One Month Until Release!
We've got a few good things to report today:
1. Last week our new trailer debuted exclusively on iTunes and for a day or two was their most popular trailer. And then very quickly it spread and was uploaded to YouTube and it is pretty safe to say that it has been viewed over a million times in the last 6 days.
2. The week before last, I was in Bill Watterson's hometown of Chagrin Falls, Ohio, where the film screened three times at the Chagrin Falls Documentary Film Festival. It was very well-received by the audiences, and the film won the "Best Feature" award. (A few photos from the trip are below.)
3. We're down to one month until our release, and pre-orders are now open on iTunes, VHX, and our website. Most of you have received your copies of the film, but if anyone is planning on getting an HD download for yourself or a friend to share the film with, you can use the code "KICKSTARTER" to get 20% off from VHX.
4. Last of all, a lot of people have learned about the film this week, but you, ladies and gentlemen, are the ones who helped make it happen in the first place. If you have the urge to show off your early support, below is a Facebook timeline cover you can use.
Thanks so much as always for your support of Dear Mr. Watterson. I hope you all feel that this has been a worthy endeavor.
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