly a supporter of independent cinema!! You don't just talk about it... you're doing it!! This level of backing will get you our sincerest thanks with an enthusiastic hand shake/high five when we see you, personal production updates from the director, a DVD of the finished film also signed by the director, an official OPAL crew t-shirt, a special thanks on the film's credits and the storyboard art. This awesome level of support will also net you some original OPAL art from artist B. Emerson-Kitsman. Check out a small sampling of her awesome work on bemersonkitsman.comEstimated delivery: Dec 2011