That's right folks, this is it: Just in time for Halloween, your 'Til Death Kickstarter reward packages are now ON THEIR WAY! Whoo-hoo!
I know it's been a long wait, but I wanted to expose the film on the festival circuit to see what kind of traction it would get. As it turns out, the festival play was rather rewarding. Playing primarily in genre festivals, 'Til Death was named Best Short Film (and also Best Horror) at the Dragon*Con Film Festival, and has 3 more festivals coming up the weekend before Halloween: Pollygrind Underground Film Festival (in Vegas), New Orleans Horror Film Festival, and the Charlotte Horror Film Festival. So if you're in any of those areas, come on down to support the film!
But in any case... Soon you will have your movie in your own hungry hands. I believe I have the correct address for all of you, but if you have moved in the last year or so, please be sure to email me to confirm I have the right address on record. And if any of you do NOT get a package in the next week or so, please let me know and I will resend.
I hope you enjoy the film. After watching it, if you're so inclined, please email me or post your thoughts on our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/TilDeathMovie). We'd love to hear from you!
Thanks again for all of your help. This truly could not have been done without all of you.
Happy Halloween, everybody!!
Oops. Sorry. I got so excited I spilled the beans in the headline. :)
My, it's been a hectic couple of weeks on the Til Death front. The big news (in case you haven't seen my posts on Facebook) is this: Til Death has been named BEST HORROR and BEST SHORT FILM at the Dragon*Con Film Festival. This is very good news, especially since Dragon*Con, which is a fantasy convention not unlike ComicCon, represents the exact target audience for our movie. WInning Best Horror is a terrific honor; being named Best of the Fest with the Best Short Film award is an even greater honor. Thanks to all of you involved for helping to get us here.
Meanwhile, our festival run continues. Coming up in the next couple of months are screenings at the Charlotte Horror Festival, Pollygrind Underground Festival (Vegas), Atlanta Horror Film Festival, and the New Orleans Horror Film Festival. More potential fests are pending, so hopefully this list will grow even more.
In the meantime, I am now (finally) securing our final rewards packages for shipment. I know it's been quite a while since we had started our venture, but real life does interfere and things do take time. But we're getting there! If you have moved in the last year, please contact me with your new info so you can receive your reward package. And if you'd like to opt out from receiving a rewards package (as some have), please let me know — my feelings won't be hurt! :) In any case, though, I hope to get all the packages out within the next 4-6 weeks or so.
And one final note — in all likelihood, I will be winding down these Kickstarter updates. If you'd like to stay in the loop with what is happening with Til Death, please be sure to like our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/TilDeathMovie) or friend me on Facebook, if you haven't already done so. We also have our Twitter feed @TilDeathMovie or @pchidel, but Facebook is where I am more active.
Thanks for your continuing support!
Hi all —
So it's turning into an eventful week for us all of a sudden! This Friday is our screening at the Sacramento Film Festival: http://www.californiafilm.net/events/surreal-cinema
And we've just gotten word that we've been accepted into the LA Fear & Fantasy Film Festival in May! http://fearandfantasy.com/ More info to come, but we'll be among genre fans and friends, and I'm eagerly looking forward to our screening there. Should be fun!
And then... as if that's not enough... the great Carina Berlin has created our poster, and it includes a terrific quote from The Horror Guru, a fantastic genre blogger. Of course I say Fantastic because he liked our movie. :) So check it out:
And hopefully we'll have more news to come soon!
Sorry for the delay between updates — 'real life' has taken over (ugh!) and I am eager to return to the artistic life of 'TIL DEATH among other projects. I have also been waiting to see what kind of festival life this film may be developing... and as of next Friday, that life begins!
Some of you on Facebook may already know this: 'TIL DEATH has been accepted into the SACRAMENTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL! We are screening soon, on Friday, 4/27, at 7:30p as part of the 'Surreal Cinema' block of shorts (link below). If you are in the NorCal area, please stop by! Would love to see you, and share the 'Til Death experience as it is intended to be shared: in a theatre, with an audience. If you're not in the area, though, we hope to be playing in a festival near you over the course of this year.
Over the next few months, I will finally be delivering the packages promised on Kickstarter. They may come to you bit by bit, rather than as a single package, but yes, they will be coming. Thank you for your patience and continuing support.
Also, so you'll know, I have plans to include 'Til Death as part of a larger project. 'Til Death will be the first of three shorts in an anthology feature called 3 IN THE DARK, which will be a collection of bedtime stories for adults, featuring romantic zombies ('Til Death), corporate vampires, and a killer curse, among other ghoulish delights. :) This project is still being developed, but I hope to be able to move forward with it in the months to come. Stay tuned for more information.
In the meantime... Hope to see you in SacTown! Or a festival near you in the near future!
All the best,
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May 9, 2011 - Jun 29, 2011 (51 days)
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JUST FOR KICKS: Much appreciated! You have our humble thanks.
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THANK YOU PACKAGE: You will receive a SPECIAL THANKS credit on our web site and film, as well as a personalized Thank You From The Bottom Of My Undying Heart letter from the director, Philip Chidel.
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DIGITAL PACKAGE: The above, plus a digital download of the completed movie. You'll also get a souvenir custom photo card, direct from the set.
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JOHN HANCOCK PACKAGE: The above, but now your credit will be bumped to AN EXTRA SPECIAL AWESOME THANKS. More importantly — you’ll get an AUTOGRAPHED DIGITAL FILE OF THE MOVIE. What is that??? Well, instead of the regular movie, you’ll get a version that’s been customized just for you, with its own personalized introduction from the director AS PART OF THE MOVIE, speaking directly to you, for you. How many of your friends have THAT?!!
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LITERATURE PACKAGE: All of the above, plus a select souvenir: Your choice of an autographed Philip Chidel short story, which will be published along with stills from the set. You can choose either: a) The prose adaptation of TIL DEATH, or b) The prose adaptation of ALL THE LIVE-LONG DAY — the next short film we're planning to make once Til Death is complete. (Or choose both stories for $125).
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MOVIE PACKAGE: The above, plus a complete movie bundle!! You'll get the Til Death DVD, the Subject Two DVD, a hard copy of the Til Death script, and a crew photo — all signed. And a T-shirt (unsigned… unless you want otherwise!) All that and a bag of chips. (Seriously. You'll get some chips. Just name the brand.) (Canada shipping, please add $6, intl please add $10.)
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ASSOCIATE PRODUCER PACKAGE: The above, but now your credit will be an ASSOCIATE PRODUCER. You’ll be featured with a prominent thanks in the Pub section of our website, and you’ll also receive a 2012 calendar of production stills from Til Death. You may also exercise your right as an Associate Producer to 'associate' with the director — a 1-on-1 chat with the director via phone, Skype or, if you're in the SF Bay Area, in person over coffee. Our treat. (Canada shipping, please add $6, intl please add $10.)
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VIDEO PACKAGE: 'We're coming to get you, Barbara!! (or whatever your name may be...)' :) Here, you'll get all of the above PLUS you can impress your friends with a PERSONALIZED HALLOWEEN VIDEO just for you, starring one of the actors in full-on special effects makeup. Your choice whether to make it scary or not! Our choice whether to make it cool. (Don't worry. We will!)
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EXECUTIVE PRODUCER PACKAGE: All of the above, but now you're the Big Cheese: an EXECUTIVE PRODUCER. That comes complete with your own title card in the front of the movie — and also a PRIVATE HOME SCREENING with the director of Til Death & Subject Two for you and your friends. We'll come to you!
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THE NEXT BIG PACKAGE: Be careful with this one.. it's just a tad short of EXPLOSIVE AWESOMENESS. This time, you'll get everything above — but our next short will be based on YOU. A key character will have your name and select personal details, and the entire story will be affected by what YOU DO IN IT. How cool is that??? (People with heart conditions, pregnant women, and children under 48" are not recommended for this one... but can ignore this warning if they wish).