We are proud to announce that HICKIES has joined with Flex is Kings in helping receive support and backers for their film that is premiering at the upcoming Tribeca Film Festival.
The Low Down:
Flex Is Kings documents the hopes and realities of the under-acknowledged and totally unfunded group of Brooklyn artists behind the urban dance movement known as "Flex."
Flex Is Kings takes place in the Brooklyn neighborhood of East New York, where high crime rates and diminished opportunities have left the young men growing into adulthood few choices and fewer resources, pushing so many to lives dependent on crime and gangs. Yet there is a large and growing group resisting the notion that their prospects are limited to a powerless existence. On these streets a dance community rose, eager for an avenue of expression and determined to create a positive force in their neighborhood.
"Flex" is the name of the dance style - it involves dance battle competitions that are at once flights of fancy as well as poetic evocations of the streets - gun battles, romantic interludes, run-ins with authorities. The film is structured around a season of Battlefest, the central organizing event of the Flex movement, and focuses on some of the community's key personalities.
Here is a great video to show you what Flex actually is.
We are very excited and happy to help out with this wonderful project and share it with all of you and hopefully the world. If you like what you see, check out their Kickstarter page and see if it is something you would want to support.
A community screening of the film is set to take place in April, dates and location are TBD.
Friends and backers of HICKIES!
First off, we want to publicly thank all of you for making this project and dream come true. We want to share some good news with you to make you feel proud!
HICKIES EXPERIENCE MANAGER
We recently added an Experience Manager to the HICKIES family, who will assist you on all HICKIES related issues. Her name is Carla, and she will email each of our KS backers to follow up on your experience with HICKIES and listen what you have to say to us. We are aware that as a new company, with a new product, there is much to improve and we want to let you know that we will input the necessary resources to reach perfection. Carla will be having one on one conversations with all of you and take care of any feedback or suggestions for us. We Hope you like this gesture and that you keep sending those nice good vibes we love so much!
To reach Carla directly, please email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
HICKIES AT THE GRAMMYS
Are you excited to watch the Grammys soon? We know we are! HICKIES will be an item featured in the Grammy gift bags that will be given to those in attendance. This is huge for HICKIES, and for you as backers as well :)
Check out the press release: HICKIES at the Grammys!
We want to keep everyone informed about the progress of HICKIES by sending out a newsletter. We feel that the newsletter will be less invasive than the KS update, since you will have the option to unsubscribe or re-direct if you wish to.
We want to keep you in the loop since so many interesting things come along with building a new company. We will use it wisely and share not only great news, but also special gifts, discounts and other ways to make you feel as important as you are to us.
FINALLY, A GIFT
We are so happy to know HICKIES backers are from all around the world. We would like to share through our social media updates, pictures of HICKIES in their new homes throughout the world.
Send us a picture to email@example.com of your HICKIES in their new environment (like the one you see below) and tell us where it is, and try to take a picture near a landmark. In return, we will send a HICKIES t-shirt to the first 300 participants that send us a picture, and host a fun contest on FB to see who can guess where that place is!
With that said, who can guess where these HICKIES are kicking it?
Thank you for all the love, help and support from all of you.
Love Your Kicks!
We wanted to remind t=you that Dec 10th is the final day to post your pixs into Instagram for our contest. Use the #loveyourkicks and upload your coolest pix of your favorite kicks!
We are close to Christmas day and HICKIES are a great idea for a gift :
We also wanted to share this video we made, one of many to come with different ways to wear HICKIES. This are techniques for a WIDER FIT
If you have more ideas send them to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will make a video about them!
REMEMBER IF YOU HAVE ANY ISSUE WITH YOUR PLEDGE OR ANY QUESTION, OR ANYTHING, I MEAN, ANYTHING, WE CAN DO FOR YOU OR HELP YOU WITH, SEND US AN EMAIL TO SUPPORT@HICKIES.COM
We are happy to talk to you and help you and make you happy!
LOVE YOUR KICS!
Mariquel & Gaston
How is everyone doing? These have been an amazing couple of weeks for HICKIES. Thank you so much for all the nice comments and emails.
So we have a couple of announcements:
1) As we've told you before you are some of our favorite people in the world and we are always thinking of ways to show our appreciation and to keep you guys happy. As many of you have stated that you want more HICKIES we have created a special discount code exclusively for Kickstarter backers. Use the code LOVEYOURKICKSTARTERS on our website and you will get a 25% discount on your next purchase. (Christmas is right around the corner!)
2) We are starting to feel the Holiday spirit want to start giving presents, so we decided to launch a contest with amazing prizes for our community of sneaker lovers.
It is very easy to participate:
Special prizes will be awarded to the Top Three winners of the Love Your Kicks contest, and each of the Top Ten finalists will receive a full collection of all 17 HICKIES color packs.
· The Grand Prize winner will receive a Mixte 3 bicycle by Linus Bikes featuring genuine leather grips, a durable hi-tensile steel frame, and a mid-century alloy bell, among other signature elements.
· Second Prize is 16 GB Apple iPad 2 with built in WiFi.
· Third Prize is a Z2300 Instant Digital Camera by Polaroid equipped with 10 megapixel digital camera and printing capabilities.
You can view all the entries and find more details at hickies.com/instagram
3) WAIT THERE'S MORE! We want to keep improving our product and would love to have your valuable feedback so that we can continue making HICKIES better. You will continue to help us if you could take 2 minutes to complete THIS SUPER FUN AND SHORT SURVEY!
4) Finally, if you have any questions about your order or any other issue regarding your HICKIES please contact us at email@example.com. We would like to start forwarding all our queries to this email address instead of using KS messages.
There are still almost a hundred orders that need to be processed and shipped. Please be patient, they will arrive at their destinations soon.
Thank you again and we hope to see all your kicks full of HICKIES in the contest. We are actually sad that we cannot participate ourselves although based on some of the pictures you have been sharing on facebook and twitter, we probably wouldn't stand a chance!
LOVE YOUR KICKS!
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GET THREE PACKS OF 14 HICKIES OF YOUR CHOICE. At the end of the project, we will send a survey in which you will be able to select three color combinations from our initial 16 color options. (US shipping included, shipping to Canada add $10, international add $15 to pledge amount)Estimated delivery:
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FAMILY PACK - GET FOUR PACKS OF 14 HICKIES OF YOUR CHOICE. At the end of the project, we will send a survey in which you will be able to select four color combinations from our initial 16 color options. (US shipping included, shipping to Canada add $10, international add $15 to pledge amount)Estimated delivery:
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RAINBOW PACK - GET 80 ASSORTED HICKIES! (US shipping included, shipping to Canada add $10, international add $15 to pledge amount)Estimated delivery:
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NEW! SUPER SIZE - GET EIGHT PACKS OF 14 HICKIES OF YOUR CHOICE. At the end of the project, we will send a survey in which you will be able to select eight color combinations from our initial 16 color options. (US shipping included, shipping to Canada add $15, international add $20 to pledge amount)Estimated delivery:
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