PRIZES, GOIN VIRAL, AND MEET THE TEAM!!
The Baby Lu kickstarter has 5 days left to raise $17,564. We have come so far and have over 300 people backing us, I know we can cross that finish line in time! But it's going to take a huge push from all of us!
Our fundraising goal for today is $3,000.
For these last 5 days of the campaign we are offering a PRIZE A DAY for the highest donor: TODAY'S PRIZE is a portrait or head shots photo shoot by the incredible photographer Shannon Mims! If you have ever wanted to look like a model, this is your chance! Take a look at some of her work here http://dereloj.com/
Baby Lu is going VIRAL!!!
Here's the plan: At 5pm today POST BABY LU'S KICKSTARTER LINK ON YOUR WALL! http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/babylu/baby-lu
Right before you leave work or head out for dinner, help spread the word, it's as easy as that! At 5PM tomorrow (Thursday, June 14th) post Baby Lu's Kickstarter linkon your facebook wall, twitter, tumblr and all the rest. If we can get 50 people to do this, we can go viral! The trick is posting at the same time. Even better, pass this on! If you can get three friends to do the same, we have even more of a chance of reaching our goal!
MEET OUR TEAM!
We also have an super exciting ANNOUNCEMENT! Baby Lu's production is moving forward and fast!
We are very excited to announce our Director of Photography JIMMY LEE PHELAN. Lee has come onto the production straight from Cannes with the incredible short film The Chair that he shot last year! Lee's work as a cinematographer has screened at festivals across the world including SXSW, Slamdance, Aspend, Palm Springs, Tribeca, and most recently Cannes amongst many more. He hails from Memphis, Tennessee and received his MFA in Cinematography from the graduate film program at Tisch NYU. Here's a look at some of his work: http://www.leephelan.com/Reel.html
Caroline Oliveira has partnered up with Tati as a producer on Baby Lu. Caroline was born in Sao Paulo where she received a BA in Advertising and Marketing. She began her career working as an assistant director and producer for TV commercials for clients like Sony, Samsung and Disney. She holds an MFA in Film from Tisch NYU, where she was a departmental fellow. She has produced several films with grants from Panavision and Kodak, including "The Chair" (Winner Best Narrative short at SXSW'12 and Cannes 2012 Official Competition Selection) and "Edge of the Woods" (South Carolina Film Commission Grant, starring Kiernan Shipka from ABC’s Mad Man). Caroline was the 1st AD for the feature "Pete Smalls is Dead" (directed by Alex Rockwell and starring Peter Dinklage, Steve Buscemi and Tim Roth) and for "Bastards of Young" (directed by Josiah Signor). She is also a co-producer on the feature film "Go Down Death" (directed by Aaron Schimberg), now part of the IFP Narrative Film Lab.
We've also teamed up with HAEFA, a production company begun by Norway based producer Erik Aschehoug that will be taking on European markets. Erik was born in Stavanger, Norway and studied political science in Bergen, Denmark and Paris, where he was involved with event making, DJing, radio shows, and anti-war activism. After graduating Erik felt the need to continue working in the cultural segment of society and followed his passion of storytelling through cinema. Erik has worked on many films shot in Norway, including “Kompani Orheim”, “Som du ser meg”, “Håligheter”. Most recently Erik produced "Salt Water Fruit” shot in Norway and currently on the festival rounds. Engaging American filmmakers in his work in Norway as well as producing as much work as he can in the United States has inspired Erik's interest in bridging the gap between Norwegian and American filmmaking.
The incredible production designer James Bolenbaugh is on board after working on last season's Mad Men.James Bolenbaugh is a Production Designer dividing his time between NYC and LA. Recent projects include the first production of The Henry Box Brown Play by Tony Kushner, directed by Mark Wing-Davey; the short film A Breeze Across the Green, directed by Brantley Jones. He regularly designs with director Jordan Galland on projects like Sean Lennon's music video of Schrödinger’s Cat, and a the pilot for a web series by QLOO. He also has worked in art departments at NBC, CBS, PBS and at AMC for season 5 of MAD MEN. Bolenbaugh's interest in design began, not in Hollywood, but the Great Plains of Montana, where he grew up building guitars with his Grandfather, world renowned guitar maker and instrument inventor Ted Beringer. Bolenbaugh received his MFA from NYU Tisch.
Our PR and Marketing team is being headed by the inexhaustible Mara Sohn with help from the very talented Dagny Looper. Mara is a producer and project manager for Imprint Projects, a creative agency in New York City. Most recently, Ms. Sohn was the Program Manager for LUNAFEST, a festival of short films by, for and about women put on by LUNA bar and Director of Business Development at The Global Film Initiative. Before that, she had long stints in development at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and Berkeley Repertory Theatre. Ms. Sohn has a B.A. in Political, Legal, Economic Analysis from Mills College and most recently served on the board of the New Leaders Council. An avid film-goer, she has also worked as a freelance curator for the Oakland Museum of California and helped program DocFest and IndieFest.
Dagny Looper is a fellow NYU Film Graduate student and rising second year. She produced AFI director Tommy Chock's first featurette "Brass Knuckle Ballad" and was recently the production coordinator for Sophie Barthes's vignette "The Muse." Just before coming to NYU, Dagny earned her PhD in Astronomy studying young, hot Jupiters around other stars. She is currently on the production team for James Franco's newest feature film project.
We also have brought on the multi-skilled, multi-talented Scott Hirsch who will be designing the sound on Baby Lu and bringing out even the tiniest bit of sage brush movin in the wind. Scott became obsessed with sound and image at an early age with a grip of analog magnetic film, a sync block, and a moviola machine. Although some of his tools have evolved, Scott's approach to sound design remains as methodical as it did with every splice and grease pencil mark; echo magic is carefully woven into the very fabric of his work. Scott frequently works with composer Jonny Ollsin and mixer/editor Gene Park of Toneburst Audio. He records and plays various instruments with Family Band and Hiss Golden Messenger. Scott’s work has screened at over thirty festivals internationally. Accolades as a sound designer include Sundance Film Festival 2009-12, Cannes 2012, Tribeca Film Festival 2012, Slamdance 2012, Palm Springs International Film Festival 2011 and more.
PHEWWW, WHAT A TALENTED AND GOOD LOOKIN GROUP! Check em out below!
We can't believe how far we've come in just two months, imagine the momentum once this Kickstarter wraps up!
Thank you so much for your support thus far. We're almost there!!!
Remember, 5pm TODAY! Spread the word!
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!
TEAM BABY LU
pledged of $50,000 goal
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Apr 20, 2012 - Jun 19, 2012 (60 days)
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DONATE $1 OR MORE ANY DONATION is deeply appreciated. We will send you a special email with a surprise download related to the film | A limited edition thank you card from the film | Your name will appear on the website thank you list.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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DONATE $ 25 OR MORE Surprise download to film | Limited Edition Thank You Card | A packet of 5 BABYLU postcards | 1 DVD copy of the film as requested.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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DONATE $50 OR MORE All of the above plus | Special thank you in the credits | A packet of 10 BABYLU postcards | 2 DVD copies of the film as requested.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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DONATE $100 OR MORE All of the Above plus | A packet of 15 BABYLU postcards | 3 DVD copies of the film as requested | Invitation (+1 guest) to the private screening party. Travel and accommodations are not included, sorry.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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DONATE $ 400 OR MORE All of the above plus | Limited Edition Coffee Mug | A packet of 25 BABYLU postcards | 5 DVD copies of the film as requested | Invitation (+3 guest) to the private screening party. Travel and accommodations are not included, sorry.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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DONATE $ 1000 OR MORE All the above plus | Get a character in the story named after you or name one! | 2 Limited Edition BABYLU T-shirts | Up to 10 DVD copies of the film as requested | Invitation to First Run Festival Premiere | Invitation (+5 guests) to the private screening party. Travel and accommodations are not included, sorry.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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DONATE $ 2500 OR MORE Wow! You will receive Executive Producer credit in the film and All of the Above!Estimated delivery: Oct 2012