We want to update you on the current status of our documentary project, Jesus Don't Let Me Die Before I've Had Sex. We have spent the past two months working on a structure for the documentary. Many documentaries follow one person or an event and thus, have a built in narrative. Our project is different from most in that it is subculture-specific and has multiple narratives; this makes telling a globalized story more complex. We are in the process of discovery, exploring many different structures, writing many iterations of scripts, and researching historical footage. Ultimately, we want to make an amazing movie that captures the spirit of the all the stories that were shared with us. This has taken longer than we originally expected. Please be patient... it will be worth it!
We've also been posting snippets of our interviews on YouTube. If you haven't subscribed to our channel yet, check it out here: http://www.youtube.com/user/GiveMeSexJesus
And the big news--a new website in the next few months! This site will serve two purposes: one is to be a clearinghouse for all things about our movie; the second purpose (and the one we are very excited about), is the home of a new community feature that will allow our followers and friends to upload their own videos, share stories, express concerns, celebrate, and ultimately be in communion with one another. We'll send out more details and previews in the coming months.
How can you help us? There are a few things that you can do:
1) Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GiveMeSexJesus
2) We are looking for materials (t-shirts, books, pledge cards, rings...) related to purity and the abstinence movement. Please email us if you have anything you can share with us: email@example.com
3) Help us with the remainder of the post-production costs. The funds we raised on kickstarter have allowed us to film all over the country and will allow us to finish the rough edit of the film. However, we still need to cover the cost of the new website as well as the remainder of the post production fees. We are hoping to avoid going to an outside investor so we can make the movie the way we want to make it. Anything you can chip in is greatly appreciated: https://fundrazr.com/campaigns/0VO0e
We hope you all are having a wonderful summer and we look forward to sharing more with you soon!
Matt Barber, Brittany Machado and Chris Pack