That's right! Earlier today, three days before our deadline, we reached our $16,000 goal on Kickstarter! And this is all thanks to you guys, and your incredibly generous pledges over the past few weeks.
We have seen a huge surge in awareness and support over the past 2 days, with over 200 new backers in the last 48 hours. The support and warmth we've been feeling from you all for the project has been overwhelming - hearing from so many people who, like us, believe that the world needs to see James and Jeremiah's story. We thank you for making it possible for us to tell their story.
You can still support Drag Dad
We still have three days left to go! Because Drag Dad's Kickstarter goal of $16,000 was set conservatively, we do encourage you all to continue to spread the word about the project. Our budget estimate was set to the absolute minimum to make Drag Dad possible, and we could still use more help. Any funds raised beyond our goal would go towards making the film even greater, including:
- Expanding our shoot schedule to capture more material with James and Jeremiah.
- Upgrading our equipment rentals to include the very best tools with which to make this film.
- Hiring an award-winning post-production team to to make the final product something we can all, as backers and supporters, be proud of.
- Purchasing Errors and Omissions Insurance to be able to move the film into the theatrical and broadcast medium.
- Submitting to more high profile international film festivals (this is costlier than you’d think!).
- Strengthening our marketing and distribution efforts to help this film and its message reach as large an audience as we can.
The Drag Dad team extends to you guys massive, massive gratitude and electronic hugs for making this thing happen, and for your continued support throughout this process. We will be keeping you updated on the progress of the film's production from start to finish.
Now let's make a movie!
On behalf of the Drag Dad team,
Björn Flóki Björnsson, director
WE HAVE 9 MORE DAYS TO REACH OUR GOAL!
We want to send you a personal thank you and massive electronic hug to you for helping us reach 50% of our Kickstarter goal. The positive reaction and support we've been feeling from you all has been overwhelming!
We know this can be an amazing film and we're getting so close to making it happen, but we still need a bit more help to do so. If you haven't already done so, we would appreciate it immensely if you could share the 1 minute teaser trailer with your friends - http://vimeo.com/44896887 - and let them know we only have 9 days to fund this film. It would be such a shame to have received all this support from you wonderful people and then not reach our goal! We can do this together.
DRAG DAD IN THE NEWS
We've been fortunate enough to have been mentioned on quite a few online magazines and blogs over the past week. Drag Race judges Michelle Visage and Santino Rice have showed their support of the film, in addition to OMG blog, The Qu, The Frisky, Socialite Life, Gay.net, and the WoW Report. Also, Tyra has made an appearance on KTLA's Sunday Edition show to talk about the film, and will be interviewed about Drag Dad on the aptly named radio show This Show Is So Gay next week. Now let's try to get even bigger media to take note of this project by continuing to spread the word!
PLEASE HELP GET THE WORD OUT BY SHARING OUR TEASER AND FLYER
A week into the campaign we have already raised over 20% of our funding goal! Thank you all so very much for the support!
There's still a way to go yet, and we could really use your help. Please share our Kickstarter page with your friends, show them the teaser trailer, and get them to join in on making this film possible.
As you give, may the world give back to you!
Bjorn, Tyra, and the Drag Dad team.
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Jul 2, 2012 - Jul 27, 2012 (25 days)
Pledge $10 or more
A personal Thank You email from Director and electronic smooch from Tyra + Digital download of the film.Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
Pledge $25 or more
All rewards above + One printed production still (8x10) + A digital Drag Dad eBook for iPad or iPhone: 20 page eBook containing production photos and still frames from the film, along with some notes from Director and general musings from Tyra.Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
Pledge $50 or more
All rewards above + Printed Production Still, Autographed by Tyra + A Tyra Autographed Drag Dad movie poster (12x18) + Password for "How To Drag" makeup video lesson from Tyra.Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
Pledge $100 or more
All rewards above + Limited run, Special Edition DVD with bonus features + A very special Thank You in the credits of the film + Wrap party invite (New York City): An opportunity to meet filmmakers and Tyra + Personal Skype chat with Tyra or filmmakers (contributor’s choice).Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
Pledge $500 or more
All rewards above + Autographed, bookstore quality “Drag Dad” Photobook (10x8): 20 pages (printed version of the eBook) + Associate producer credit in film and on IMDb page + A piece of Tyra memorabilia! (personal items).Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
Pledge $2,000 or more
All rewards above + Executive Producer credit in film and on IMDb page + Your bio and photo in the Press Kit and on web site + Copy of the press kit + Upgrade to Executive Producer’s “Drag Dad” top quality Hardback photobook (13x11) with Matte Finish pages, director’s production notes and Tyra’s musings (40+ pages) + Deluxe framed large Drag Dad movie poster, autographed by Director and Tyra.Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
Pledge $10,000 or more
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In addition to our AWESTRUCK AND ETERNAL GRATITUDE, you will receive all the rewards above + A personal appearance and performance by Tyra at your party or event (anywhere in the Continental U.S.) where Tyra will “dragatize” you. To be filmed by the Director. A custom-made DVD of the event will be shot, edited and delivered to Contributor upon completion.Estimated delivery: Jan 2013