Hey, beloved backers,
It was a year ago tonight that we world premiered at the Toronto Independent Film Festival, where we received the Best Documentary award. Since then, we have:
- gotten into 9 more film festivals
- won more awards
- released a DVD that got national distribution in Whole Foods
- booked over 150 community screenings worldwide thanks to stellar local activists, and
And there's no way in H-E-double hockey sticks we could've done it without your support. You gave us the funds and visibility we needed for a successful launch. Without a successful launch, where would we be? Nowhere, I tell ya!
Just recently we finished two pieces we promised, and we want you to know about them: we launched the Vegucated Challenge and the Vegucated Schoolhouse Online Community to support people who want to take next steps but just don't know how.
People who sign up for the Vegucated Challenge will receive free tips and tricks for adopting a more plant-based lifestyle. People can take one of two tracks: either go cold Tofurky and take the vegan plunge for a month--or--go vegan within a month, phasing out one animal food group every week until they're vegan by the end.
The Vegucated Schoolhouse Online Community takes things a step further, helping people to connect and support each other with information and inspiration.
With hundreds of members from all over the world, there are some great discussions being had, information exchanged, and connections made. The popular Member Map is an easy way to find veg-conscious people in your geographical location.
Why are we launching this now? Isn't the film "done" by now? Nope! We believe that most of the people who will see the film haven't yet. Not only do we have a slew of screenings on the calendar, but we're also hoping for a wider release on Netflix, digitally and on DVD. Our distribution partners tell us we need about 500 ratings on Netflix before they even consider us.
Help Us Get on Netflix!
Sooo...we're asking Netflix DVD subscribers in the U.S. to please rate our film. Unfortunately, it doesn't show up for our international and Netflix streaming friends...yet. But spreading the word on Facebook and Twitter would be fab!
Thanks so much for your continued support and for a truly kickass year.
Marisa, Demetrius & Frank