ONE WEEK TO GO!
Pfew, it's been 3 weeks since we first came to you with Barzan and I am so happy to say that with 7 days to go we have raised $6,125 from 81 separate backers! We could never imagine so many people getting behind us this quickly and we are so happy to have everyone on board.
If you haven't yet donated, time is running out! If you have donated, you might consider upping your pledge to make sure we reach the $2,275 we need to reach our goal. And don't forget to share Barzan with your friends!
Today, I wanted to share with you one of the first pieces that the Common Language Project and the Last Quest worked on together. In March 2009 the CLP and TLQ partnered up to take part in the International Documentary Challenge (taking place again next weekend!). The film that came out of the 5 day film competition was called "It's in the P-I" and it went on to premiere at the Seattle International Film Festival and continued to play throughout the US from Washington DC to Wisconsin to Washington Sate.
You can watch the film here!
ABOUT THE FILM: As newspapers across the country struggle to stay viable both culturally and fiscally, Seattle’s own Post Intelligencer is slated for closure. ‘It’s in the P-I’ tries to capture the confusion and disappointment of the people who worked the last few days of this 142 year old Seattle institution.
Hope you enjoy and DONT FORGET TO DONATE!
(Below, you will see the "official" picture of the Last Quest! Can you guess which ones are Morgan, Cassidy, Brad and TLQ alumn Katie Gregg?)
seconds to go
Pledge $1 or moreYou selected
A personal shout out on our Facebook page and twitter feed.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $10 or moreYou selected
Receive your very own digital copy of the documentary AND get props all over our social networks!Estimated delivery:
Pledge $25 or moreYou selected
All of the above PLUS a postcard (mini poster for the movie) signed by the directors.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $50 or moreYou selected
At this donation level you will get a real, hard copy "Barzan" DVD, a thank you on our social networks AND a signed postcard.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $100 or moreYou selected
At $100 things are getting serious and we want to do something special! At this level you get all of the above plus a poster signed by the directors.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $200 or moreYou selected
4 backers Limited (26 left of 30)
Come party with us! At this level you can choose one of the above awards, but more importantly, we'd like to invite you to join the crew as a VIP at the Seattle premiere of the movie (ticket included).Estimated delivery:
Pledge $250 or moreYou selected
4 backers Limited (26 left of 30)
This level is really the sweetest of all. For only $250 you get all of the above--props on our networks, a signed poster or postcard, a credit in the movie, VIP tickets to the Seattle premiere--and on top of all that, a framed and signed photo from Iraq by Barzan co-Director (and award-winning photojournalist) Alex StonehillEstimated delivery:
Pledge $500 or moreYou selected
2 backers Limited (18 left of 20)
OK, at this level you want some SERIOUS recognition for your commitment to this project and we'll show it to you by renting a local Seattle theater and hosting a private screening for you, a guest and all the other, awesome donors at this level! Plus a digital download of the film, a signed poster/postcard/or photo and a credit in the film!Estimated delivery:
Pledge $1,000 or moreYou selected
2 backers Limited (8 left of 10)
You just donated $1,000?! Shoot, we need to spend an evening together. At this level you get an exclusive invite to a private dinner party in Seattle hosted by "Barzan" producer/writer Sarah Stuteville (who also happens to be a kick-ass cook!) Not only will we eat well, we'll also talk documentaries and watch a rough-cut of the movie with the crew. Plus a digital download of the final film, a signed poster/postcard/or photo and a credit in the film!Estimated delivery:
Pledge $2,000 or moreYou selected
0 backers Limited (5 left of 5)
Let us help you make your own movie. At this donation level we'd like to offer you a place in a day-long shooting and editing workshop with members of the movie crew. Make your own short film in a day! Plus a digital download of the film, a signed poster/postcard/or photo and a credit in the film!Estimated delivery:
Pledge $5,000 or moreYou selected
0 backers Limited (10 left of 10)
Choose reward #9 or #10 OR choose to have a crew member fly to your town or city (or visit your home) to host a screening of the movie and discussion afterward. Plus a digital download of the film, a signed poster/postcard/or photo and a credit in the film!Estimated delivery:
- (28 days)