Well, we didn't meet our funding goal. After 30 days we raised $871 out of $6,000.
But you know what? We think we did a damn good job!
We took a big chance launching this campaign after having only had an online presence for our film for just a couple weeks prior. We were essentially crowdsourcing without the crowd. And building our fanbase first is certainly something we've learned from this experience.
We'd like to once again thank each and every one of our backers for pledging to and supporting our project. We've garnered such amazing support from everyone, and we're humbled to know that amongst a still-growing number of followers, that there are people who are genuinely interested in what we're trying to accomplish and who have faith in us.
We now know who our biggest supporters are, and that has made this a truly great experience.
To further express our gratitude for your support, we will still be giving a digital download of the completed film to everyone who has pledged. And you will all have the exclusive privilege to watch the before anyone else, and be first to give us feedback.
Please e-mail CharmingNewSociety@gmail.com so that we can save your info. And drop us your full name and mailing address. We are still going to be getting some promotional swag made, and when we do you may find a surprise or two in your mailboxes from us.
As for not having achieved the budget we were seeking?
We have long considered our options if the kickstarter were not to succeed. We know what concessions we'll have to make, and we know what changes will have to take place. Production will carry on forward!
We also have some other real-world fundraising ideas we are going to try to help things along.
Had we reached our funding goal, your would have been charged at this time for the pledges you made to us. If you would still like to see your pledges go to use, please consider making a direct donation to us through PayPal (Click here).
The amount we raised, while not quite near our full goal, is certainly not chump change. And with the concessions of equipment and software upgrades, this amount is extremely close to the remaining portion of the budget. In other words, if we can keep most of what we've raised we can still shoot "The 'Skirts" without delay.
And of course, while everything won't be possible, we will fufill whatever rewards we are able to for direct donators. Though, if you choose to help out in this way you are free to change the amount.
Either way, continue to follow us on Facebook
, and keep up with us over email. We still have lots in store for you guys, and we still have film to make!
Thank you again to all of you! We are proud of what we are doing, and we are proud to have you behind us.
All our love,
Jack Lawrence, Charming New Society, and the Cast & Crew of The 'Skirts