CAN'T STOP WON'T STOP FARAH GOES BANG IS GOING TO BE A REALITY!!!!!!!
This may be an ALL-CAPS update! I'm almost crying too hard to write this. Our team is freaking out all over the world--in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Nashville, and Hong Kong--because, thanks to your incredible groundswell of support, we have JUST EXCEEDED our ambitious $75,000 goal!!!!!
We are delirious, exhausted, and on the floor with gratitude for your support. Meera is overjoyed that she doesn't have to drive to Canada in one final plea for donations. I need a drink, a nap, and a vacation from Facebook more than I ever, ever have.
We're still so excited, though, that we have 37 hours left in our campaign. Humbly, we ask you: if you can find it in your hearts to keep donating, keep shouting out, and keep cheering us over the finish line, exceeding our $75K goal means we may be able to consider many aspects of great filmmaking that were previously unattainable to us. With more money, we can hire and better-paid crew members. We can license songs and images to round out our 2004 landscape. We can bring more people to our Wisconsin shoot. And so much more.
If we bring this home even bigger than we just have, we'll be one of Kickstarter's highest-grossing film campaigns of all time. Help us make our last day and a half BIGGER THAN HUGE.
One of our most cherished supporters, Victoria Diana Baranetsky, has written this haiku in honor of FGB's Kickstarter victory (Kicktory?):
Farah Goes Bang! Bang!
A story - dreams coming true.
Lesson: love. Thank you.
You showed us today that if you work hard enough, want something bad enough, and put your whole exploding heart into something, dreams really can come true. Our hearts are in smithereens for you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
Laura + The FGB Team
pledged of $75,000 goal
seconds to go
Mar 30, 2012 - May 2, 2012
Pledge $1 or more
We Like Like You: We'll put your name on a “Special Thanks” list on our website, email you a thank-you postcard from Meera Menon and Laura Goode, the co-writers, director, and producer of FGB, and forever have a big, aching, not-so-secret crush on you.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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We Thought We Felt Something That Time We Talked: All of the above, plus you'll get your own unique frame of the film, emailed to you as a JPEG.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $10 or more
We Think About You All The Time: All of the above, and we'll email you another still photo from the set of the film. We'll ALSO give you a bonus digital download of the original song "Dear Cowboy, Call Me" from our Kickstarter video, by our composers Alexis Marsh and Samuel Jones of Alexis & Sam Music.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $15 or more
Best. Mixtape. Ever.: All of the above, plus we'll throw in the most incredible road mixtape you ever heard, featuring the winning songs from our Best. Mixtape. Ever. song contest. We can't promise it won't have at least one Hall & Oates track. Actually, we can't promise it won't contain several.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $25 or more
Want To Come Over And Watch A Movie On My Computer?: All of the above, plus we'll put your name on a “Special Thanks” list in the closing credits of the film, email you the password to our super-secret blog of virginity stories, CHERRY BOMB, give you a digital download of another original song by cast member Samrat Chakrabarti, and email you a digital download of the FARAH GOES BANG film!!!Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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You Make The Popcorn, We'll Bring The DVD: All of the above, plus we'll put your name on a “Special Thanks” list in the closing credits of the film, email you the password to our super-secret blog of virginity stories, CHERRY BOMB, give you a digital download of another original song by cast member Samrat Chakrabarti, and mail you a DVD of the FARAH GOES BANG film!!! (DVD shipping for US supporters only)Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
Pledge $35 or more
8 backers Limited (42 of 50 left)
Bang on your belt buckle! We'll send you a custom-designed, limited-edition BANG! belt. The image is in Update #12 if you want to check it out!Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
Pledge $49 or more
Neighbours to the north! In honor of our Canadian star Nikohl Boosheri, and the 49th parallel, we'll send you a Canadian care package with Tim Horton's Timbits, a poppy for Remembrance day, an extremely polite thank-you note, and a surprise Canadian treat! If you're in LA, you're invited to the Liz-Singh-hosted Canadian holiday of your choice: Canada Day, Canadian Thanksgiving, Remembrance Day or the Queen's birthday.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
Pledge $50 or more
We Love You. You Love America: All of the above, including a DVD AND digital download of the film. We'll also send you a special “Farah Loves America” CAMPAIGN PACKET chock-full of custom-designed Farah Goes Bang campaign posters, pamphlets, bumper stickers, and a FARAH 2012 button designed by one of our fans! (DVD and Campaign Packet shipping for US supporters only)Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
Pledge $75 or more
17 backers Limited (33 of 50 left)
A Nip for The Road: We'll send you a custom-designed flask with a roadmap of our heroines' Route 66 campaign trail on it! We'll even throw in a digital download of the finished FGB film to enjoy along with whatever you're nipping.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
Pledge $100 or more
Presents From Our Pasts: All of the above, plus we'll also throw our special ROAD TRIP SUPPLY PACK into a custom-designed "I Love America" tote bag for you: this sack of treasures will include the CAMPAIGN PACKET, a Cherry Bomb mad-lib, maps of America, candy, original poems to read from the backseat, a ROAD TRIP MIXTAPE, and our special PRESENTS FROM OUR PASTS video. This highlight reel will include all the cringeworthy moments from our creative pasts, including clips from "American Dreams," the Indian soap opera in which Meera starred in high school, excerpts from "The Martyr Letters," a very angsty play that Laura wrote and Meera starred in during college, a live performance of Jewel's "You Were Meant for Me" by Laura, and a hot R&B video starring producer Danielle Firoozi. Finally, you will receive a late-night, personal, and heartfelt thank you video on Facebook from Meera and Laura. (DVD and Road Trip Supply Pack shipping for US supporters only)Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
Pledge $250 or more
We'll Fight For Your Love: If you live in Los Angeles, you'll have the opportunity to schedule a private 90-minute lesson in Mixed Martial Arts from Liz Singh, one of the FGB producers and a second-degree black belt in MMA, a popular full-contact combat style that allows both striking and grappling techniques. Wherever you live, though, we'll send you an original Farah Goes Bang poster, signed by the artist and the FGB creators, as well as a special highlight reel of outtakes, bloopers, and deleted scenes from the FGB film.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
Pledge $255 or more
A professional headshot from our Director of Photography Paul Gleason!Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
Pledge $450 or more
1 backer All gone!
Meera's personal DVD collection! 56 DVDs from director Meera Menon's DVD collection includes Nashville, Blow-Up, Clerks, The Big Sleep, and many many more!Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $500 or more
Enough About Us. We Want to Hear How YOU Feel: All of the above, plus if you live in the Bay Area, you'll receive free admission to one of Laura’s writing classes at the San Francisco Writers’ Grotto. Wherever you live, you'll also have the opportunity to set up a consultation on any creative project with the FGB creators, including written comments and an online hangout with the FGB team. We'll also send you a signed first-edition copy of Laura Goode’s novel Sister Mischief, a signed copy of the FGB shooting script, and a limited-edition FGB MoFone custom-designed by artist Morrisa Maltz!Estimated delivery: Jan 2013
Pledge $1,000 or more
This Relationship Is Definitely On Track to The Next Level: All of the above, and if you live in the Los Angeles or Wisconsin areas, we'll offer you a featured extra role in the film this summer! Even if you can't join our epic road trip in person, though, we'll still be happy to name a FGB character after you, or include a photo of you in the film.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $2,000 or more
1 backer All gone!
NEW INCENTIVE! You give us $2000, we give you a new iPad 3! We'll grab an iPad, load it up with exclusive content like the first cut of the film that we submit to festivals, one of our stars' screen tests, a teaser for FGB we shot in 2010, some other movies that inspired FGB, a whole bunch of graphics, some original songs, and send it to you.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
Pledge $5,000 or more
Our Destinies Are Forever Intertwined: All of the above, and we'll throw you a special thank-you party on the set of the film in June or July (travel not included, so LA or WI only). If you don't live in one of our shooting locations, at least one of the FGB creators will fly to your home town anywhere in the US and host a private screening of FGB for you and 50 of your friends.Estimated delivery: Feb 2013
Pledge $10,000 or more
Best Friends Forever (Benefits Not Included): All of the above, and we'll also work with you to find a way to feature your product or business in our movie this summer. OR we'll be happy to show our thanks in film: we'll come to your home town, interview you and your best friend, girl gang, or wolf pack, and make a mini-documentary about the epic history of your friendship.Estimated delivery: Feb 2013