We filmed this video on a Sunday evening, giving love to exactly twice as many backers as we had in the first two weeks (for both of those, we had 30 each). The outpour of love yesterday was so overwhelming, we discovered five new names while we were on set (thank goodness for the invention of the iPhone and its ability to surf the Web).
So with five days to spare, last night, we met our $15,000 goal! I want to thank everyone so much for their love and support, their belief in this film, their generosity in providing us with backing to make this movie, the time to get the word out.
Yesterday, I was filming an update video for five hours which I am about to post now. I mentioned a lot of you in it and for those who backed us after we wrapped, you will hear your names in our very last video to be posted after the campaign ends.
In the meantime, if I have yet to send you some public love on Twitter (or Facebook), please tell me where you want me to send it and I will happily do that today.
Thank you, thank you, thank you once again for backing this project. We are working hard behind the scenes to make sure we bring you an amazing film that you will be proud to be a part of. "Sing Along" is being made not only for you but by you -- and I hope that makes it special to you.
-- Mark Oxman
An update for those who backed "Sing Along" in our second week on Kickstarter. Also, the answer to last week's riddle was... in the opening, we were at Worldwide Plaza/New World Stages. Congratulations to zero people who got this right!
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Jul 19, 2012 - Aug 18, 2012 (30 days)
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STUDENT RUSH: Send me your Twitter or Facebook and I'll thank you publicly. I'll also include you on the exclusive email list to receive updates, including behind-the-scenes photos and videos.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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NOSEBLEED SEATS: Digital copies of the original songs, composed by Ron Wasserman and Kathy Fisher, and sung by Broadway stars Myles Erlick, Uzo Aduba, Sam Tsui, and Alice Ripley. These will be sent while the film is in production so you will hear them before anyone else gets to. You'll also be on the email list and get a shout-out.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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BALCONY: All of the above as well as a DVD screener of the finished film when it is completed.Estimated delivery: Apr 2013
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REAR MEZZANINE: Not only will you get the shout-out, exclusive updates, unreleased soundtrack and DVD but you will be listed in the credits under SPECIAL THANKS. Your name will be permanently attached to this film.Estimated delivery: Apr 2013
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FRONT MEZZANINE: All of the above PLUS an autographed storyboard of your choice, signed by the director.Estimated delivery: Apr 2013
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0 backers Limited (5 of 5 left)
***FISHER FAN EXCLUSIVE***: Kathy Fisher and Ron Wasserman of "Fisher" will record a one-of-a-kind ringtone for you -- or maybe you want her singing "Happy Birthday" to one of your friends. Available for five fans only. You'll also get all of the items above (including the storyboard). Check out http://www.fishertheband.com/Estimated delivery: Apr 2013
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ORCHESTRA RIGHT: On top of the shout-out, exclusive updates, unreleased soundtrack, Special Thanks credit, DVD and storyboard -- you will also get a COPY OF THE SCRIPT. The first 10 backers will also get their copy signed by participating cast and director. [Note: Once this reward is maxed out, I will be offering the script at the same price point -- but it will only be signed by the director, unlike the first 10.]Estimated delivery: Apr 2013
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10 backers Limited (20 of 30 left)
ORCHESTRA LEFT: A limited edition 11x17 poster of SING ALONG. This one sheet will be rare and only available through Kickstarter. The first 30 backers will also get their copy signed by available cast and director! You'll also get all of the above. [Note: Once this reward is maxed out, I will be offering 11x17 posters at the same price point, signed by the director -- but they won't necessarily be autographed by the cast like the first 30.]Estimated delivery: Apr 2013
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29 backers Limited (1 of 30 left)
***EARLY BIRD SPECIAL*** Thirty fans who back us early on will get our $225 reward for $100 less. So you'll get the shout-out, soundtrack, DVD, credit, script, storyboard, poster... and an invitation to the private NYC screening in 2013. See the $225 reward below for more details.Estimated delivery: Apr 2013
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2 backers Limited (10 of 12 left)
Due to popular demand, I am releasing 12 additional $125 tickets for the final duration of the campaign. However, if these also max out, I am not going to issue anymore except for the $225 listed below. As noted, this includes the soundtrack, DVD screener, name in credits, autographed storyboard, script, and poster, and an invitation to the private screening in spring 2013. As mentioned above, this will take place in New York City and the cast will be on hand for a Q&A afterwards.Estimated delivery: Apr 2013
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ORCHESTRA CENTER: The soundtrack, DVD, storyboard, script, poster ... PLUS a personalized video message from set. Only 8 available. We'll email the .MOV file to you. You'll also get the soundtrack, DVD, credit, script, storyboard, poster, and NYC screening invitation.Estimated delivery: Apr 2013
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PREMIUM SEATS: [Note: The first 30 people who bid $125 will get this reward. If you are reading this, the Early Bird special is still available.] You'll be invited to a PRIVATE CAST AND CREW SCREENING when the film is completed. We'll follow with a Q&A. Must be in the New York area in spring 2013 (estimated for April). And you'll also get the DVD, soundtrack, script, storyboard, credit, and poster.Estimated delivery: Apr 2013
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2 backers Limited (10 of 12 left)
***EARLY BIRD SPECIAL***: Our $450 reward for $100 less, for the first 12 backers. As it says below, you'll be invited to a private meet-and-greet at the "Sing Along" premiere in New York. Get a chance to talk to the actors prior to seeing the finished movie. This reward is limited! You'll also get all the items above, minus the two limited ones (on-set shout out and the Fisher exclusive). Must be in the New York area in spring 2013 (estimated for April).Estimated delivery: Apr 2013
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***MYLES ERLICK FAN EXCLUSIVE*** If you loved Myles Erlick and "Billy Elliot," here's your chance to get a piece of the magic. Myles has donated the ballet shoes he wore at three legs of the tour -- Chicago, Toronto, and Broadway. They will also be signed (on request). You'll also get all of the non-exclusive items above, including attending the NYC screening with meet-and-greet.Estimated delivery: Apr 2013
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FRONT ROW CENTER: [Note: The first 12 people who bid $350 will get this reward. If you are reading this, the Early Bird special is still available.] Attend a private meet-and-greet prior to the "Sing Along" premiere in New York. Get a chance to talk to the actors prior to seeing the finished movie. This reward is limited! You'll also get all the items above, minus the three limited ones (on-set shout out and the Myles and Fisher exclusive). Must be in the New York area in spring 2013 (estimated for April).Estimated delivery: Apr 2013
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3 backers Limited (20 of 23 left)
VIP ACCESS: Here's a reason to want the soundtrack, DVD, film credit, storyboard, script, and invitation to the premiere. If you can get to the New York area during our shoot (the second week of October), 15 of you will get to BE IN THE FILM alongside Broadway star Myles Erlick! And here's the fun part -- anyone who backs at this amount will be filmed saying a line of dialogue which we will edit into a scene starring you. You'll have a copy to show your friends, family, agent, casting directors, whoever you want. Plus you'll get to hang out on set and be in other scenes.Estimated delivery: Apr 2013
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1 backer Limited (14 of 15 left)
BROADWAY ENSEMBLE MEMBER: Not only will you get to be in the film, go to the cast and crew screening but you'll be invited to a very private wrap party. It will just be up to 15 backers, available cast (non-NY cast will no longer be in town), crew and director. Just make sure you will be in the New York area when shooting is completed (the second week of October in 2012). And of course, you'll get the shout-out, exclusive updates, soundtrack, DVD, signed script and storyboard, and a featured role in the film!Estimated delivery: Apr 2013
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0 backers Limited (2 of 2 left)
BROADWAY STAR: Hope you like having new best friends because I will be yours. Just kidding... I will film any short script or music video of your choice (it won't be an elaborate production but I will make it high quality). I'll cast the movie myself or it can star you and your friends (we'll just have to find a way to get to each other). This is on top of all of the above. Check out the music video I directed to see my work... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_djs5_VhD4Estimated delivery: Apr 2013
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TONY AWARD WINNER: This might be good if you're a drama teacher who is booking a speaker for an event... or someone who wants to put on an event in their city... It's up to you. But for up to 12 backers, available cast members and the director will fly to your hometown and screen the film at the venue of your choice. Whether it's in a drama class you teach, a local theater you run, a local venue open to the public, or your living room for a private viewing, we'll be on hand for a Q&A afterwards. You will also receive all of the non-exclusive items above. (As of now, this reward is restricted to US residents but contact me to discuss if you are outside the continental US.)Estimated delivery: Apr 2013