Cinco de Mayo (5th of May) just so happens to be the 5th remaining day of our Kickstarter campaign.
We thought we'd ask you to try a challenge: ask 5 friends to donate 5 bucks to the Death To Prom kickstarter campaign on Cinco de Mayo!
Just send this this link with your personal message (maybe about why YOU are supporting the project):
Email it, tweet it, facebook it. Let us know how it goes!
(we probably should've made margaritas...)
Everybody meet Catherine. She plays Frankie and Rene's best friend Holly. She's too cool for school and sarcastic and funny... and she loves messed up horror films?! Eeek.
If you tuned in to KFAI on Wednesday evening you might've heard a great interview with Matt and Jeremy on Art Matters (click to listen). Marya Morstad interviewed us and we dished on the inspiration and approach we're taking for Death To Prom.
We're about to cross the 3-week mark and we're over 55%, so this last week is going to be mental, we just know it. But we'll take the mental to get this movie made! Ask your friends today to join in with us at the $25 level. And keep on spreading the good word!
-jeremy and matt
Sam was cooperative enough to allow us to visit and bring along the camera today and he tells about his desire to make Death To Prom. But maybe he's a little too comfortable around us... that shower story... although we did get him to sing a little for you!
And if you listen to Art Matters on KFAI, well, you might get an audio treat all about Death To Prom on Wednesday night, 7pm Minneapolis time! Thanks to Marya for a great interview and Happy Birthday to KFAI (34!).
We're over the 50% mark with donations (THANK YOU so much) but we've got just NINE days left to reach our goal. The pressure is on. We've got more media coverage in the works for the coming week, but we really need wider, national-level exposure. We are busy working every angle we can think of -- do YOU have any connections that could help tell the world about Death to Prom?
Here are some things that I (Jeremy) think could be good story angles:
1) New role models in the media -- gay characters aren't just comedic relief, they're just normal and accepted. And they're main characters, not just sidekicks.
2) Duckie gets to kiss at his prom! (Yes, we were totally influenced by John Hughes. Respect.)
3) Indie gay film can be made in Minnesota, despite the long winters...and the Bachmanns.
4) We want the next generation to never hear disparaging remarks about family members, neighbors and friends who happen to be gay. If we can help change attitudes through film... hell yeah!
Here are some media mentions about DEATH TO PROM:
http://meghanwilker.posterous.com/death-to-prom (note: this is my wife. she wrote this on her own, and we encourage you to do the same on your blog or facebook!)
You are building new role models and "recapturing romance" with us on this movie, be proud of that and keep spreading the word!
-jeremy (and matt)
pledged of $45,000 goal
seconds to go
Apr 10, 2012 - May 10, 2012 (30 days)
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BALLOONS & STREAMERS SPONSOR CREDIT: Our eternal gratitude with your name listed in the credits and a Death To Prom button!Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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PUNCH BOWL SPONSOR CREDIT: A Death To Prom button and digital download/stream of the finished film!Estimated delivery: Apr 2013
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BOWTIE SPONSOR CREDIT: All the above plus a disc of the film (Blu-ray or DVD).Estimated delivery: Apr 2013
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CORSAGE SPONSOR CREDIT: All the above (excluding limited rewards) and a signed poster print.Estimated delivery: Apr 2013
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All the above plus one of our props: a sleeping mask, a vintage T-shirt or a retro handbagEstimated delivery: Apr 2013
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WHITE LIMO SPONSOR CREDIT: All the above (excluding limited rewards) plus original Death To Prom artwork print by Allen Brewer.Estimated delivery: Apr 2013
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LIMO SPONSOR CREDIT: All the above (excluding limited rewards) and an invitation for two to our wrap party.Estimated delivery: Apr 2013
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DANCE PARTNER CREDIT: All the above (excluding limited rewards) plus two tickets to our premiere party and screening.Estimated delivery: Apr 2013
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SLOW DANCE SPONSOR CREDIT: All the above (excluding limited rewards) plus limited giclee-print of original artwork by our storyboard artist Michael Jacobsen. Tickets for two to our premiere party and screening.Estimated delivery: Apr 2013
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All the above (excluding limited rewards) plus lunch and a guided thrift/vintage store tour of Minneapolis/St. Paul.Estimated delivery: Apr 2013
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PROM DREAM DATE SPONSOR CREDIT: All the above (excluding limited rewards) plus a walk-on part in the movie (must be in the Twin Cities, MN, area).Estimated delivery: Apr 2013
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PROM COMMITTEE SPONSOR CREDIT: All the above (excluding limited rewards) plus dinner of your favorite cuisine (we'll pick the restaurant in the Twin Cities area) and drinks with the producers and available cast.Estimated delivery: Apr 2013
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PROM COMMITTEE CHAIR SPONSOR CREDIT: All the above (excluding limited rewards) plus a visit to the set and Executive Producer credit.Estimated delivery: Apr 2013