Hello My Dear Kickstarter Backers,
Here are the film updates!
After I locked the edit, I was awarded two artist residencies for the summer (Yaddo & MacDowell) where I could buckle down and do research for the score. By August I met Michael Hearst, whose track, “Il Impostore”, I had been using as a placeholder for two years; I never dreamed he’d be interested in scoring the film—but he watched it, loved it, and wrote a fantastic original score. As of last week, we locked the music and concluded the sound mix with David Briggs.
In other big news, I was awarded the Jerome Film/Video Grant to help pay for post-production, which is a huge relief! Now I am finishing up the website, editing a trailer, submitting to festivals, designing and packaging the DVD and publicity materials, soliciting press, and getting your Kickstarter rewards in order. The rewards will be sent out when the film is complete, including DVD design and packaging—hopefully shortly after the New Year.
Finally, I could use help if anyone wants to volunteer! There are various things I need help with, from organizing Kickstarter rewards to helping with the producing side of things as we move into the festival circuit. If you or anyone you know is interested, please send me an email at email@example.com.
Next time you hear from me will be to announce the world premier! Your support helped make all this possible. Thanks again, and be well.
Sam and the crew of Kate Bornstein Is…